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INTERVIEW: Liam Sullivan

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Leeds based Liam Sullivan is the singer/songwriter who prompted me to say 'What you expect from Liam is a fantastically written lyric, a great vocal and music that is so well put together it hurts' in one of my reviews. I 'sat down' with him over exchanged emails to find out more

FEATURE: Scenius set the scene for their debut album ‘Enough Fears’

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With an album - ‘Enough Fears’ - coming out on 4th December after four fantastic singles, Frank ‘talked’ to Steve and Fabrice about making music when you’re on opposite sides of The Channel, the album, musical roots and plans for the future.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Nothing But Noise Festival, Leeds 21st May 2022

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The absolutely fabulous Leeds based 360 Club have teamed up with the explosive FUDGE. to create Nothing But Noise, their first joint curated one-day...

EP REVIEW: Without Love – ‘Surrender’

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I am partial to - actually more than partial - a heavy dose of hardcore; obviously hardcore rock before you leap to the wrong...

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Todmorden Folk Festival – 29th April–1st May 2022

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How to review a festival of three days and eleven venues? Impressions included “Folk Customs of the Borderlands” with Oakenhoof to add clog dancing to...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Tramlines Festival opens ‘Apply To Play’ for emerging talent

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Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest music festival, has announced the opening of this year’s ‘Apply to Play’. The scheme offers a number of paid performance slots...

SINGLE REVIEW: Flat Moon – ‘Smile While You Can’

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I had the joy and privilege of hearing the band play this live recently at Hyde Park Book Club, so I’m not entirely coming...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Tramlines Festival opens ‘Apply To Play’ for emerging talent

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Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest music festival, has announced the opening of this year’s ‘Apply to Play’. The scheme offers a number of paid performance slots...

CONCERT REVIEW: Cantorelli – St Mary’s Church, Todmorden – 14th May...

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This a cappella group gave a programme of music from the 15th to 20th centuries. It ranged from religious songs to the praise of...

CONCERT REVIEW: Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah – Todmorden Town Hall – 23rd...

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This work tells the dramatic story of the prophet Elijah. It was performed by Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra, conducted by Antony Brannick....

CONCERT NEWS: Musical Master Duo Ansell’s Les Musicals coming to the...

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Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert - Ansell’s Les Musicals. This ultimate celebration of musical theatre is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax on Tuesday 14 June at 7:30pm.

SHOW NEWS: World premiere tour of Soul Sisters: The Musical with...

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The Victoria Theatre Halifax is set to host the world premiere tour of Soul Sisters The Musical on Sunday 1 May, the only venue...

How to get a review on LSF

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A short guide for bands and artists

LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

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We've had some queries from our readers asking whether, because we published news pieces about Hope & Glory, we have any formal connection to,...

LSF is now all about Yorkshire

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We are now all about Yorkshire. Our service is now for people living in Yorkshire and about music from and played in Yorkshire. We'll be continuing to post news of gigs and concerts in places that people living in Yorkshire can travel to.
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