Listings for September, 2011

APPEARING ON Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Jazz Union [+]

Thursday 1st September – Free Entry

Come and relax in the lounge enviroment with Jazz Union inspired from the funky, soulful jazz of the early 60′s


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators [+]

Friday 2nd September

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators are a roots reggae band playing a mixture of original songs and covers by artists ranging from Dennis Brown to Burning Spear. Talented and creative musicians they are known for their catchy songs soulful vocals and energetic live performances.

Through the networks developed by playing in different bands within the diverse musical communities of Manchester, Trevor Roots and the Collaborators were formed. Joined by a love of reggae, a shared history in M16, and making music, the Collaborators songs reflect contemporary issues and the hope for a brighter future.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Newrising [+]

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

“Liquid guitar, great flow, sharp groove. Playing so tight you just couldn’t slip a Rizla between any of the beats.”

…Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music – March 2010)

“There might not be – and may never be – another musical entity like them.”

…Alan Clayson (Rock n’ Reel – Feb 2010 – 4/5*)

“This is acoustic folk with funk, drive, passion and power. There’s a wealth influence encapsulated in their songs – everything from folk storytelling through Afro-bass bounced funk to blues-influenced angst. Close three part harmonies weave together to create a musical tapestry of colour and depth. Adam lays down the groundwork on which Jay builds his guitar and vocals, while Tom provides a solid anchor for their music.”

…Folkwords .com


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Kai Lena [+]

Sunday 4th September – Free Entry

Time to bring your guitars, basses, pianos, drums, tamborines, loop pedals, whatever you feel like to the stage and get up do your thing. Hosted by Kai lena and her unique piano stylings get here early to book a slot.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Mancuban Latin Club [+]

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Glendale Family Presents Music In Hospitals [+]

Free Entry

A charity event raising money for Music in Hospitals hosted by Glendale Family. An evening full of acoustic acts, spoken word poetry and full band preformances. Come on down, bring your spare change and enjoy the show all for a good cause.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 9th, 2011

Fly With Vampires [+]

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

With DJ Jon Nelson

In your face Indie that does exactly what it says on the tin! With Kendal Calling, BBC introducing and Chester Rocks sets fresh under their belts, they are ready to blow all your fuses!


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 10th, 2011

SAFEHOUSE [+]

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC radio)

Classic soul, rhythm and blues revue.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Andy Roseville & Very Special Guest I’m Kingfisher (Sweden) [+]

Free Entry

The indie-folk troubador Thomas Jonsson was 2008 listed in the British newspaper The Times as one of six acts who have taken the Swedish pop scene onwards since ABBA. Now in 2010, the time has come to release his fourth solo album ‘ARCTIC’ (Playground Music) which is the first one to come out under his brand new musical alias I’m Kingfisher (formerly: Thomas Denver Jonsson). Scandinavian Release Oct 18th, The release was followed by touring with Ed Harcourt in Scandinavia. During spring 2011, Arctic is released in UK, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and more. Thomas has all in all made 400+ shows in 19 countries. Including US and UK..


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Mancuban Latin Club [+]

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Joshua Caole Solo Show [+]

With Support From Depo (Shy & The Fight) and Paul Williams

Free Entry

‘Slow Hearts’ is the debut solo release of Joshua Caole. Released in December 2010 it marked the culmination of three years spent touring in other peoples bands (such as The School and James Apollo) and a need to return his city of Cardiff to play music more dear to his heart. Praised for its “lyrical sharpness” by Northern Noise, ‘Slow Hearts’ contemplates the time Joshua spent away from his home city and has been likened to such featured on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. It reflects Joshua’s upbringing in the back rooms of deserted Forest Pubs, where he learnt his trade from whomever he found there. Produced by Llion Robertson (Al Lewis, Eugene Francis Jr, The Gentle Good), ‘Slow Hearts’ features an array of
Cardiff musicians (Sweet Baboo, Jack Egglestone, Mark Foley) and combines the songwritingof Ryan Adams with the vocal fragility of Bright Eyes.

It has been a fantastic year for Joshua Caole, seeing him go from playing gigs in his home town to the prestigious sold out London event Lexapalooza Lite (with Frank Turner, Beans on Toast and Oxygen Thief) and a sold out show with Charlie Parr at St Bonaventure’s in Bristol whilst on tour supporting James Apollo. Released on his own label, Bullo Pill Recordings, ‘Slow Hearts’
has been received incredibly well and is being championed by Adam Walton at BBC Wales, with a BBC radio session coming up later in the year. This summer he is playing at some of the UK’s most exciting bespoke festivals such as How The Light Gets In and Lounge on the Farm.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 16th, 2011

Emily & The Faves [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Friday 16th September

http://www.myspace.com/emlansley

Liverpool based band Emily & the Faves have just finished their self titled debut album. A psychedelic pop masterpiece!! Emily on Strat guitar & vocals is song writer, artist and quirky front girl. Her faves on drums, bass, guitar & tambourine supply the backbones to her catchy pyche-pop melody frilled songs in a heady 60’s mix up. The Faves released their debut album with a sellout launch in native Liverpool, which gracefully pockets up a collection of their best songs, that Faves’ fans all over have been eagerly awaiting since their first tours in 2008. Introduced by Tom Robinson 6 music, live sessions on local radio with regional press coverage. You can catch them at Rebellion Festival this August & their UK tour starts this September….

whimsical and eccentric” “psychedelic sound like Jefferson Airplane” Jameela Oberman Disorder Magazine

The musical equivalent of being let off work early on a sunny day’ Bido Lito Magazine, July 2011

In many ways a classic Mersey band but their knack for crafting wildly fresh psychedelic pop means thry stand head & shoulders above tired revivalists’ Peter Guy “Liverpool Sound City Top 10 locals’ May 2011

With more than a hint of the West Coast about it. The album con- denses classic song writing sensibilities with a helping of angularity courtesy of Krautrock. If the mixture of influences sounds unweildy, it isn’t. A superb, assured sounding debut album’ Richard Lewis, Bearded Magazine, June 2011


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 17th, 2011

The Heritage Survival Band [+]

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

Saturday 17th September

With DJ Tony Bear & Sound Hog

The Heritage Survival’s heavily experienced line up of established Zimbabwean musicians collaborate in an ever remaining fresh fashion renewing familiar traditional rhythms with an innovative direction and energy. Hailing mainly from the countries capital Harare and blending popular Chimurenga and Sungura music in a new age.

The Heritage Survival have between them individually performed with all of the biggest names in Zimbabwean music from Oliver Mtukudzi to Chiwoniso, Alick Macheso, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe and many many more.

Lead singer and guitarist Zivai Guveya’s talent was first discovered aged just 15 when he began working with Thomas Mapfumo as a multiskilled musician playing guitar, marimba and mbira. The early part of his career with Thomas Mapfumo saw him record 5 albums and tour throughout Africa, Europe, North America and Japan.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Open Mic Session with The Glendale Family [+]

Sunday 18th September

Free Entry

The Glendale Family are a collective of musicians based in the North West, with members ranging from Scotland to Australia and a number of places in between. They can most aptly be described as a modern folk band, influenced by sea shanties, heroic figures, tall tales and the natural world. They are the purveyors of good vibes, with a clear motivation to share the energy they create whilst maintaining a gracious approach to their performance.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Mancuban Latin Club [+]

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Dave Sharp Solo Show (The Alarm) [+]

Thursday 22nd September – Free Entry

1989 saw the US release coast-to-coast hit album, Change, and #1 AOR single, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, from British rock band, The Alarm. Sadly, 1991 saw the surprise departure of the band’s lead singer…

Dave Sharp, co-founder of The Alarm had that previous year enlisted the help of legendary maverick record producer Bob Johnston (Dylan, Willie Nelson & Leonard Cohen) to help cut his first solo record. It was a determined young man who walked through the doors at The Hit Factory NYC in December 1990, and in under a week Sharp’s album Hard Travlin’ had been recorded, mixed and delivered for release to IRS Records.

A relentless two-year period of Stateside touring followed including appearances at Farm Aid concerts and Earth Day celebrations before Sharp returned to New York City in 1992 to perform for an audience of 25,000 gathered in Central Park to celebrate the 80th birthday of folk legend Woody Guthrie. It was a seminal event for Dave Sharp who performed alongside Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Billy Bragg and shared the stage with The Right Reverend Jessie Jackson.

In 1996 Sharp once again teamed up with producer Bob Johnston entering Credence Clearwater Revival’s studio in San Francisco to record and release his second solo album, Downtown America. Two underground hits followed, ‘The Ghost of Preacher Casey’ and ‘Give Me Back My Job’, which both received healthy rotation across the board at American radio and led to television appearances on country music’s Nashville Network.

Sharp returned to the UK in 2002 to record his third solo album, The Power of Soul, released on Manchester’s Townsend Records, successfully re-introducing him to British audiences and earning him solo recognition across the UK with British music critics.

Dave Sharp’s solo albums have received positive critical recognition on both sides of the Atlantic and over the past decade and a half Sharp has been fortunate to work alongside many of the artists he has long respected. Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have appeared on his recordings. He has performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Bill Munroe and Porter Wagoner. Whether solo or with a band, guitar in hand, Dave Sharp delivers the ”Spirit of Rock & Roll.”

His music has been described as everything from folk and blues to rock, country and punk; his performances as everything from legendary to lousy. However one word can never be used to describe Dave Sharp: ”Predictable.”

Dave Sharp has embraced mainstream popular culture whilst at the same time remaining one step away from its grasp . . . he likes it that way!

‘It’s a Mighty Hard Road to be Travlin’ Down.’ Dave Sharp writes it, sings it and lives it.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band [+]

Friday 23rd September

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

http://www.myspace.com/drbutlershatstandmedicineband

In August 2006 Manchester’s dance culture took an unsuspected turn when Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band made their performance debut at the D-Percussion festival. Substituting glow sticks for kazoos and designer labels with pinstripe suits and bowler hats the band have successfully managed to blend style with musical substance; never have the words ‘unique’ and ‘refreshing’ been so applicable.

The principal line-up of the band consists of Dr Andrew ‘blind boy’ Butler (Harmonica, banjo-ukulele, kazoo, 5 string banjo and washboard), Papa John McKay (Guitar, ukulele, mandolin, kazoo and vocals) Black Jack Barnet (Double bass, Banjo guitar ukulele and vocals). The trio refer to themselves as a ‘good-time band’ and approach their music with two aims in mind – to make people dance and smile. Clad head-to-toe in vintage finery and wielding instruments one might expect to find adorning the walls of an antique shop the band are as much of a visual feast as they are an auditory one.

The most important elements of the bands music is undoubtedly the breadth of their song writing ability. With Butler, McKay and Black Jack we have three writers who come from very different musical backgrounds yet they have managed to combine their writing and performance styles to create an energetic, witty and engaging form of music.

With Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, happy-days are here again.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Catfish & The Bottlemen [+]

Saturday 24th September

Free admission before 9pm , £4.00 thereafter

With DJ Jon Nelson

Tighter than a fat girls sock, these guys pack a punch.  Hard riffing Indie Rock & Roll at its finest.  Catfish and the Bottlemen have gone from strength to strength in the past 3 years having played numerous festivals including the mental Snowbombing in the  Austrian Alps and winning BBC6 unsigned band of the year.  Don’t miss one of the best gigs this year with one of the nicest bunch of guys you could meet.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Open Mic Session With Chris Done (Shy & The Fight) [+]

Free Entry

This weeks open mic is hosted by Shy & The Fights very own megaphone voice Chris Done. Come and join in and be sure to bring your beards!!


 
APPEARING ON Monday, September 26th, 2011

Karima Francis – Acoustic [+]

Tickets £6

Appearing Live – Monday 26th September

with support from Me & Deboe


In a word, Karima’s voice is stunning. In a breath, she’s capable of sweeping from ethereally angelic to devastatingly heartbreaking, a power that has seen her captivate audiences live.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Grace Of The Noise, The Bear Beats Band & Stone Breed [+]

Free Entry

The Bear Beats Band

Grace Of The Noise


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Reads [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Fresh from recording their debut album ‘Stories from the Border’ with top Producer Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, New Order, The Cribs, Jonny Marr, Kid British) working alongside Joe Duddell (string and brass arranger extraordinaire for the likes of Elbow and James)… ‘the reads’ make a welcome return to their favourite local venue – bringing a bag full of regressive/progressive/electro/folk/rock with them!

Having been together (in some form or other) for 10 years, the band finally had the opportunity to record their first album in Summer/Autumn of 2010, fulfilling a lifelong dream… with a little help from their friends.  Each song evolved and improved throughout the recording process, which just got better and better.  The string and brass arrangements on several of the tracks were the icing on the cake… and watching them being performed by professional, classical musicians was all a bit too much to take in!!

The finished album is something that the band are really proud of and - after such a fantastic experience - the reads are preparing for 2011 to be a great year and hope to share their music with as many people as possible.

For more information, visit www.thereads.co.uk

www.myspace.com/thereads