Author: Graham Clark

Graham was born and raised in West Yorkshire. He has attended hundreds of shows all over the north and considers himself lucky to have Newcastle, Stockton, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull on his doorstep. Graham is passionate about food and, having worked in hospitality, is able to use his experience to give a true and honest opinion in his reviews.

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Gary Barlow shines in greatest hits tour

Graham Clark

If you are going to see Gary Barlow at the Newcastle Arena later this month you are in for a great evening. I went along to the Sheffield show, here is a taste of what to expect. Barlow arrives on stage at Sheffield Arena dressed in a cherry red suit, clicking his fingers as he […]

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Interview with Ray Laidlaw from Lindisfarne

Graham Clark

Ray Laidlaw was the drummer in Lindisfarne up until 2003. With the BBC4 documentary on Alan Hull , interest in the north east band has been ignited again.  I spoke to Ray about the band, Alan Hull and of course those famous Top of the Pops appearances. Do you think Alan got the recognition he […]

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Sam Fender: getting started in Leeds

Graham Clark

Going into HMV in Newcastle local Lad, Sam Fender’s new album, Seventeen Going Under stands proudly on the stands as one of the staff’s choices of what to listen to.  A small hand written note placed on the front of the vinyl edition of the album proudly says: “I saw Sam performing few years ago […]

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Adele makes a strong return with new album, 30

Graham Clark

The record industry has been blessed with some key releases over the past few months: firstly with Coldplay, then Ed Sheeran and now the comeback album from Adele. With what is destined to become the biggest selling album of the year, Adele has returned with an album that is probably one of her best. The […]

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Marti Pellow from Wet Wet Wet in Stockton

Graham Clark

Former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow is about to go out on his Greatest Hits tour which visits the newly refurbished Stockton Globe. I asked the singer about his career to date and his visit to the North East. What can we expect on your new tour? “It does what it says on the […]