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Harry Sherriff - Live Music Reviews

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - O2 Academy, Oxford, 29/1/2024

With Marie Hazelwood providing photos, Harry Sherriff watches Miles Kane put on a classy show despite a lack of atmosphere at the O2 Academy in Oxford.


Courteeners - (With Miles Kane), Manchester Arena, Manchester, 16/12/2019

Harry Sherriff watches homecoming band the Courteneers play a storming, crowd-pleasing set at the Manchester Arena, but is equally impressed by support act Miles Kane.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys - Arena, Manchester, 7/9/2018

Harry Sheriff enjoys Arctic Monkeys 'Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino' tour at the Arena in Manchester.

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Hangar 34, Liverpool, 4/7/2018

At a homecoming gig for Miles Kane at new Liverpool venue Hangar 34, Harry Sherriff finds that, despite being poorly marketed, tracks from his soon to-be-released third solo album 'Coup De Grace' look highly promising.

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - (With Albert Hammond Jr), Albert Hall, Manchester, 13/2/2018

Harry Sherriff watches Glasgow indie stalwarts Franz Ferdinand play the Albert Hall in Manchester at their first UK gig in support of fifth album ‘Always Ascending’.


Kodaline - O2 Apollo, Manchester, 8/12/2017

Harry Sherriff finds Dublin band Kodaline's effortless form of pop surprisingly appealing at the O2 Apollo in Manchester

Last Shadow Puppets

Last Shadow Puppets - Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 10/7/2016

Harry Sherriff watches the Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of Miles Kane and the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, play a n often surprising show at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester to promote their just released second album, 'Everything You’ve Come to Expect'

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 10/5/2016

Harry Sherriff watches Patrick Wolf play an unusual but compelling set at the Deaf Institute in Manchester

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Apollo.Manchester, 4/11/2015

Writer Harry Sherriff and photographer Marie Hazelwood review and photograph Welsh indie rock act Catfish and the Bottlemen at the Apollo in Manchester

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Guild, Liverpool, 5/4/2015

At the Guild in Liverpool, Harry Sherriff finds Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen looking increasingly towards stadium success


Blossoms - Gorilla, Manchester, 28/3/2015

Although finding much to admire in much hyped group Blossoms, Harry Sherriff watching them at Gorilla in Manchester feels that they still have a lot of work still to do if they are to release the debut album that is expected from them

Bill Ryder-Jones

Bill Ryder-Jones - Bill Ryder-Jones/Saint Saviour - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 6/12/2014

Harry Sherriff watches former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones and North East singer-songwriter Saint Saviour perform excellent sets at the Deaf Institute in Manchester


Courteneers - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 18/8/2014

Harry Sherriff watches the Courteeners play an enjoyable set in front of an exuberant crowd, but is even more impressed by their support band Blossoms at a show at the O2 Academy in Liverpool


Blossoms - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 1/11/2014

Harry Sherriff finds much to admire in the much touted Blossoms' sold-out show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, but one wonders if they are rising too rapidly and quickly


Bird - Kazimier, Liverpool, 23/5/2014

Harry Sherriff watches promising post-rockers Bird play their launch show to promote their four years-in-the-making debut album at the Kazimier in Liverpool

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Olympia, Liverpool, 30/3/2014

Harry Sherriff sees Miles Kane play a flawed but enjoyable set at Olympia in Liverpool

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, 23/2/2014

Harry Sherriff watches hard-touring Llandudno rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen play an enthralling set at the East Village Arts Club in Liverpool

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf - St Phillips Church, Manchester, 19/12/2013

Harry Sherriff watches Patrick Wolf, with his equipment falling apart on him, play a playful but remarkable and unique set at St Phillips Church in Manchester

Laura J. Martin

Laura J. Martin - Leaf, Liverpool, 24/10/2013

Harry Sherriff is stunned by singer-songwriter, flautist and multi-instrumentalist Laura J. Martin's originality in a support slot at The Leaf in her native Liverpool

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Academy, Manchester, 28/9/2013

Harry Sherriff enjoys sets from Miles Kane and rising Bath blues rockers the Family Rain, but is equally impressed by opening act and little known Sheffield singer-songwriter Mike Hughes at a gig at The Academy in Manchester

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Erics, Liverpool, 3/10/2013

Harry Sherriff attends a press launch at Eric's in Liverpool for two forthcoming intimate shows there in December which local hero Miles Kane chats to Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler about his early musical history, his Last Shadow Puppets project and two solo albums to date


Orienteers - Kazimier, Liverpool, 18/9/2013

Harry Sherriff is impressed by rising Birmingham-based band Swim Deep's summery brand of rock at a chilled-out gig at the Kazimier in Liverpool


Miscellaneous - St George's Hall, Liverpool , 25/8/2013

Harry Sherriff finds inspiring the Liverpool Music Awards' annual celebration of local music took place this year in the stunning environment of St George's Hall in central Liverpool

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Zanzibar, Liverpool, 15/5/2013

Harry Sherriff watches Miles Kane at a secret gig at the Zanzibar in Liverpool play an unforgettable show on the eve of the release of his second solo album, 'Don't Forget Who You Are'


Miscellaneous - 2/5/2013...4/5/2013

At this year's three day Liverpool Sound City Harry Sherriff watches set from among others the 1975, Lulu James, ex-Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, Darwin Deez and the Sugarmen

Django Django

Django Django - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 13/2/2013

Harry Sherriff attends an uneven NME Awards Tour gig at the Liverpool O2 Academy which saw sets from Django Django, Miles Kane, the Palma Violets and Peace

Eugene McGuinness

Eugene McGuinness - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 11/11/2012

Harry Sherriff finds talented London-based singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness failing to ignite interest in an unatmospheric Sunday night gig at the O2 Academy in Liverpool

Wicked Whispers

Wicked Whispers - 02 Academy, Liverpool, 28/10/2012

Harry Sherriff finds 60's-influenced psychedelic retro act the Wicked Whispers instantly forgettable in a hometown show at the O2 Academy in Liverpool

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool, 3/11/2012

Harry Sherriff enjoys North Wales band Catfish and the Bottlemen's catchy indie guitar rock at a show at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool


Spector - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 16/10/2012

Harry Sherriff enjoys Spector's energetic and anthemic pop at a gig at the O2 Academy in Liverpool

Eugene McGuinness

Eugene McGuinness - Parr Hall, Warrington, 17/8/2012

New Pennyblackmusic writer Harry Sherriff watches singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness play an intense, but attention-demanding set at a gig at the Parr Hall in Warrington in support to Miles Kane and to promote his new album, 'The Invitation to the Voyage'

Miles Kane

Miles Kane - Parr Hall, Warrington, 17/8/2012

Harry Sherriff finds Miles Kane to be on exuberant form in an entertaining, if somewhat self-indulgent gig at the Parr Hall in Warrington

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