Graham Parker Tonight it is the turn of Graham Parker who last played the venue in 2015 and he clearly likes the place. Essentially a singer-songwriter GP emerged in the mid-seventies, along with class mates Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, to great critical acclaim and went onto record over twenty studio albums. Distilling that down into tonight’s set list is no easy task and cherries like ‘Don’t Ask Me Questions’, ‘You Can’t Be Too Strong’ and ‘Passion is No Ordinary Word’ don’t get picked.


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Wilko Johnson Tonight to Leamington Assembly Rooms to see a man who is supposed to be dead. Quite literally. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, this stubborn character stuck two fingers up at the C word and went out and performed with a zest for life. A second option and life-saving surgery he’s now clear of the disease. “Man there’s nothing like being told your dying to feel alive.” The zest, spark for life and love of playing live brings us to tonight - in Leamington - ladies and gentlemen it’s Wilko Johnson.


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Wilko Johnson I was due to review Wilko Johnson at the Robin2 at the end of last year, but his tour was cancelled. Fans were stunned when it was then announced that the celebrated guitarist and songwriter had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. That might have been the end of his musical story, except that Wilko has defiantly chosen to launch a farewell tour. Everyone in the audience at the Robin2 tonight knows that the gig is going to be a momentous event.


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Elvis Costello and The Imposters Tonight at the Symphony Hall is the legendary Elvis Costello. What can you say about a man who has had more classic hits than most of us have had hot dinners, with over 60 singles, thirty-odd albums in a career spanning well over thirty years. And that’s before you event mention his lyrical prowess!


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