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REVIEW: Fantastic entertainment from guitar hero Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Arena

The name Bonamassa apparently means 'good oracle, the shape of things to come'. Well, at least to some etymology geek I Googled.

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The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment

VIDEO: The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment with music video Chasing Shadows

Yorkshire's latest high flying Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks have launched pre-orders for debut album Live For The Moment with the release of new music video for single Chasing Shadows.

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Sounds of America in Somercotes group’s concert

Sounds of America in Somercotes group’s concert

Somercotes Choral Society’s latest concert – Sounds American – features a selection of popular songs which originate in the USA.

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Antarctic Monkeys are playing at Fake Festivals in Selby in May 2011.

Antarctic Monkeys tune up for Fake Festival

Antarctic Monkeys, the leading tribute to Arctic Monkeys, give an insight into their fake life as the legendary band, as they prepare to play Chesterfield Fake Festival.

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1990s band Dodgy

VIDEO: Dodgy are staying out for a gig in Chesterfield

Power-pop hitmakers Dodgy will be playing in Chesterfield this month.

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Gig guide

Thursday, April 27

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Rising British blues ace at Derby venue

Rising British blues ace at Derby venue

The Laurence Jones Band will be playing a gig at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, April 28, with support on the night from The Troy Redfern Band.

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Robeson remembered in Crich performance

Robeson remembered in Crich performance

Call Mr Robeson: A Life with Songs is to be presented by Tayo Aluko & Friends at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Saturday, May 13, from 7.30pm.

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Essential concert to be held in Stapleford this week

Essential concert to be held in Stapleford this week

You can enjoy brass and voices in a concert taking place in Stapleford on Friday, April 28.

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Ey Up Mi Duck festival returns to Somercotes

Ey Up Mi Duck festival returns to Somercotes

The second Ey Up Mi Duck festival takes place at Amber Valley Rugby Club, Somercotes. on April 28-30.

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FILM REVIEW: Broadbent is unmissable in The Sense Of An Ending

FILM REVIEW: Broadbent is unmissable in The Sense Of An Ending

Based on the Booker Prize winning novel from Julian Barnes, The Sense Of An Ending is a delicate drama about the passage of time and the consequences of youth, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Here is Kevin Bryan with his weekly look at some of the latest music releases.

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Red Hot Chili Pipers at Sherfield City Hall on April 30.

Catch bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that should carry its own health warning!

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Four of the best in Derby orchestra’s next performance in Wirksworth

Four of the best in Derby orchestra’s next performance in Wirksworth

Derby Concert Orchestra will next be in action at St Mary’s Church in Wirksworth on Saturday, May 20, from 7.30pm.

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Oysterband. Photo by Judith Burrows

Oysterband head artistes at Derbyshire folk festival

Bands and beer and a whole lot of festival fun. What could be better on a bank holiday weekend?
Oysterband, pictured, are hosting The Big Session which is back in Buxton after its sold-out success last year.
The popular folk festival will feature performances by Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose, Levellers Acoustic, The Hut People, Blackbeard’s Tea Party and Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band at Buxton Opera House and the Pavilion Arts Centre over the weekend of April 28 to May 1.
To work up a thirst for the many beers available at the Big Session Tent, revellers can take to the floor for the Big Session ceilidh led by the Oysterband and Eliza Carthy.
Big Session concert artists will be leading workshops throughout the weekend to inspire budding musicians of all ages.
So get down to the first folk festival of the summer and let off some steam.

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Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Surreal Panther are performing a special “thank you to the fans” movie premiere-style show at The Out of Town Inn, Butterly Hill, Ripley on Thursday, April 27, from 8pm.

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Bananarama

Bananarama tour in their original line-up

Pop stars Bananarama will be touring in their original line-up this winter.

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Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran heads for Motorpoint Arena this week

He’s revered by thousands of fans across the land so excitement is building for Ed Sheeran’s only dates in the East Midlands this week.

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REVIEW: The Halle Orchestra at Sheffield City Hall

REVIEW: The Halle Orchestra at Sheffield City Hall

Ninety years after the Halle performed the world premiere of Elgar’s first symphony, this performance was great.

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African sounds in Belper concert

African sounds in Belper concert

You can enjoy a Live and Local performance at Belper Rugby Club on Thursday, April 27, from Amadou Diagne & Group Yakar.

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