The Guildhall

The Guildhall

Portsmouth's fine neo-classical Guildhall was completed in 1890, but during WWII it was gutted by bombing and the subsequent restoration saw it lose its original dome and exterior decoration; it's still imposing but now has a curiously chopped-off look. It's one of the biggest event venues in the south-west, hosting art exhibitions, live music, festivals, theatre, magic shows, stand-up comedy, dance and conferences, with the main hall having a standing capacity of 2,500. It's also available as a spectacular wedding venue. Portsmouth & Southsea station is adjacent to the hall, and it's served by the 7 and 19 bus routes.
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2AB
Phone: 023 9282 4355

Events @ The Guildhall

Bobby Mair

Offbeat and aggressive humour from Mair -- who's been gracing your tellyboxes recently on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News and Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular.

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Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

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Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

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Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This

Comedian Carl Hutchison's brand new show tackles adult issues like buying houses and having kids with a uniquely adolescent approach.

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Chris Ramsey: 20/20

The genial Geordie presents his latest show.

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Ed Gamble

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

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Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

Incisive comedy from one of Scotland's best up-and-coming stand-ups.

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Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker

The comic and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson is back on stage a new stand-up show.

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Larry Dean: Fudnut

Stand-up comedy from the well-respected young Scot.

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

The multi-award winning comedian takes aim at her latest bête noire: empathy.

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Jamali Maddix: King Crud

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Sean McLoughlin: So Be It

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Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

King of boogie-woogie, Jools Holland brings his energy-fueled show. Jools dazzles audiences across the UK with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their exuberant live performances. The show will feature Gilson Lavis, special guest Eddi Reader, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. A composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster, Jools’ passion for music has made him a doyen of the music scene. His phenomenal success has seen him sell millions of records throughout his career, and he was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. With his show ‘Later with…Jools Holland’ now in its 54th series, and Jools’ Annual Hootenanny in its 27th, Jools’ name has become synonymous with quality music.

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Illegal Eagles

The World’s Official No. 1 Eagles tribute returns for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound. Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a re-creation of the live ABBA show.

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The Magic of Motown

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Collabro

Highly acclaimed musical theatre group Collabro aka Britain's Got Talent 2014 winning classical brothers go on a tour across the UK. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave take the stage featuring songs from their five studio albums.

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Whitney: Queen of the Night

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Anton and Giovanni

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together.

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Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall will be bringing the sea to the stage next Spring with his brand-new stage show Ocean, promising to make a splash with audiences of all ages.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

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The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

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Showaddywaddy

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

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Katherine Ryan: Missus

Comedian and star of Netflix show The Duchess discusses how she's married her first love, despite having disavowed marriage previously.

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Henning Wehn: It'll All Come Out In The Wash

German comic Henning Wehn rinses and wrings sense from the nonsensical in his latest comedy tour.

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Graeme Hall: The Dogfather

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What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

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The Musical Box

A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you back through time, to tell the story of both Paul and Art, from their humble beginnings as rock n roll duo Tom & Jerry, right through their massive success, dramatic breakup and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert. The show features both original photos and film footage, whilst a full live band perform all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound', 'Sound of Silence' and many more! If you're a fan of beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed!

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A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

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The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

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UB40

Birmingham reggae band still touring with a reduced line-up.

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Robert Cray Band

Award-winning US blues guitar maestro.

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Barenaked Ladies

Canadian quirky popsters who inject their songs with lashings of humour.

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Will Young

The terribly nice young Pop Idol graduate who has been one of the few to almost entirely shake the shackles of reality TV to emerge a solid popster in his own right.

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Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971--1977.

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Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

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Tony Hadley

The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs classic hits including ‘Only When You Leave’, ‘Through the Barricades’ and ‘True’, with the accompaniment of a full orchestra.

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Boyzlife

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy perform pop hits by their former bands.

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James Martin: Live

The celebrity TV chef invites guests into his on-stage kitchen, including celebrity friends and members of the audience.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Here Come The Boys

Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaž Škorjanec is joined by Pasha Kovalev, international ballet sensation and West End star Sam Salter and Broadway star Michael Dameski for the latest touring production.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters

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Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond

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House Classics

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Joe Jackson

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Placebo

The angsty Gothic alt.rockers celebrate 20 years as a band with a world tour.

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Paul Weller

The Modfather and former Jam frontman performs material from his 40-plus year career.

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The Vaccines

Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.

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The Queen Extravaganza

The official Queen tribute act, assembled by Roger Taylor.

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Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

The Pink Floyd drummer performs songs from two of the band's earliest albums.

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Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

ESA astronaut Tim Peake talks about his fascinating career.

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Fran Lebowitz

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Paul Hollywood

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Essential 80s ft. Paul Young

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Lost In Music: One Night in the Disco

Tribute night featuring some of the greatest tunes of the 70s, including songs by Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0

Famed for his award-winning stand-up and TV presenting roles, comedian Jimmy Carr celebrates an illustrious career spanning more than two decades.

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

Enjoy the magic of Strictly up close and personal! The professional dancers from the tremendously popular BBC programme perform.

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Joe McElderry

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Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal

Award-winning comedian Bill Bailey presents his newest 'En Route to Normal', a reflection on the current pandemic and other chaotic moments in history.

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Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour

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Roger Daltrey

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

A comedy roadshow with a guaranteed four top professional comedians, with different acts in each show, a full bar and two intervals for refills. Also a good chance to spot people before they become famous.

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I Prevail

American metalcore band formed in New Baltimore, Michigan in 2013.

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Ben Portsmouth

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Dawn French is a Huge T***

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ELO Tribute Show

Tribute to the English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970.

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Rhythm Of The 90s

The group performs covers of 1990s dance music live.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1893, has a remit to serve the south and southwest of England, and in 2014 was voted the winner in Bachtrack's World's Favourite Orchestra poll.

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Revolution Pro Wrestling

A family-friendly night of professional wrestling.

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Mini Ravers

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Nyjo)

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Paul Young, T'pau, Hue and Cry

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Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

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laugh out loud comedy club portsmouth

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Peter and the Wolf

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Nathan Caton

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Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The King of PowerPoint comedy is back with a new live show.

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Jessica Fostekew: Hench

The host of The Guilty Feminist podcast talks about taking 'hench' as a compliment.

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths

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Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

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Il Divo

The cosmopolitan pop and classical crossover group performs a selection of songs from West end and Broadway musicals.

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Giants Of Soul

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Milton Glee Choir

The Milton Glee Club now has more than 100 members, performing classical and easy listening works.

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Jen Brister: Under Privilege

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Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People

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ELO Tribute Show

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Joe McElderry

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Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Elio Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

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Jayde Adams

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Jason Fox

Star of SAS: Who Dares Wins goes on tour and discusses his career as a member of the UK Special Forces.

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Noel Fitzpatrick: Welcome To My World

The Irishman talks about his incredible career and life journey to becoming the Supervet, as well as discussing upcoming technologies and advances in animal healthcare.

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Calling Planet Earth

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Lost In Music -- One Night At The Disco

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

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The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

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Freedom - A Tribute to George Michael and Wham!, Joe McElderry

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Freedom The Music of George Michael starring Joe McElderry

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Dick & Dom in da Bungalow Live

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The Psychology of Serial Killers

Jennifer Rees delves into the dark minds of serial killers.

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Keith James

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Bret McKenzie

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Anton and Giovanni, Anton Du Beke, Giovanni Pernice

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Giants Of Soul, Tunde Baiyewu, Deniece Williams, Gwen Dickey, Alexander O'Neal, Jaki Graham, Janet Kay, Candace Woodson

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I Prevail, Dream State

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Paul Young, T'pau, Hue and Cry

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Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Home Truths

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90s Baby POP -- The Biggest Pop Show Ever

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Trixie and Katya

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Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

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Paul Smith: Changed

English comedian Paul Smith goes for his third and largest ever UK tour to entertain the audience with sharp and hilarious stories of his life. Earlier he was named Liverpool's New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

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The Little Mermaid

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Sophie Duker: Hag

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Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow -- Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

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National Under 13 Orchestra Summer Concert

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Ben Portsmouth: Elvis -- The King is Back

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Bellowhead

Vibrant, chaotic and upbeat international folk on a variety of instruments.

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The Blockheads

Ian Dury's redoubtable band return to pay tribute to their late, great frontman.

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

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Francis Foster: Online Provocateur

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The Little Mermaid

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Joanne Shaw Taylor

Bluesy-rock from the solo artist.

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Blossoms

A lighter psychedelic sound with elements of British pop from Stockport five-piece Blossoms.

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Reef

Britrockers who sounded anachronistic even back in their 90s heyday.

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Julie Madly Deeply

This charming yet cheeky cabaret takes an engaging look at fame and fandom, through the eyes and voice of award-winning singer, West End actress and Fascinating Aida star Sarah-Louise Young.

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