Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2016 Band on the Wall en-gb Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0100 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble at Kendal Brewery Arts Centre 18th September 2016]]> Jazz Directors Series #1

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.

With this new project, Terence has teamed up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, this ensemble includes instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5131/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:17:38 +0100
<![CDATA[Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble at Bradford Playhouse 17th September 2016]]> Jazz Directors Series #1

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.

With this new project, Terence has teamed up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, this ensemble includes instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5130/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:17:36 +0100
<![CDATA[Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble at Warrington Parr Hall 16th September 2016]]> Jazz Directors Series #1

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.

With this new project, Terence has teamed up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, this ensemble includes instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5129/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:17:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble at Band on the Wall, Manchester 15th September 2016]]> Jazz Directors Series #1

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.

With this new project, Terence has teamed up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, this ensemble includes instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5128/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:53:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Laurence Jones 25th November 2016]]> Influenced by blues and guitar greats such as Walter Trout, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and Albert Collins, Laurence Jones is one of the the most promising young guitarists on the blues scene today. Cited as the ‘young gunslinger of the blues’, Jones recently secured a deal with Ruf Records - home to the likes of Louisiana Red, Canned Heat and fellow young blues prodigy Oli Brown. Recorded at the iconic Dockside Studio, Louisiana - where B.B King and Derek Trucks once laid down tracks, Jones’s latest release features guest licks from Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito.

Jones was awarded the ‘Young Artist of the Year’  prize at the 2014 British Blues Awards ceremony held at the Great British R&B Festival and Classic Rock magazine described him as “the future of the blues” as well as awarding the Thunder in the Sky LP a 5/5 review.

“…like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5127/ Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:06:49 +0100
<![CDATA[Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band at Glee Club, Nottingham 27th November 2016]]> Ground-breaking and multi-award winning singer and musician, Eliza Carthy, is recording a brand new album with a brand new band, The Wayward Band. No ordinary ensemble, The Wayward Band is bursting at the seams with some of the finest players in recent times, including members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Dreams of Tall Buildings & Tyde.

‘The Big Machine’ by Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, is due for release in October 2016 and will feature traditional material, as well as classics from Eliza’s back catalogue and new tunes.

“I care about holding my arms open to those that have nothing; I care about the great tradition of hospitality, freedom of thought and speech. I have never turned anyone from my door and would never turn anyone away from my shore. There is plenty for everyone; the fruit in our garden is good.” - Eliza Carthy

This is a Band on the Wall Fundraiser

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5124/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:12:22 +0100
<![CDATA[Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band at Baths Hall, Scunthorpe 13th November 2016]]> Ground-breaking and multi-award winning singer and musician, Eliza Carthy, is recording a brand new album with a brand new band, The Wayward Band. No ordinary ensemble, The Wayward Band is bursting at the seams with some of the finest players in recent times, including members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Dreams of Tall Buildings & Tyde.

‘The Big Machine’ by Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, is due for release in October 2016 and will feature traditional material, as well as classics from Eliza’s back catalogue and new tunes.

“I care about holding my arms open to those that have nothing; I care about the great tradition of hospitality, freedom of thought and speech. I have never turned anyone from my door and would never turn anyone away from my shore. There is plenty for everyone; the fruit in our garden is good.” - Eliza Carthy

This is a Band on the Wall Fundraiser

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5123/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:12:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band at RNCM, Manchester 12th November 2016]]> Ground-breaking and multi-award winning singer and musician, Eliza Carthy, is recording a brand new album with a brand new band, The Wayward Band. No ordinary ensemble, The Wayward Band is bursting at the seams with some of the finest players in recent times, including members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Dreams of Tall Buildings & Tyde.

‘The Big Machine’ by Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, is due for release in October 2016 and will feature traditional material, as well as classics from Eliza’s back catalogue and new tunes.

“I care about holding my arms open to those that have nothing; I care about the great tradition of hospitality, freedom of thought and speech. I have never turned anyone from my door and would never turn anyone away from my shore. There is plenty for everyone; the fruit in our garden is good.” - Eliza Carthy

This is a Band on the Wall Fundraiser

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5122/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:11:54 +0100
<![CDATA[Charenee Wade & The Gil Scott-Heron Project 20th October 2016]]> Charenee Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23), she pays tribute to another inspiration, the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, and confirms that she too plans to use her artist platform thoughtfully.

The first full-length album tribute to Scott-Heron and his musical collaborator Brian Jackson by a woman artist, Offering is arresting in just how timely Scott-Heron’s messages are today and how perfectly Wade delivers them through her savvy arrangements and intimate jazz interpretations. While she has earned many accolades – first runner-up in New York’s Jazzmobile Vocal competition; a participant in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program; a feature on NPR’s Song Travels; a starring role in the off-Broadway show Café Society and in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Salute to Betty Carter – she may surprise people with this authentic tour de force.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5121/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:31:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. King Bee live 27th August 2016]]> We’re taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Funk & Soul Show goes live with presenter, DJ, acclaimed actor and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks till 2am. Time to find your dancing shoes!

And that’s not all! King Bee, one of the finest funk outfits in the North of England, will play a full live set. Following rave reviews of their most recent single “Money Gone" mixed by DJ Smoove, the band are preparing some more great new tracks for imminent release. 

"A Revelation" - Craig Charles BBC Radio 6

"This crew have mastered the art of reconnecting the words Soul, Funk, & Jazz & making them a thing of joy" - Soul & Jazz.com

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5119/ Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:52:05 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Beginner Guitar Autumn 2016 Wed 1 to 1, 14 September - 30 November 27th August 2016]]> Beginner Guitar Autumn 2016 Wed 1 to 1

14 September - 30 November / 17:30 / 18:30 / 19:30 / More Info / Enrol

Beginner Guitar 1-to-1 Course Autumn 2016: Wednesdays

Brighter Sound presents its popular classic ten week courses for beginner guitarists at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised 1-to-1 tuition with Noel Maher in the easy informal setting of the Brighter Sound workshop room at Manchester’s greatest live music venue.

"My lessons are relaxed and informal and cater for all levels and abilities. My approach is to personalise the learning for each student, catering for any musical style but at the same time to offer a structured, progressive way of learning and exploring creative sides of the guitar." - Noel Maher

Open to adults and young people over 16*; a great 1-to-1 course of personalised lessons for all levels - from beginners to advanced.

The course covers all the fundamental guitar skills and techniques, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate any students' individual abilities and personal musical tastes.

Lessons are taught in two five week 'blocks'

During the first block (Sep-Oct) beginners learn fundamental techniques to play some well known melodies and chord patterns, and how to read basic guitar musical notation.

The second five weeks (Nov-Dec) will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes, techniques and elementary theory.

After ten weeks, beginner students will have developed the skills and knowledge to develop their guitar playing independently and with confidence, and are welcome to return for further blocks of lessons at any time.

Noel Maher is an accomplished solo acoustic guitarist and teacher and performs as a solo artist regularly in Manchester. He was taught folk guitar by his dad, going on to explore styles ranging from Metallica to classical. He now specialises in fingerstyle techniques learning from greats such as Andy McKee, Erik Mongrain and Pierre Bensusan. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge and love for all things guitar.

Additional event information

Block 1 (Sep-Oct)

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 14, 21, 28 Sep. 5, 12 Oct.
  • Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm.

Block 2 (Nov-Dec)

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov.
  • Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm.
  • Venue: Brighter Sound Workshop Room at Band on the Wall
  • Price: £100 per block of FIVE 1-to-1 lessons. Pay for either five at a time or all ten at once to guarantee the same time slot.
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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-beginner-guitar-autumn-2016-wed-1-to-1-14-september-30-november/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:40:12 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble, 15-18 September. 27th August 2016]]> Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble

15 September / 19:30 / Band on the Wall, Manchester
16 September / 19:30 / Warrington Parr Hall
17 September / 19:30 / Bradford Playhouse
18 September / 13:30 / Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

Jazz Directors Series #1

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.

With this new project, Terence has teamed up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, this ensemble includes instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-terence-blanchard-and-the-inner-city-ensemble-15-18-september/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:00:28 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Laurence Jones, 25th November. 27th August 2016]]> Laurence Jones

25 November / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Laurence Jones Is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2

The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with "Ruf Records". His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito.

Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout"

A Buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 "Thunder In The Sky". Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring through out the U.K and Europe.

"Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. with 2nd album "Temptation" british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it.

"Blues & Soul" - The brand new album on Ruf Records "Temptation" will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map.

"Get ready to Rock Magazine" gave the debut album "Thunder In The Sky" a 5/5***** rating “Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and ‘Thunder in the Sky’ is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars”.

"Classic Rock magazine" quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more.

Laurence is influenced by, Walter Trout  Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Albert Collins...

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-laurence-jones-25th-november/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:42:05 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Beginner Guitar Autumn 2016 Fri 1 to 1. 27th August 2016]]> Beginner Guitar Autumn 2016 Fri 1 to 1

16 September - 02 December / 16:30 / 17:30 / 20:30 / More Info / Enrol

Brighter Sound presents its popular Classic ten week courses for beginner guitarists at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised one to one tuition with Noel Maher in the easy informal setting of the Brighter Sound workshop room at Manchester’s greatest live music venue.

"My lessons are relaxed and informal and cater for all levels and abilities. My approach is to personalise the learning for each student, catering for any musical style but at the same time to offer a structured, progressive way of learning technique and exploring creative sides of the guitar." - Noel Maher

Open to adults and young people over 16*; a great 1-to-1 course of lessons for beginners but the course can cater for any level of player.

The course covers all the fundamental guitar skills and techniques, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate any students' individual abilities and personal musical tastes.

Lessons are taught in two five week 'blocks'. During the first block (Sep-Oct) beginners learn fundamental techniques to play some well known melodies and chord patterns, and how to read basic guitar musical notation.

The second five weeks (Nov-Dec) will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes, techniques and elementary theory.

After ten weeks, beginner students will have developed the skills and knowledge to develop their guitar playing independently and with confidence, and are welcome to return for further 5 week blocks of lessons at any time.

Noel Maher is an accomplished solo acoustic guitarist and teacher and performs as a solo artist regularly in Manchester. He was taught folk guitar by his dad, going on to explore styles ranging from Metallica to classical. He now specialises in fingerstyle techniques learning from greats such as Andy McKee, Erik Mongrain and Pierre Bensusan. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge and love for all things guitar.

Additional event information

Block 1 (Sep-Oct)

  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: 16, 23, 30 Sep. 7, 14 Oct.
  • Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
  • Block 2 (Nov-Dec)
  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 2 Dec.
  • Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
  • Venue: Brighter Sound Workshop Room at Band on the Wall
  • Price: £100 per block of FIVE 1-to-1 lessons. Pay for either five at a time (or all ten at once to guarantee the same time slot).

*any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-beginner-guitar-autumn-2016-fri-1-to-1/ Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:57:02 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, November 2016. 27th August 2016]]> Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

12 Novemebr / 19:00 / RNCM, Manchester
13 November / 18:30 / Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
27 November / 19:00 / Glee Club, Nottingham

Ground-breaking and multi-award winning singer and musician, Eliza Carthy, is recording a brand new album with a brand new band, The Wayward Band. No ordinary ensemble, The Wayward Band is bursting at the seams with some of the finest players in recent times, including members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Dreams of Tall Buildings & Tyde.

‘The Big Machine’ by Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, is due for release in October 2016 and will feature traditional material, as well as classics from Eliza’s back catalogue and new tunes.

“I care about holding my arms open to those that have nothing; I care about the great tradition of hospitality, freedom of thought and speech. I have never turned anyone from my door and would never turn anyone away from my shore. There is plenty for everyone; the fruit in our garden is good.” - Eliza Carthy

This is a Band on the Wall Fundraiser

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-eliza-carthy-and-the-wayward-band-november-2016/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:18:07 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Charenee Wade & The Gil Scott-Heron Project, 20th October. 27th August 2016]]> Charenee Wade & The Gil Scott-Heron Project

20 October / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets 

Charenee Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23), she pays tribute to another inspiration, the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, and confirms that she too plans to use her artist platform thoughtfully.

The first full-length album tribute to Scott-Heron and his musical collaborator Brian Jackson by a woman artist, Offering is arresting in just how timely Scott-Heron’s messages are today and how perfectly Wade delivers them through her savvy arrangements and intimate jazz interpretations. While she has earned many accolades – first runner-up in New York’s Jazzmobile Vocal competition; a participant in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program; a feature on NPR’s Song Travels; a starring role in the off-Broadway show Café Society and in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Salute to Betty Carter – she may surprise people with this authentic tour de force.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-charenee-wade-and-the-gil-scottheron-project-20th-october/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:36:46 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Slow Club, 28th October. 27th August 2016]]> Slow Club

28 October / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

How do you keep a band interesting after ten years? It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album. From the cute indie-folk of their 2009 debut Yeah So, to the wonky-pop of its follow up Paradise, two years later, to the sophisticated, polished soul of 2014’s Complete Surrender, this is a band that have never stood still, going out of their way to present a new version of themselves on every release, while maintaining the spirit, the warmth and the chemistry that has marked their music since they formed in 2006.

Yet Slow Club 2016 are a very different proposition to the indie duo of a decade ago, who carried makeshift percussion rigs around their native Sheffield in parents’ cars, sang everything in close harmony and wrote from a shared perspective. The pair live in different parts of the country now, and work in very different ways. Charles is in London. Rebecca lives in Margate, throwing herself into the artistic community there. Charles writes obliquely, using short stories and found narratives to transmit his ideas, while Rebecca’s lyrics are starker and more personal, channelling her heartbreak and happiness in a very direct way. How do you bring two distinct styles, two distinct lives, back together and make them feel like the same band? 

Apparently, you send them to Richmond, Virginia for a week. 

Make no mistake, One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore, the duo’s fourth album, is the best thing Slow Club have ever done - their warmest, their most classic sounding, their most cohesive album yet, smoothing those two disparate approaches with a woozy, late-night, candlelit vibe that softens the pop hooks and makes choruses glow.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-slow-club-28th-october/ Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:28:36 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. King Bee live, 27th August. 27th August 2016]]> Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. King Bee live

27 August / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

We’re taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Funk & Soul Show goes live with presenter, DJ, acclaimed actor and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks till 2am. Time to find your dancing shoes!

And that’s not all! King Bee, one of the finest funk outfits in the North of England, will play a full live set. Following rave reviews of their most recent single “Money Gone" mixed by DJ Smoove, the band are preparing some more great new tracks for imminent release. 

"A Revelation" - Craig Charles BBC Radio 6

"This crew have mastered the art of reconnecting the words Soul, Funk, & Jazz & making them a thing of joy" - Soul & Jazz.com

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-craig-charles-funk-and-soul-club-ft-king-bee-live-27th-august/ Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:55:42 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Robert Glasper Experiment, 16th November. 27th August 2016]]> Robert Glasper Experiment

16 November / 19:30 / More InfoOn sale from 10th June 2016 at 09:00

Following last year’s acoustic trio gigs, Glasper revisits his electric side with a new version of the Experiment, included added DJ.

Expect him to continue to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and refusing to be defined by any one genre.

‘It’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.’ - Los Angeles Times

‘Robert Glasper Experiment’s late-night set was fired up by double-clack beats and woofy bass, tricky hi-hat figures and swirling textures.’ - Financial Times

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-robert-glasper-experiment-16th-november/ Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:15:28 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Mayer Hawthorne (Live), 18th November. 27th August 2016]]> Mayer Hawthorne (Live)

18 November / 19:30 / More InfoOn sale from 10th June 2016 at 09:00

Mayer Hawthorne has over 100 million plays on YouTube, Spotify and all those other Internet sites. His sophomore album How Do You Do earned him a Grammy nod. And if he got a vote for every SoundCloud follower he has (five million), he could get elected Senator somewhere. Mayer DJed in Michigan at the height of Detroit hip-hop. He was there. Before Em blew, when Dilla was still alive. He was spinning records and making rap beats. Now he’s making soul records and rappers are sampling him.

Mayer’s been digging in the crates and you can hear the influences in his music. A touch of Shuggie Otis here, some Bob Marley there, a sprinkle of Sly Stone...

On his fourth full-length album, Man About Town, Hawthorne is back to handling the lion’s share of production. He also played damn near every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it’s groovy, other times he’s vulnerable and sincere.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/06/just-announced-mayer-hawthorne-live-18th-novemb/ Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0100