Reverend and The Makers at Manchester Academy – February 16, 2023 photo gallery

“I don’t care who you are, where you come from, what your politics are, how old you are – you’ve got to fucking bounce,” – Jon McClure, Reverend and The Makers

Image credit to read: @beffshuff

The Reverend’s story is one of the great survival tales of the British music scene as charisma, talent, defiance and sheer willpower sees the band start a new chapter, reenergized and raring to go.

Typically when bands perform live after nearly 20 years, it can feel like they’re doing it for ‘the good old days’, but for Reverend and The Makers, the best is yet to come, their latest album armed to the teeth with an arsenal of their biggest, best and most accessible and ambitious songs to date. It’s an exciting era for the Sheffield melody-makers, with Jon desperate to come back to Manchester soon – but on an even bigger scale. “AO Arena next time, yeah?”

Read my full review of Reverend and The Makers at Manchester Academy on the Manchester Evening News.


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