Tag Archives: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Bella Hardy, Gig Review. The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The laughter inside the Philharmonic Hall would have been bordering on the intense as Bill Bailey regaled his fans for the second night running, yet tucked away but as bold as anything inside the newly opened Music Room of the hallowed Philharmonic Hall, a different type of evening was taking place, one that flowed with a touch of the regal, the harmonious fusing of haunting vocals and instruments and all times the serenity of the Folk machine. With Bella Hardy in Liverpool for one night only there really was no comparison to be made; the sweet lingering voice of Ms. Hardy was always going to be the most captivating event to be fortunate to witness.

The Levellers Introduce Liverpool To A Curious Life In March.

Described by the legendary John Robb as, “The brilliant and heart-warming tale of a dysfunctional band”, ‘A Curious Life’ is a film about the Levellers and their unique career and fans in Liverpool will be able to see this film at the Philharmonic Hall on March 6th as part of a nationwide tour.

Told through the unique perspective of Jeremy Cunningham, the band’s bass player and artist, and directed by former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce, the film focuses on the Levellers’ phenomenal success between 1988 and 1998 before nearly disintegrating in a train wreck of drink, drugs and creative drought.

Rick Wakeman, Gig Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

Rick Wakeman, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 2014. Photograph by Ian D. Hall

Rick Wakeman, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 2014. Photograph by Ian D. Hall

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There are some things that are well worth the wait, even if you didn’t realise just why you had waited for them until the first note came crashing down around your senses and you were transported through time and the love of literature to a point of sheer bliss.

Paul Carrack, Gig Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

There can be no doubting the musical aptitude and flair that resides in the body of Paul Carrack. A man whose talent is legendary and which stretches across so many decades and through so many groups and solo albums that if there was any fairness in the world, the iconic musician would have in another realm the moniker ‘National Treasure’ attached to his name after it is mentioned. However Paul Carrack is far too humble for that, you only have to watch him perform on stage around the country that is this a proud man, not frightened to send himself up when the occasion calls for it but who above all you cannot help but feel that no matter what, his family comes first and then his music.

Kate Rusby, Gig Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

To see an artist enjoy themselves, to witness the little escaping of glee and cheer from their mouths after every song, is perhaps one of the great thrills in life. It certainly makes for an entertaining evening and enhances the overall pleasure of a listening to a set of songs delivered with beautiful precision and cheer.

Paloma Faith, Gig Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There are some artists that just radiate so much style and panache that their every move is watched with a type of gleeful appreciation. Some lack the real high of sublime talent to see the style through to its logical conclusion. This is not something that can ever be aimed in the direction of Paloma Faith, for style read elegance, talent, she has by the bucket load and grace is something that seems to come naturally to her.

Stewart Lee, Comedy Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Stewart Lee’s latest show boasts value for money as he delivered two hours and twenty minutes of largely new material, where he takes seemingly familiar subject matter to abstract and hilarious new territory.

Westlife’s Shane Filan To Perform At The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Shane Filan has announced that he will be touring the U.K. as a solo artist for the first time in February and March of 2014. The tour will see Shane play 13 headline dates across the U.K. and Ireland including a show on the 20th February at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Shane Filan said, “I’m so excited to be heading out on my first ever solo tour. The album ‘You and Me’ means so much to me and I cannot wait to play these songs live in front of an audience, and of course there will be some old fan favourites from memory lane and a couple of surprises in there too. Hope to see you all there

Zappa Plays Zappa’s Seminal Roxy & Elsewhere At The Philharmonic Hall This November.

Zappa Plays Zappa, the Grammy winning group that features Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil Zappa has made and recreated history performing the music of Frank Zappa over the past 8 years, is set to embark on an epic musical trek across the U.K. celebrating the classic Frank Zappa album Roxy & Elsewhere.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of that pivotal Zappa fan favourite, the entirety of its repertoire, including the provocative rhythms of Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?, Echidna’s Arf (Of You) and Be-Bop Tango (of the Old Jazzmen’s Church)”* will be performed live on stage.

The Mavericks, Gig Review. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The one thing other than death and taxes which is assured in life is that when The Mavericks, the Americana country band with a smile and the ability to make anyone’s foot tap along with their infectious beat come to town, there is a party atmosphere both in the audience and on stage.

Promoting their new album, In Time, and making sure that the huge crowd inside the Philharmonic Hall got their money’s worth with a set that was overwhelming and jam-packed to the brim, The Mavericks, led by the indefatigable and unflagging Raul Malo took the audience on a trip to the days when their music was played almost non-stop on the radio and music television; both in Europe and in their home land.