exceeded expectations! from Julie, 08/07/14
Excellent venue, great atmosphere, superb performance, could not believe how good he was. Stunning reworking of some old favourites and I really got into some tracks I did not know. The music is heavier than you might expect but in a good way and the unspoken warmth between performer and crowd is something to behold! One of the best gigs I have ever been to Numan was very cool and gave a totally committed performance. No We Are Glass, boo hoo, but Down In The Park and Are Friends Electric were off the scale
Peter Hook & The Light
Wonderful! from Richard Wood, 08/07/14
Great concert packed full with great songs! Hooky never disappoints! The Joy Division set was great, although I would have liked more.
Awesome.!! from NigeDi, 23/12/13
I bought the tickets for my partner and he thought they were awesome amd so did I........we went to be entertained and we certainly were a big thumbs up. B-)
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Shes great, but... from Zippy, 02/12/13
Im fairly new to Joanne Shaw Taylor... listened to her albums a few time, thought they were pretty good but just a tiny tad lackluster. Saw the gig advertised and thought bet shes good live though... as is so often the case with good blues performers. Along with her band, she delivered a solid, powerful and polished performance, and was clearly enjoying what she does. Yet for some reason I came away slightly underwhelmed by the whole experience. For some inexplicable reason, there were a few rows of seats at the front - for an event where people should have been up & dancing/moshing. Indeed, the dancing was something the support act (King King, who were very good) achieved, yet JST didnt. Perhaps the support were too similar in genre. Perhaps the lack of power in the vocals was down to the mix. Perhaps she didnt quite engage the audience enough. Perhaps (having recently seen some exceptional artists like Beth Hart, Martin Harley, BRMC, RUSH, Robyn Hitchcock, Shpongle, and few others) I have very high expectations. Perhaps there was a lack of dynamic, Perhaps... But after a few songs I found the twiddly, twiddly guitar solos rather predictable - JST, youre very talented and I would love to be able to play as well as you do, but do please remember that your guitars have ~24 frets to them, a solo doesnt HAVE to all be up at the top end. As my guitar tutor keeps telling me, soloing is about the quality of the notes, not the quantity. Dont get me wrong - shes good. Very good, and some of here slower blues numbers were great. She deserves a following, and I hope she does well. But sadly, overall, it didnt quite do it for me
Big Country hits Holmfirth from Michelle T, 01/11/13
Fantastic gig with old faves and some new stuff too which wasnt out of place. Problem with the sound though - quite muffled through some of the numbers. Winter Wonderful and Chance were good for me!
Fantastic!! from JanLan, 05/08/13
We had a brilliant night from start to finish! The Picturedrome is an excellent venue and considering its an old building the acoustics were great! The support act Tristan Mackay was very good and Heaven 17 were simply brilliant! Top entertainment and clearly their fan base is very important to them. Couldnt have been any better so thank you for a memorable evening!
Stone cold sober! from Jerryco, 29/07/13
Thanks to the medication Im taking, I think its the first time in my 50 years of watching gigs that Ive not had a bad head the next day! The Picturedrome at Holmfirth is a great venue and all credit to Pete for the ongoing work that will hopefully keep it that way for years to come. Crime of Passion were first on, not that we needed warming up as it was a hot and sweaty night anyway. Vocals were very strong and the band roared through their set with power and energy. They were one of the best opening acts Ive seen. Saxon were a set apart of course, as Biff was only born down the road and he seemed to relish it as much as the crowd did. It was supposed to be a warm up opener for their tour, but with the number of bum notes at a minimum, they delivered and should go down a storm at the rest of their dates. The Picturedrome is a small venue by most standards, but the atmosphere is fantastic and everyone went home very happy and very damp!
Excellent night out from Jools, 27/07/13
The Beat were fabulous - the support band weren't bad either - we really enjoyed it.
Holmfirth is a favourite venue, always lively & friendly & good for short people as the floor slopes so you can always see! Rankin Roger is in excellent shape, very entertaining.
Save It For Later was a highlight!
Brilliant! from Teresa141, 29/05/13
Fish has really polished his performance! Gone are the days when he relied on fans to know the lyrics, when he would constantly forget. All in all a really fabulous gig and I didnt even mind him shaking his head at me for shaking my camera on his face, his words not mine. Fab to hear old and new tracks equally and loved the war related trio. Very interesting when you could hear what with someone nattering through it to my right. He knows you know was a real treat! I still have the fully signed 12 on my wall! Ive been a fish company and dare I say Marillion web fan for years. After this show???? I always will be! Great show Derek W Dick! Please come back soon! Leeds maybe?
An all time great from John B, 26/09/12
Eric Johnson at The Picturedrome Holmfirth 600 Miles round trip on a very wet day - Worth it ? You bet ya! Enjoyed every minute. Last House on the Block - Manhattan - When the Sun meets the Sky all extended versions. Improvisation great, he just builds and builds. Nobody can make a Strat sound like Eric - used the same guitar throughout, except for two tracks with the ES 335 (which just sounds like a Gibson should sound) Shout from crowd Turn it up to eleven EJ, quick as a flash You want me to turn it down ? Im already at 14! Chris Maresh on the battered Jazz bass - hes got to be the best bass player I have ever seen/heard. Picturedrome, a great venue in the middle of a remote Yorkshire town thats like Royston Vazey on speed. Loved it. Great performance from one of my all time favorites. I see the whole brief tour of the UK is now sold out everywhere - Come back soon Eric !
Toots & The Maytals
Toots was great from jools, 20/08/12
We had a really good time. Seeing Toots was just brilliant. He is so on-song. The atmosphere was great in such a lovely venue.
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