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Once More … with The Wedding Present

Following this site’s breaking announcement last week comes news of The Wedding Present adding a second night in Preston, Lancashire, having sold out their first summer show at The Continental in super-fast time. Three decades after their first visit to … Continue reading

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Going Going … This Boy Can’t Wait – a writewyattuk exclusive

I don’t tend to do ‘breaking news’ and ‘exclusive’ splashes on this website, leaving that to the … yawn … competition. But when you’ve got it, perhaps you should flaunt it after all. Go, Man, Go, as a wise man once … Continue reading

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King Champion Sounds – Preston, The Continental

There’s something about an unconventional marriage of inspirational music and film that always appeals to me, and I’ve been spoiled for choice on that front of late. In my formative days on the ‘80s London circuit I recall a venue … Continue reading

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The Orchids / The Chesterfields / The Suncharms – Preston, The Continental

In these uncertain times, I’m all for reaffirmations that things ain’t so bad after all, and three treasured indie bands put plenty of smiles on faces at a Lancashire riverside pub venue on Friday night, serving up a feast of … Continue reading

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Four-eyed handsome men – introducing Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars

  I wouldn’t expect the fervour of a 1950s audience when Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars make their latest return to Chorley Little Theatre this weekend. For the sake of the team at this Lancashire venue you’d hope those days of … Continue reading

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Sofa, so good – talking about The Chesterfields with Simon Barber

With his monthly magazine deadline approaching, Simon Barber could probably do without a long chat with me about The Chesterfields. The 58-year-old – born the day after Paul Weller in the same Surrey town – is these days at the … Continue reading

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Rose McDowall/Vukovar/Zvilnik – Preston, The Continental

A top night unfolded at the Continental in Preston as former Strawberry Switchblade and Sorrow chanteuse Rose McDowall visited en route for a Celtic Connections date in Glasgow. Rose was up to Lancashire from her adopted Oxfordshire for another Tuff … Continue reading

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