Concert Review: The Zutons, Manchester

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The Zutons Live in Manchester

The Zutons? You know them from that song, it was huge… ummm. “Valerie”! That’s the one.

Except The Zutons had a song that ultimately was bigger hit for someone else much more famous. Think they are happy for the success Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson had with “Valerie”?

Probably yes – they have publishing for the song that hit #9 in the UK in 2006, and that’s where the money is.

Regardless, they are still going and, after an almost 10-year hiatus, give or take a charity gig, they’re back touring their other, better, album, Who Killed… The Zutons? on its 15th anniversary.

The crowd at Manchester’s Albert Hall didn’t care, the excitement was huge and the love was evident. The Zutons kicked off their tour to loud singalongs to songs like “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?” and “You Will You Won’t”. Proper fans, well into it. “Don’t Ever Think” they won’t be, these happy people don’t care about Top Ten hits. Show could have been a bit longer though…

Unfortunately, The Zutons get pegged outside of the UK as a cover band – “Valerie” of their own song! The sell-out crowd’s response to “Pressure Point” quieted that silly idea. May they find the attention they deserve.


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