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Big Boy blues and beer in Preston

With a name like Big Boy Bloater, you would expect this blues musician to hail from America's Deep South. But leafy Farnborough in Hampshire is as far removed from the swamps of Louisiana as you can get.

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Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

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Foo Fighters joining James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits

Foo Fighters rock out with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke

Foo Fighters joined James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits in the latest edition of the presenter's Carpool Karaoke.

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Craig David who is the most dangerous celebrity to search for

Why Googling singer Craig David could get you in trouble

Craig David is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK, according to cybersecurity giant McAfee.

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Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
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Seal said: "This is the album I have always wanted to make.

It has been a lifelong dream - Seal announces jazz and swing covers album

Singer-songwriter Seal has said it has been a "lifelong dream" to create his new album, a collection of covers of jazz and swing classics.
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Former band member Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet are searching for a new singer following Tony Hadley's departure

Spandau Ballet are looking for a new singer to fill the gap left by former band member Tony Hadley, Martin Kemp has confirmed.
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Sam Smith

Sam Smith on track for sixth UK number one single

Sam Smith is on course for his sixth UK number one single with his comeback track.

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George Michael

New music from George Michael to be released eight months after his death

A new single by George Michael will receive its first play on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday, it has been announced.

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The top songs of the summer

Here is a list of the 10 biggest songs in the UK this summer.
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"It's always been a cool destination and it's now getting more exclusive.

Ibiza risks losing party capital tag as visitors getting older

Ibiza's reputation as Europe's top destination for the UK's young revellers is at risk as visitors are getting older, new figures show.
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Carey will bring her Christmas concert to the Manchester Arena

Mariah Carey to bring All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour to UK

Mariah Carey is set to bring her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour to the UK for the first time.

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Mat Arnold and Keiron Melling have launched Colne record label, Hilltown Records. (s)

From Kanye West to North-West

Move over Jay-Z and Kanye West – two Colne pals have ditched the heights of working with global superstars to champion Pendle’s medley of musical talent.
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Liam Gallagher who has announced his first arena tour as a solo artist

Liam Gallagher announces first solo UK tour

Liam Gallagher has announced his first arena tour as a solo artist.

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Dreamcatcher Theatre Company is depicting the heroic tale of Burnleys Thomas Whitham this month. (s)

Our Tommy: a song for a working class hero

A trio of actors are marching proudly to the beat of theatre as they present the tale of a Burnley hero.

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert’s Highway Vagabond Tour

It was the Texas drawl which got us all going. “Y’all so quiet’’ shouted the energetic Miranda Lambert as she bounced around the stage.

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American bluegrass band Ragged Union are playing in Lancaster

Bluegrass heads to Lancaster

If you are looking for something different than the usual fare offered in the region why not head out to Lancaster’s Priory Hall next Friday to catch some authentic bluegrass music from American band Ragged Union.

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'Racy' spotify ad featuring Bieber tune won't be banned despite dozens of complaints

Two racy Spotify adverts which triggered dozens of complaints after being aired during Britain's Got Talent won't be banned after being cleared of breaking TV rules.

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Morrissey, who is to release his first studio album since 2014

Morrissey announces new album

Morrissey is to release his first studio album since 2014.

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DJ Paul Taylor

Beats Cancer: DJ Paul Taylor to rock Castle

Paul Taylor and Judge Jules will be spinning the vinyl in aid of cancer research at Clitheroe Castle tomorrow.

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