OMD on manoeuvres at City Hall

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Following their triumphant return with the album, History of Modern, in 2010 and a world tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are back on the road and will be at Sheffield City Hall on Wednesday.

Founded by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, OMD are promoting their new album, English Electric, which as the title suggests is more electro than ever but they should find room for their classics such as Enola Gay which took the band to worldwide fame in 1980s, Souvenir, Joan of Arc and Sailing on the Seven Seas.

The award winning and multi talented Beardyman is at the Leadmill on Friday. He won the UK Beatbox championships consecutively until nobody else dared to enter, voiced several characters on the latest series of Beavis and Butthead, had his own show at the Montreal Comedy Festival, and stole the show at the BBC Comedy Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, but rocking dance floors remains his passion…

To this end he has improvised his way around the globe smashing dance floors and festival stages using an ever-growing cluster of DJ effect-units and esoteric sound-processing boxe, but now he has developed the Beardytron5000mkII, a revolutionary new system,

After launching it at the global TED conference in LA he has now unleashed it for his USA and UK tours.

In 2012, surviving band members Anthony Lindley (lead vocal/ rhythm guitar) and Chris Autey (drums) got together with old school friend Neil Smith (lead guitar), classically trained Tobin James (keys) and Jarrad Kirk (bass) and have been touring ever since. they come to the Viper Rooms on Wednesday.

The man who ran Hudson’s Record and Tape Centre in Chesterfield until it closed last year after 105 years, Keith Hudson, as featured in the documentary Last Shop Standing, is returning to the town from the North East to give a talk tonight (Thursday, May 2). He will present My Life in Music in the Recital Room at Chesterfield College at 7pm. Tickets are £5.