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Now with his feet firmly under the table as the owner of the Shure 5 Studios facility in Royton, Chris Taylor is looking to truly make his mark on the exciting local music scene.
Date Published 09/01/2020
Iconic Roscoe Street nightclub Tokyo Oldham is set to re-open after more than three years with its doors firmly shut.
Date Published 08/11/2019
VERY few can honestly say that they've done more for the Saddleworth music scene in recent years than popular promoter, photographer and superfast scooter racer Tim Simpson.
Date Published 04/11/2019
Who's Next front-man Karl Moulden is guaranteeing plenty of 'chaos and confusion' as his top tribute band head to the Uppermill Civic Hall on Friday 15 November.
Date Published 03/10/2019
Another magical night of mayhem and memories will return to Uppermill on Friday week, September 13th.
Date Published 02/09/2019
Having enjoyed getting involved with the ‘Bands FC’ music/football Twitter phenomenon recently, ace Oldham indie band Dirty Laces have gone a step further by deciding to become...
Date Published 25/07/2019
After much rumour and speculation, the line-up for this year’s Cotton Clouds Festival in Saddleworth has finally been announced with The Wailers and Peter hook and the Light set...
Date Published 26/02/2019
The brilliant Rob Leigh comes to town on Saturday night to perform his breath-taking Neil Diamond tribute show, and you could be there for FREE if you win our latest exciting...
Date Published 12/12/2018
The Oldham music scene has been paying plenty of tributes to legendary Buzzcocks front-man Pete Shelley, who has died following a suspected heart attack aged 63.
Date Published 07/12/2018
‘Buzzing’ with a new self-titled album safely tucked up their collective sleeve, Oldham indie band the Smashing Lads are hoping their new offering will open a few more doors.
Date Published 05/12/2018
High-flying indie punk outfit Proletariat will be going for a ‘full house’ seven out of seven when they play Manchester’s iconic Night and Day Café venue next month.
Date Published 16/11/2018
Following a successful launch party in the city centre recently, legendary Hacienda DJ Graeme Park is hoping his exciting new documentary production – ‘Embrace the New’ – will...
Date Published 14/11/2018
Mid-Life Crisis were back at Playhouse 2 in Shaw once again on Saturday for another sell-out night of pop and rock music, featuring hits from the 1950s to the 2000s.
Date Published 12/11/2018
Are you ready for the third annual Cotton Clouds festival?
Date Published 07/11/2018
Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.
Date Published 05/11/2018
Fresh indie-pop outfit Corella are set to release their brand new single ‘Island’ on November 9.
Date Published 02/11/2018
A very special celebration of Gospel music is in prospect at the Waterhead Academy this weekend.
Date Published 23/10/2018
The World Famous Elvis Show, starring Royton's very own Chris Connor, is returning to Oldham in December, and once again tickets are selling fast.
Date Published 11/10/2018
Sir Cliff Richard is without a doubt one of our greatest musical treasures.
Date Published 09/10/2018
‘We just want Debs back home’.
Date Published 02/10/2018
Every venue that puts tickets on sale, sells out in an instant...! Last year, all eight shows the Jazz Cafe put on sale hit capacity, receiving rave reviews.
Date Published 25/09/2018
One of Oldham’s most popular faces on the local scene – the multi-talented Jake Fletcher – is relishing the prospect of ‘going it alone’.
Date Published 24/09/2018
National charity Action on Hearing Loss are warning students of the hidden danger of Freshers’ week.
Date Published 13/09/2018
The biggest and best 60s show, which is currently touring the UK, returns to Manchester Opera House for one night only on Saturday, November 10.
Date Published 10/09/2018
Once described as ‘a Mecca for local working-class people’, the Chronicle is today looking at the role of Oldham’s pubs – and what we are missing without them.
Date Published 04/09/2018
Rejuvenated Ok Broken have hit the ground running this gig season with new music and plenty of places to make sure it's going to be heard.
Date Published 23/08/2018
Greater Manchester musicians, and those that work in the industry, are being asked to have their say on the city-region’s music scene as part of a major music review launched by...
Date Published 22/08/2018
Rejuvenated indie five-piece Feed the Kid are set to return to storm the Manchester music scene once again as politically-fuelled FTK.
Date Published 21/08/2018
Imagine my excitement after 20-plus years of festival-going to be given the opportunity to visit an outdoor showpiece right on my doorstep.
Date Published 20/08/2018
The stages, tents, bars and food outlets are up and now it's just a matter of hours before the start of the second annual Cotton Clouds festival.
Date Published 16/08/2018
Toots and The Maytals, one of the all-time great reggae, ska and rocksteady groups, will tour the UK in October 2018.
Date Published 14/08/2018
It's only been around for a month or so, but Bands FC has swiftly become a Twitter phenomenon.
Date Published 09/08/2018
Ace tribute collective the Manchester Ska Foundation - and their Failsworth front-man Lee Hollister - are gearing up for one of their biggest gigs of the year.
Date Published 25/07/2018
Following a sold-out debut and being shortlisted for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, it seemed that maybe Saddleworth’s maiden Cotton Clouds festival couldn’t be...
This year's Cotton Clouds Festival will again provide its attendees with an app, connecting those off to see Sister Sledge and Lightning Seeds in the beautiful Saddleworth...
Date Published 23/07/2018
More than two decades after their now infamous appearance at Werneth Park while riding high at the top of the charts, massively popular mid-90s stars are returning to the Borough...
Date Published 19/07/2018
It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past five years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under...
Date Published 18/07/2018
The date and line-up for #OldhamLIVE 2018 – a spectacular free family entertainment and music festival in Oldham town centre – are revealed today.
Are you ready for a top class night of 1980s entertainment which is all in aid of a terrific cause?
Date Published 17/07/2018
The Oldham Symphony Orchestra's summer concert proved a huge success.
Date Published 16/07/2018
The countdown is now well and truly on as live music fans gear up for an epic second annual Cotton Clouds Festival at the Saddleworth Cricket Club venue in Greenfield.
Date Published 06/07/2018
Fans of Oldham’s former Million Billion Band will be delirious to hear that Boots, Mike Malone and the gang will be back for a special one-off charity gig on Friday, August 31,...
Date Published 05/07/2018
Almost three years of steady progress mean indie-popsters Corella are happy with the impact they have made so far, but they want more.
Date Published 02/07/2018
Well-i-hole Farm in Greenfield will be the place to be this weekend as the Saddleworth Summer Show returns with a double bang.
Date Published 25/06/2018
Musicians from all schools across Oldham took to the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate the wealth of talent and opportunity in the borough.
Radical new plans to strengthen Greater Manchester’s music scene, from established artists to up-and-coming musicians of all genres, have been revealed.
Date Published 22/06/2018
Busker Dave has been out and about in Oldham doing his bit for Make Music Day, the annual celebration of free music which has gone ahead today (Thursday, June 21), and he didn’t...
Date Published 21/06/2018
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
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