Harvey Mason’s Chameleon 18th November @ Band On The Wall

Tonight was the first leg of Harvey Mason’s Chameleon European tour, and luckily for the people of Manchester, that this was the only UK performance outside the UK and Ronnie Scott’s. You have not heard of his name before but you have probably heard is playing as one of the most respected and sought after […]

Ibibio Sound Machine – 11th November @ Gorilla

It was the first time Soundway Records Ibibio Sound Machine played Manchester and their first leg of their UK tour. The band that combine elements of West African high life, disco and pyschedelic electro soul gave us a great night out. Shame that cannot be said though of the venue or the support act (Afrika […]

Sleaford Mods – 19th September @ Club Academy, Manchester

  The Sleaford Mods music is not the style that you would expect the site to be interested in, let alone promote. Basically its electronic music with its roots in punk bass-lines and drumming, over which lyrics are about the state of the country are snarled, shouted and grunted. This may sound not too appetising […]

Theo Parrish – 15th July 2014 @ The Ritz, Manchester

  I had mixed feelings about this gig even before it started. I have always had a bit of difficulty with live dance music, as many times the artists are not able to re-create their recorded sounds into a live setting. But with Mr Parrish fronting a whole host of formidable musicians I was in […]

Myron & E – 8th July 2014 @ Band On The Wall

  Myron & E have been around for a few years now releasing a string of great 45’s on the Timmon label, but only started to get critical acclaim when they joined Stones Throw records for their first full player “Broadway” (available in all formats). Since then their releases have only been on vinyl and […]

BADBADNOTGOOD -10th May @ The Deaf Institute

It was the first time the young Canadian trio had played Manchester and they lived up to the expectations of the full house, at this small and quirky venue.  The band were promoting their new album “III” , which for the first time features their own compositions, rather than covers/adaptations of others, which shows their […]

Ed Motta – 3rd April @ Band On The wall

  This was the first time Ed Motta had played Manchester, and he and his band (consisting of Keys and Bassist from Germany, Drummer from Germany and Guitarist from Brazil) did not disappoint. The show consisted of two sets from the big man and his band. The first contained all songs from his latest album […]

Hiatus Kaiyote & RJBB – 22nd November @ The Mint Lounge,

  This was the bargain gig of the week, one support band and two class acts for a tenner, if you booked early enough. One a established local band with nationwide followers, the other a rising international band with who have never played Manchester. Support was from Walk, whom for a support band were above […]

The Mouse Outfit & The Riot Jazz Band – 26th October @ Kazimier

It was a short trip down the M62 to see these Manchester based bands at the Kazimier in Liverpool. The venue turned out to be an old theatre that had been converted to a club, with the feeling of  the vintage setting used as the clubs decor. The only quibble with the club was it […]

Zombie Zombie – 17th September 2013 @ Band On The Wall

There was only a small turn out to see the Parisian, electro, horror inspired groovers on a wet Tuesday night in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Hopefully they would not be too bothered by this, as when we arrived, we noticed that  a French van parked outside the venue had been given a parking ticket. Luckily the […]