Music Reviews

Review: Poets Mike Garry and John Cooper Clarke, Nantwich Civic

Review: Poets Mike Garry and John Cooper Clarke, Nantwich Civic

By Claire Faulkner
Standing on stage to introduce an evening of poetry to a packed Civic Hall, Nantwich Words and Music Festival organiser Nigel Stonier said “we care about the words”.

This love for language couldn’t have been any better demonstrated by the two poets performing that night, Mike Garry and Dr John Cooper Clarke.

ABBA tribute band fill the floor at Nantwich Civic gig

ABBA tribute band fill the floor at Nantwich Civic gig

ABBA tribute band ‘ABBA Revival’ thrilled fans at a packed gig at Nantwich Civic Hall, writes Jonathan White.

They opened and closed their show with ABBA’s breakthrough hit ‘Waterloo’.

Wistaston Singers wow packed Port Sunlight concert crowd

Wistaston Singers wow packed Port Sunlight concert crowd

By Jonathan White
The Wistaston Singers took their talents on the road when they travelled to Port Sunlight on the Wirral.

They performed a fundraising concert at Christ Church United Reformed Church

Nantwich Words and Music Festival proves big success again

Nantwich Words and Music Festival proves big success again

By Jonathan White
The 8th annual Words and Music Festival in Nantwich has been hailed another massive success.

Headline acts for the week-long festival included Barbara Dickson, Gruff Rhys, Thea Gilmore, The Christians and poet Kim Moore.

October 22, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Barbara Dickson at St Mary’s Church Nantwich

Review: Barbara Dickson at St Mary’s Church Nantwich

By Kirsty Rollings
Hundreds of people gathered in St Mary’s Church in Nantwich to enjoy legendary singer Barbara Dickson’s acoustic set as part of Words & Music Festival 2015.

Famous for her lead roles in West End musicals, unforgettable hit singles and as an actress, Dickson took to the stage with her pianist accompanying her, opening the set with the ever popular ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, much to the crowd’s delight.

October 21, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Gruff Rhys at Nantwich Words and Music Festival

Review: Gruff Rhys at Nantwich Words and Music Festival

By Sara Royle
Playing support to the Super Furry Animals vocalist Gruff Rhys can’t be an easy gig to agree to.

It would have been understandable if She Makes War had been apprehensive before taking the Crown Hotel ballroom stage.

October 17, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Frazey Ford sparkles at Words and Music Festival

Review: Frazey Ford sparkles at Words and Music Festival

Canadian Frazey Ford proved a brilliant headline act for the opening night of the Nantwich Words and Music Festival.

Nantwichnews writer Sara Royle went along to watch.

October 13, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Words and Music Festival launches at Enzo in Nantwich

Words and Music Festival launches at Enzo in Nantwich

The 2015 Words and Music Festival was launched in a blaze of tasty pizza and foot-tapping tunes at Enzo last night (October 12)

The coffee shop on Nantwich town square hosted festival organisers, dignitaries, performers, local media and friends and family for the launch.

Wistaston Singers concert raises £185 for church fund

Wistaston Singers concert raises £185 for church fund

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston Singers fund-raising concert at the Parish Church of St Andrew in Crewe has helped raise £185 for the Church restoration fund.

Phil Houghton, the group’s musical director, led the concert and also introduced each song and soloist.

Packed Nantwich Civic Hall enjoy Meet the Beatles night

Packed Nantwich Civic Hall enjoy Meet the Beatles night

Hundreds of fans of the Fab Four packed into Nantwich Civic Hall for a night of Beatles-mania!

More than 400 tickets were sold as the hall welcomed a sell-out audience to watch tribute band, Meet The Beatles.

Mayor enjoys St Mary’s Church summer serenade concert

Mayor enjoys St Mary’s Church summer serenade concert

Nantwich Mayor Cllr Andrew Martin was among a packed audience at St Mary’s Church Summer Serenade Concert.

The concert brought together a number of choirs from around the area including Simply Allsorts, Simply Harmony, Dolly Mixtures and Singcoption, directed by Chris Hale.

Toyah Willcox Nantwich Civic Hall show in pictures

Toyah Willcox Nantwich Civic Hall show in pictures

Legendary singer Toyah Willcox wowed a packed Nantwich Civic Hall as fans queued around the block to watch her perform.

The original Princess of Punk arrived in town during her UK Close Up and Personal Tour.

19th Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival kicks off with a bang

19th Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival kicks off with a bang

By Jonathan White
The 19th Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival has kicked off with a rip-roaring first night.

Organisers expect up to 40,000 people to attend the festival over its five-day period (April 2-6) with more than 100 performances at 16 venues in Nantwich.