Steely Dan An unusually warm Thursday night in Manchester saw the return of the of the one of the most musically influential bands of modern times return to the stage, in the shape of Steely Dan along with support from Steve Winwood who’s no stranger to producing influential music himself.


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British Summer Time Hyde Park Ft. Eric Clapton This is the sixth year of British Summer Time concerts in Hyde Park and the sustained quality of acts suggests that there will be many more to come. Four axe men of the highest calibre grace the Great Oak Stage on this hot steamy sold-out Sunday before culminating with headliner Eric Clapton.


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Steve Winwood I declare I’ve been a big fan of Steve Winwood ever since Traffic’s appearance at Lancaster University in 1974. Yet tonight’s show is something of a mixed bag. Sat behind his Hammond Organ for the first three numbers it is clear that this ‘vintage’ seventy year old has lost none of his distinctive and distinguished vocal chops.


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Steve Winwood Steve Winwood’s career has been remarkable and diverse, spanning from the 1960s to the present. He was a teen pop idol with The Spencer Davis in the 60s Group, a stalwart of the laid-back rock scene of the 70s, with his band Traffic, and a sophisticated solo mega-star in the 1980s. The question tonight is whether he can meet the expectations of the fans from across these generations and provide music to satisfy everyone.


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