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Liverpool Sound And Vision Review Of 2017.

The year has perhaps been one of diverse feelings across the board in Liverpool, one in which reflection, triumphant returns, masterpieces and some sadness has been experienced. The Playhouse Theatre has undergone work for a while and yet held inside its doors one of the most magnificent scenes caught on camera as Annette Bening and Jamie Bell recreated one of the last days of the film star Gloria Graham for the cinematic love letter, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. The much loved Unity Theatre closed its doors for a time and reopened with a flourish as it too underwent a change in its decor and look and yet still retains the welcome that makes it one of the places to visit in the city.

Hegarty, Even The Joker Cries Sometimes. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The clown, the comedian, the one who persistently smiles no matter what life throws at them, those are the ones in which we should hold closer than most, for in their laughter is the silent sound of unhappiness and sorrow; in their eyes is the hope that someone, somewhere, will take them by the hand and let them not be bound by the joke that everyone sees.

Hegarty, Gig Review. The Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

It has been a productive time for Hegarty, a much loved band that quite rightly Liverpool has taken to its mighty Mersey heart, a new single which has had the group’s loyal fans and new comers aglow with anticipation in what is too come next and the return of their sublime drumming machine Waka Staffo after time out nursing himself back to full fitness.

Hegarty, I Only Dream. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

To talk of dreams to someone can be the breaking point in the conversation, the sudden roll of eyes and the distant yawn; all this because don’t want to be bogged down in the subject of the subconscious, yet perhaps we should take stock occasionally and if not listen to others and try to understand them psychologically, at least have a deeper resonance with our own soul. Dreams are part of us, it helps us make sense of the insanity of time and our place in it.

Hegarty, Gig Review. Johnsons’ Pavilion, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The storming finish, the band that gets people up to dance and forget the finite detail of the week they may have had, the month they have had to scrape through, that band is worth its weight in gold. It may be the one that you turn to when all seems desperate, the loose ended feeling, your all time favourite from decades past, yet a band that can calm the nerves, stop the pressure from boiling over and take you out of your head as a Saturday folds itself away into the past forever, that is the band in which to really be seen with. There are a few of them in Liverpool, in the freshly young bracket that are 21st Century delivered, they all stand out, as too does the final group in the Battle of the Bands, the festival of musical things on the bowling green lawn in Bootle – Hegarty.

Hegarty, The Unintended Rebellion. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Not everything in life is planned, not every riot, act of disobedience or the undertaking of insubordination is to be thought of as premeditated. Neither is the act of impulse in which words flow and the music plays around like a pack of wild animals, eager to be let loose upon the world and to dominate the thoughts of those with enquiring minds and bountiful imagination, the lyrics acting like a general, the pack leader whose pride brings him satisfaction as the stumble by chance upon a way to change the world; for The Unintended Rebellion is always one that hits the headlines more.

Hegarty, Gig Review. Zanzibar Club, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

The invitation must have been sent round the entire Liverpool music loving public, the words command performance perhaps not quite in evidence as the letter, e-mail or text message was steamed open and poured over with great intent and undisguised glee, but the intention was inferred and undeniable. Hegarty expected and received a following inside the Zanzibar Club so large that Noah himself would have found it impossible to find space for a pair of glow worms to dance the night away comfortably without stepping on the shoes of the faithful.