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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.

SINGLE REVIEW: The Strangerz – ‘Shut Up!’

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Back in October 2020 I reviewed The Strangerz’s debut release ‘Straight Gay Brother’ and that was a joy encapsulated in under 1½ minutes. ‘Shut...

SINGLE REVIEW: L.O.E – ‘People Like People Like Them’

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Halifax based L.O.E (it’s short for Last Of Eden) make progressive post rock music. Actually being more ‘accurate’ they make instrumental progressive post rock...

ALBUM REVIEW: Soup Review – ‘Go and See’

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In 2020 - boy, does time fly, where does it go - I reviewed Soup Review’s album ‘Beneath the Big White Moon’. The question...

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Long Division – Wakefield – 11th June 2022

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What a day Long Division 2022 was; great atmosphere, venues and a range of bands and artists to please anyone’s tastes. Actually if I...

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....

LIVE REVIEW: Open Space 70 Launch Party: Hebden Bridge Arts –...

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As well as information and workshops, this event featured musical performances. These started and ended with Poco Jazz, a new group consisting of Luca Kelley...

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.

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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