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A new single due out soon and a mini-tour of the UK means Saddleworth indie prospects Gardenback are gearing up for an exciting summer.
Date Published 19/06/2018
Inner City Music Limited, the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s multi award-winning music venue Band on the Wall, has announced that Arts Council England has approved...
Date Published 18/06/2018
Rock’n’rollers the Miners are to play an acoustic set at this year’s Oldham Community Festival, and they could well turn into stars of the show.
A talented young musician, taught at Oldham Music Centre, has been chosen to play at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Date Published 12/06/2018
Live music fanatics are in for a real treat on Saturday, July 7, when PopUp Promotions bring two amazing bands to its latest show at Uppermill Civic Hall.
Date Published 11/06/2018
A brilliant mix of live bands and DJs are set to strut their considerable stuff at an M35 Music all-day event at Austerlands Cricket Club on bank holiday Sunday, August 26.
Hundreds of Oldham’s best and brightest young and community musicians are set to get the town centre rocking at this year’s Summer Festival.
Date Published 06/06/2018
According to the Twisted Wheel press release copy I received recently, the current ‘Snakes and Ladders’ tour is all about the band blowing the ladders of opportunity they were...
Date Published 02/06/2018
Live music fanatics lapped up the family friendly Strummercamp festival, which took place in Oldham for the first time.
Date Published 29/05/2018
Early rain and thick clouds failed to dampen spirits among thousands of fans who attended yesterday's Whit Friday brass band contests.
Date Published 26/05/2018
At its creation in 1900, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius was thought to be ‘daring, even difficult’, but 118 years later Oldham Choral Society and the East Lancs Sinfonia had no...
Date Published 14/05/2018
If the forthcoming royal wedding is not going to be your thing, there is a very special music alternative on offer at the Smokies Park Hotel in Bardsley.
Date Published 10/05/2018
Young musicians are looking good as well as sounding great, thanks to a generous donation from Saddleworth Round Table.
Date Published 08/05/2018
Logistical issues have been cited as a major reason for promoters’ Ginger Pigeon’s decision to cancel the Atmosphere festival.
Date Published 03/05/2018
Now in their 20th year, Abba Fever is one of the most successful touring live Abba productions in the UK and Europe.
Date Published 25/04/2018
The Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band once again secured golden glory, this time at a prestigious event in Warwick.
A youth music project has received national funding to help it continue to grow its work around Oldham.
The Boyzlife tour is heading to Manchester, bringing together members of two of the biggest boybands in history - Boyzone and Westlife.
Date Published 24/04/2018
The Oldham Choral Society, which currently boasts around 130 members, is gearing up for its latest major concert.
Date Published 20/04/2018
Thanks to our friends at Ginger Pigeon Promotions, the Chronicle has got THREE sets of FOUR 'Atmosphere' festival tickets available to give away in our latest brilliant...
Date Published 18/04/2018
Legendary Oldham live music venue Whittle's is reopening on Friday, April 27.
Legendary Oldham live music venue Whittle’s has announced that it has closed down.
Date Published 11/04/2018
This inaugural event takes place on Saturday, June 30 with six hours of entertainment featuring an eclectic mix of musical genres from tributes to Britney Spears, Lionel Richie...
Date Published 10/04/2018
Following their performance at the northern regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival last November, the Oldham Music Centre Youth Wind Band were invited to play in the...
From the music that inspired the hit hollywood film Jersey Boys, and shows that are still running today, comes the defining sound of the 60s and 70s.
Date Published 09/04/2018
A cracking night of live music and dancing is in prospect on Saturday, May 19 - inside a barn in Scouthead!
Date Published 06/04/2018
A big shout-out to local up-and-coming outfits the Recreation and Freeda, who have made it onto 2018’s immense Cotton Clouds festival bill on Saturday, August 18.
A full house at the Playhouse 2 afforded a warm welcome to Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri on the second night of their 2018 UK tour.
Date Published 26/03/2018
Oldham Music Centre has this week been celebrating the musical talent so evident within the borough as part of the national ‘Get Creative Festival'.
Date Published 23/03/2018
Local diva Nicola Mills’ main aim in life is to bring opera to the people.
Date Published 21/03/2018
Beatlemania is about to Get Back to Manchester city centre this year!
Players at the Dobcross Youth Band are gearing up for what promises to be a mammoth, hopefully record-breaking 24-hour rehearsal session on Good Friday.
Date Published 20/03/2018
Internationally acclaimed folk band, Other Roads, played a typically excellent set at Shaw’s hidden gem, the Playhouse 2.
Date Published 14/03/2018
They’ve been described as a ‘technopop punk rock’ band and also an ‘alternative rock’ outfit who made it big in the glamorous 90s.
Class Oldham outfit the Smashing Lads are looking forward to making a significant impact on the local music scene this Spring.
Date Published 13/03/2018
Strummercamp - voted one of Britain’s friendliest music festivals five years ago - is back for 2018 and has relocated to Oldham.
Date Published 12/03/2018
Thirty-seven girls from the Samantha Jane School of Dance in Chadderton have been hard at work over recent weeks rehearsing ahead of a dream opportunity to showcase their talent...
A nostalgic night of pure eighties magic is in store at the Manchester Academy 2 on Tuesday, March 20, when Paul Young will play alongside guests China Crisis on the latest leg of...
Date Published 09/03/2018
The Oldham independent music scene continues to flourish, with bands new, old and now revived continuing to gear up for what promises to be a hectic spring and summer 2018.
Date Published 07/03/2018
Lots of Oldham bands and musicians have used the state-of-the-art recording facilities at Manchester-based Futureworks in recent years, and now it has become the first UK college...
The Dobcross Brass Monkeys brass band are short of players and are currently on the look-out for some new faces.
Date Published 28/02/2018
The annual ‘March of the Mods’ charity music extravaganza returns on Sunday, March 4, and a number of Oldham bands and artistes have pledged their support by agreeing to feature...
Date Published 21/02/2018
After years in the musical wilderness, enigmatic Saddleworth-based indie hero Jonny Brown is back with an exciting, all-new locally-based Twisted Wheel line-up.
Date Published 06/02/2018
Potential rock n roll superstar Tom Williams will drop in on Oldham during what promises to be a truly special UK tour throughout March.
Date Published 02/02/2018
An exceptional talent with an incredible voice, Oldham's self-proclaimed 'soul-man' Stuart Widdall is still going strong after more than five decades in the music business.
After coming runner-up on the seventh series of UK’s The X Factor, Rebecca Ferguson has not been short of success since her first appearance on the reality TV show in 2010.
After a hugely successful breakthrough year of 2017, ace indie funksters Corella will bounce into 2018 with a barnstorming new single – ‘Caught up’.
Music lovers of all ages are set for a truly special night at the Manchester Opera House on Wednesday, February 28, when ‘Back to Bacharach’ celebrates the magical music of Burt...
Promoters Dave and Harry Hulmes are promising a live music event to rival any other in the north when the ‘Atmosphere’ festival hits Mossley FC’s Seel Park on Saturday, May 26.
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