Listings for December 29th, 2010

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Shy & The Fight with guests Rook & The Ravens [+]

Wednesday 29th December – Free Entry

Shy and the Fight are a collective of six musicians from around the Wirral, Chester and North Wales areas who have a lot to give and after countless years of trying now believe they’ve found the right outlet. Each of the group’s five men and one lady; Thomas Hyndman, Chris Done, Carrie Anderson, Tom Wootton, Michael Deponeo and Jackson Almond, started out performing either solo or in different bands of completely different genres, before deciding to fire all their talents at one other and see what happened. They now blend live instruments and their love for the organic with the inescapable sound of electronics. They will possibly tell you that there has never been a band so happy to be playing music together. Their overall set up consists of a banjo, a violin, a glockenspiel, an acoustic guitar, a gretch guitar, a bass, a melodica, a drum set, lap steel, five singing voices 12 hands that clap and glitchy yet soothing electronics.

Rook and The Ravens are a band from the Dark Peak, near Manchester, UK. In their short time together, they have clocked up appearances at: Glastonbury, Summer Sundae Weekender (Main Stage), Wychwood Festival (Big Top) and Kendal Calling, sharing stages with Supergrass, Wild Beasts, Cold War Kids, Macy Gray and Red Light Company. They have also opened for The Futureheads, Calvin Harris, Golden Silvers, The Twang and Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady). In 2009 they were invited to headline the main stage at international music festival ‘Tbilisi Open Air Altervision’ in Tbilisi, Georgia, playing to 40,000 people.

Regarded highly as an active part of a new Manchester scene featuring great bands like The Virginmarys, The Travelling Band, Ten Bears, Gideon Conn and The Jessie Rose Trip, they have already sold out Manchester Academy 3 twice and legendary Teenage Fanclub, Clapton, The Who and Doves producer Andy Macpherson has chosen to work closely with the talented quintet.