X Factor Tour Announce Manchester Live Shows

The X Factor has now announced their Live Tour dates for Manchester in 2017. The shows will take place on March 4th 2017 at Manchester Arena with one being the matinee. Tickets will be on sale on this Friday October 7th.

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The 2017 Live Tour will feature acts from the current line up on the shows at the moment. However we of course do not know which acts these will be as of yet! The acts may feature artists from Sharon Osbourne – Over 25s, Simon Cowell – Girls, Louis Walsh – Groups and Nicole Sherzinger – Boys.

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Grand Organ Gala at Bridgewater Hall

On Sunday October 16th there will be a Grand Organ Gala taking place at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. This will include outstanding works such as Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’, Strauss’s ‘Sunrise’ from ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’, Mascagni’s ‘Intermezzo’ from ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’.

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These excellent pieces will include the Manchester Chorale and Fanfare Trumpeters of The Band of The King’s Division with Darius Battiwalla on Organ and Hilary Davan Wetton conducting.

The Bridgewater quotes ‘Celebrate the power and majesty of the King of Instruments featuring the magnificent ‘Organ Symphony’ by Saint-Saëns.’

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Robbie Williams’s Daughter on his Career

Robbie Williams’s (42) daughter Teddy apparently doesn’t care about his singing career! The girl of 4 years old has been known to sit on her father’s lap as he shows her videos from his Knebworth concert with 135,000 in a sea of complete awe and emotion and quite simply says ‘Can I have some cake?’

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Teddy shows no interest in Robbie’s performances even when a sea of people is seen. Williams has stated that the ‘Embarrassment is yet to come!’

Williams has had an amazing career starting out as a young and energetic member of the ever popular Take That. He later on progressed into his own solo career releasing complete chart toppers such as ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Let Me Entertain You’.

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Pete Waterman Awarded Fellowship from RNCM

The RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) Popular Music Department have awarded Pete Waterman with a fellowship for his contribution to pop.

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The fellowship has been awarded due to his great success in selling over 500 million records and also secured over 100 UK top 40 hits.

Waterman nurtured the likes of Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and Mel and Kim turning these names into well-known artists which we still love to listen to today.

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Turing’s Computer Recording Restored

The computer recording of Alan Turing’s digital piece has finally been restored after 65 years. The piece starts with a mixture of Baa Baa Black Sheep, The National Anthem and Glen Miller’s ‘In the Mood’.

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Jason Long and Jack Copeland (Professor of University of Canterbury in Christchurch) have successfully restored the recording to what it intended to sound like in 1951 and it has shown to be a true landmark of the first digital recording.

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Kraftwerk come to Manchester in 2017.

Manchester’s Bridgewater hall will have the privilege of showing a live show from Kraftwerk on June 19th 2017.

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The band is originally from Germany could be described as an experimental electronic band using electric instruments to create a distinctive and unique atmosphere for their listeners. They emerged from the German ‘krautrock’ scene in the early 70s.

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Live Music at Oxford Road Station

Imagine a busy morning at Oxford Road Station; whether it is meeting a Oxford Road Station and its new pianoloved one on the platform or on your busy commute to work, you don’t expect to hear a live piano being played at the train station!

Manchester Oxford Road has recently introduced a new addition to the station which is an upright piano for any member of the public to play. Manchester is a thriving city filled with excellent musicians with exceptional talents and the piano at Oxford Road station gives these musicians an opportunity to show the public their skills. Continue reading “Live Music at Oxford Road Station”

Digital Pianos – the lowdown

Musics always changing. Digital pianos are the present and future. They are everywhere you go, wether you realise is or not. But what makes the digital piano so much superior to that of its predessors?  As Bob Dylan said, the times are a changing, and more and more people are choosing digital over acoustic. The facts are simple, really. Below are the highlighted reasons why you, too, should join the digital piano era.


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Digital piano – the way forward.






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Music mad Manchester schoolboy wins prestigious award in national competition

A schoolboy from Manchester with a love of jazz music, has won national acclaim in a BBC Young Proms competition after playing a piano piece inspired by his musically gifted Grandfather.

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Critically acclaimed – 15 year old Myles Lavelle Golding wins national aclaims at a BBC Proms music competition.

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Manchester-educated Pianist made CBE

Manchester educated Paul Lewis recieves honours
Manchester-educated Paul Lewis receives pretegious honours.

A Manchester educated pianist has made it onto the Queens 90th birthdays honour list. Continue reading “Manchester-educated Pianist made CBE”