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Live Sounds with Martin Hovden 17/04/14

THE seventh annual Band Royale contest got off to a brilliant start in Southport's Fox and Goose pub.

Nightlife

WELCOME to Nightlife, our newest column. Each week local photographer Zack Downey, owner of ZEDphotography, will be out and about capturing all the best shots of people enjoying their weekend.

The Voice semi-finals live: Latest news, updates and commentary, as it all happens on BBC 1

The Voice Live Blog
Enjoy tonight's show as it happens

Club puts an offer in for DJ Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard. Picture Andrew Teebay
We set straight the rumours of Stevie G's impending DJ career

Review: Rebecca Ferguson, ECHOTwo, ECHO Arena Liverpool

Rebecca Ferguson
From The X Factor to her own backyard, the city's darling is always happy to pop back home

All Stories

The Kooks to play at Liverpool Sound City closing party

Band's only festival show to date will close Liverpool Sound City on May 3

The Albert Dock and Echo wheel light up as night falls

What's on in Liverpool this week - March 24-28: East Avenue Bakehouse, Artistic Gymnastics British Championships at Echo Arena, Threshold Festival

This week's Culture Guide also features live music at Mello Mello and the Zanzibar

Blue day as a touch of spring reflects in the windows of the Museum of Liverpool. Photo by Colin Lane

What's on in Liverpool this weekend - March 21-23: Kazimier Winter Garden closing party, Don't Flop rap battle, Sci-Fi at FACT and Lark Lane arts and crafts

A packed Culture Guide also features the Liverpool half marathon

Bill Ryder Jones. Picture: Matt Thomas

Celebrating 50 years of events that saw worldwide boom in Merseybeat

Here are some of Jade Wright's favourites, all under 30 and all making music in Merseyside right now

Music Q&A - Rock's rising stars Hactivist talk Radstock, Slayer and Eminem

HACTIVIST have played main stage slots at rock festivals around the country.

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson: I'm older and wiser now - well maybe not wiser

Jade Wright talks to Rebecca Ferguson about an eventful year and moving back home

Kylie Minogue

WIN: Tickets for Kylie at ECHO arena in September

We have a pair of tickets for Aussie singer's Kiss Me Once show in Liverpool

Boy Band spectacular! The Big Reunion 2014 tour comes to ECHO arena

This year's Boy Band special combines acts from 2013 and 2014 series

Tributes paid to Liverpool musician from Day With Mary ahead of benefit gig

"Greg McDonnell was the most caring, loyal and funny person you could ever hope to meet"

The Wanted's Max George at Envi after their Echo Arena gig
Pics by Joe-Anne Randles @ Bondmedia Agency

The Wanted boys party at Liverpool club Envi after sell-out ECHO arena show

Club boss say band were up for a good time

Liverpool band to play at New Brighton screening of British film Svengali

The Arkanes will play tracks from their debut album at the Light Cinema Café Bar

Liverpool music prize The GIT Award 2014 featuring nominees Tea Street Band

Liverpool Sound City 2014 add 75 new acts to May festival

Jagwar Ma, Public Service Broadcasting and East India Youth added to the bill

Coral keyboard player signs up John Simm and Maxine Peake to read new poetry collection

Nick Power launches Small Town Chase, a collection of lyrical stories and poems

Kylie Minogue

Kylie to play ECHO arena Liverpool in September

The singer will play the city venue on September 24 2014 as part of her the Kiss Me Once Tour

Multimedia Teaser image for 'X-Factor stars Ruth Lorenzo and Diane Vickers wow crowds at Banks Leisure Centre'

X Factor fever hit West Lancs as Diana Vickers and Ruth Lorenzo arrived for a concert

X FACTOR fever hit West Lancashire at the weekend as stars of the top-rated ITV1 show Diana Vickers and Ruth Lorenzo arrived for a concert at Banks Leisure Centre.

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Join the Advertiser's Open Mic band directory

OUR ONLINE Open Mic directory is proving a big hit with musicians throughout the area, and there is still time to sign up.

Justin Hawkins boost for Adam Panther cancer appeal

A GUITAR made for chart-topping glam rocker Justin Hawkins will help raise money for bone cancer research.

Gig full of highlights

Shaughnessy, Jesus in India and Sean Taylor live at the Buffs, Quarry Bank, Skelmersdale

Regina is a versatile star

REGINA Spektor appears at Liverpool’s Carling Academy on Tuesday, September 4.

Sound time in Adam’s memory

A ROCK concert held in the memory of an Ormskirk School student has raised nearly £2,000 for bone cancer research.