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.

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.

Singer Tracy Jordan presents her new show Streisand And Me

Tracy hopes people will share her love of star

Barbara Streisand is one of the greatest female singers of all time - and Monday night will see one of Blackpool’s own singing stars pay tribute to her work.
Shotglass performing at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool

Hot shots returning to Dead'uns

Fleetwood R ’n’ B Club’s September promotion on Friday at Dead’uns features five-piece Blackpool band Shotglass.

Danielz in T-Rextasy

T.Rextasy pay tribute to Marc Bolan on 40th anniversary of his death

This month marks an important anniversary for fans of T.Rex - it’s 40 years since the legendary musician Marc Bolan was killed in a car crash, just a fortnight before his 30th anniversary.

Lethal Bizzle. Picture by Dan Medhurst.

Pier Jam to close with Lethal Bizzle

Oi! grime star Lethal Bizzle will bring this year’s Pier Jam sessions to a close at North Pier this weekend.

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.

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.

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.
Dancing Queen: The Concert

Viva announces double dose of musical nostalgia and memories

Two new dates in the Viva Blackpool diary will take music lovers back in time.
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.
Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

Edward’s flying the flag for new music with symphony orchestra

Don’t forget your Union Flags, there’s Last Night Of The Proms celebrations taking place as Blackpool Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Poulton People’s Choir join forces.

Winter Gardens marketing manager Anthony Williams in the Empress Ballroom

Gig postponed as Blackpool's Empress Ballroom repair gets underway

It is the arguably the greatest gig venue in the UK – it’s sprung floor and amazing architecture a favourite of performers and music fans alike.
Issy Simpson on Britain's Got Talent in 2017

Resort acts called on in talent hunt

TV scouts are once more set to ask the question: Has Blackpool Got Talent?
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.

Academy singers ready for Collabro

Musical theatre group Collabro will be joined on stage by young singers from St Annes theatre school Clifton Academy.

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.

Bon Iver play Blackpool Opera House

Folk stars' Bon idea for women's charity

A sell-out show from American indie folk act Bon Iver at Blackpool Opera House will support a Lancashire women’s charity.

Embrace will play Preston Guild Hall in November

Embrace return with short UK tour - including Lancashire date

Embrace have announced a short tour to support the release of their seventh studio album.

Tony Millidge, bass player with The Cheating Hearts.

Classic covers in the bill for band’s only Fleetwood gig this year

A five-piece covers band is set to play its only port gig this weekend.

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