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Sweet reworking of some of the best Motown classics

Manukahunney Black Box, Belfast Tonight, 8.30pm

By Patric Baird

Bangor-based soul/funk collective Manukahunney are back in their spiritual home for an extended headline set featuring their signature power-packed harmonies and their authentic renditions of Sixties Motown and Northern Soul, as well as contemporary R&B.

Fronted by sisters Jean and Siobhan, Belfast's own Ciara also brings her powerful vocal range to the proceedings. Expect to hear a fresh take on classics by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown, as well some lesser-known soul nuggets.

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Gareth Dunlop

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Tomorrow, 8pm

The upcoming Belfast-born singer/songwriter, who was named by the Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival as Young Songwriter of the Year in 2011, plays the Island Arts Centre tomorrow.

His songs have attracted the attention of numerous TV producers and have been featured on hit shows both in America and the UK, including Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Army Wives and Life Unexpected.

Dunlop has also appeared alongside the likes of guitar legend Jeff Beck, Jools Holland, The Stereophonics and James Morrison, as well as homegrown acts including Snow Patrol and Van Morrison.

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Screaming Eagles

Skylite Room, Warrenpoint, Tomorrow, 8.30pm

Banbridge rock and rollers Screaming Eagles, one of the hardest working bands on the local live scene, play a show in Warrenpoint's Skylite Room tomorrow night.

Tipped as the natural successors to homegrown heroes The Answer after the success of their debut album, From The Flames, 2015's 10-track follow-up, Stand Up and be Counted, has been earning equally good reviews while single Rock N' Roll Soul was featured on the hit US TV Show, Justified. Their new songs have progressed musically, mixing good old fashioned rock and roll anthems with some darker rib-shaking belters. Also on the bill are Safire, a female-fronted, high energy classic rock band influenced by the music of the Eighties, but with a modern twist.

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