Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2016 Band on the Wall en-gb Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure live 30th April 2016]]> The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns with New Street Adventure playing live, and Craig Charles providing the tunes.

Since forming in 2007, New Street Adventure have undergone many changes of line-up and style on the way to their current juncture. In this time they’ve developed a distinct sound, which infuses Motown and Stax influences with a modern British songwriting style and sensibility. Their core rhythm section provides solid funk grooves with lead vocalist Nick Corbin provides the catchy vocal hooks. Their sound is a tasteful balance of their eclectic taste and modern awareness.

Since signing with Acid Jazz in 2013 they’ve released their first full length album “No Hard Feelings” from which the singles “Be Somebody” and “On Our Front Door Step” have been released and have had plenty of radio play on BBC London and from Craig Charles too.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5005/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:53:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Wonder Women: Here Come the Grrrls showcase 6th March 2016]]> Brighter Sound celebrates International Women’s Day with a showcase evening at Band on the Wall featuring performances from some of the many talented musicians we’ve worked with over the last twelve months. Over the course of an evening, we’re delighted to welcome back Wall of Sounds Beth Orton residency musicians, including Natalie McCool, Becca Williams, Elizabeth Vince, Avital Raz, Ione Mai, Gina Tratt, Fiona Soe Paing, Kayla Painter, Sonia Allori and Vanessa James.

Through our commissions, residencies and Here Come the Grrrls programme we’re celebrating, profiling and inspiring female musicians. Our recent focus on women in music has proved highly successful in shining a spotlight on female talent and the challenges facing women in the industry. Since its launch eight months ago, Here Come the Grrrls has engaged with nearly 500 young, emerging and professional musicians.  We’re excited to present a one-off showcase as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women festival and International Women’s Day. 

Full programme to be announced.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go. Visit www.creativetourist.com/festivals-and-events/wonderwomen/.

Here Come the Grrrls is a programme designed to celebrate, profile and inspire female musicians. It is supported by Youth Music and PRS for Music Foundation. More information here.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/5004/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:32:13 +0000
<![CDATA[BPM Relaunch + 6th Birthday Party 4th March 2016]]> Band on the Wall is proud to welcome BPM for its relaunch and 6th birthday celebrations.

It’s been a while since the last party but BPM: Big People Music is back with a vengeance.

"Yh we play a bit Grime, Yh we play a bit of UK funky, Yh we play abit of garage, Yh we’re still forward thinking but at the same time we are also eclectic and progressive. So listen out for the odd soulful/disco/future bass/whatever! tune. Music is forever changing and we acknowledge other genres and past influences as well as keeping up with the future. The vibe will be live same way. Better in fact." BPM

Come and be part of history.

BIG guests TBA.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bigpeoplemusic

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4999/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:33:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Renegade Brass Band + DJ Agent J (In the Loop/Groovement) 1st May 2016]]> Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, Renegade Brass Band mix funk, hip-hop and jazz with a raw brass sound and high-energy live show. RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe, and in the last year, they have supported acts including De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, The Cat Empire, The Apples, Quantic, Craig Charles and many more.

A hit with festival crowds across Europe, the band have played at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Sea Sessions Ireland, Tramlines, Kendal Calling, and several times at Soundwave Croatia, warming up for artists such as hip-hop and cut-up legends DJ Shadow and DJ Yoda.The band released their debut album, ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass͛ in August 2014, which saw them develop their hard-edged brass sound, and followed it up with their 2015 ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed), featuring collaborations with artists such as Hugo Kant, Colman Brothers and Tall Black Guy.In October, they did a live session for BBC6 Music͛s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, and had airplay from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Radio 1.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4998/ Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:27:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Wild Nothing + Special Guests 16th June 2016]]> Shimmery, synth-washed indie pop artist Wild Nothing – a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum – released his debut album Gemini in 2010 to critical acclaim. Six years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum releases his third-studio album, Life of Pause, on 19th February and plays Band on the Wall on 16th June.

Gemini was an album rooted in 80’s indie-pop whilst Nocturne was a progression of Tatum’s exploration of pop, full of gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, and a wandering voice. His latest offering, Life on Pause, provides a complete, fully immersive listening environment – from the top the hypnotic polyrhythms of “Reichpop” to the sugary howl of “Japanese Alice” to the hallucinogenic R&B of “A Woman’s Wisdom.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4997/ Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:04:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Vanessa Carlton 6th May 2016]]> Vanessa Carlton’s evolution as a songwriter and live performer is remarkable. Having burst onto the music scene in 2002 with her hit single "A Thousand Miles.”, one of the biggest singles of the early 2000s, she spent subsequent years sidelining her pop persona to create earnest, near avant-garde music which retains her honeysuckle vocals and delicate piano licks. The UK release for her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Liberman via Dine Alone Records is due in May 2015. Liberman's simple instrumentation mixed with poignant lyrics showcase a new side to Carlton's already accomplished songwriting.

"She should share a stage with Perfume Genius. They both have beautiful voices and something to say.” Pitchfork

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4996/ Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:57:02 +0000
<![CDATA[DavidB & Ni-Cola live... for one night only 10th April 2016]]> For one night only you can experience MOBO nominated artists DavidB & Ni-Cola live. These incredible artists will be headlining their own show bringing you their hits, electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals, backed by some of the finest musicians and some very special guests.

DavidB

With a MOBO Award Nomination, BBC introducing feature, 3 Music Video Awards, Music Week feature, Sold Out concerts, a unique voice and musical arrangements that have been described by many as 'soothing', 'uplifting', 'melted-chocolate' and 'waterfalls'; DavidB is not waiting for validation from music moguls before living his dreams! His 8-track EP, which is OUT NOW, is about encouraging people to do the same and is aptly titled 'Care About The Journey'. This R&B artist draws inspiration from the likes of Brandy, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Emeli Sandé. DavidB's aim is to inspire the world with great melodies and uplifting messages. Speaking of an artist that's more than just the music, DavidB candidly tells his journey thus far in his Documentary - 'I'm Still Here'. Allow this novel artist take you on a venture to DavidB.

Ni-Cola

The "Lil lady with the big voice" has performed to a crowd of 30,000 in California, toured on a 20 date US college tour across Ohio, Baltimore and Alabama playing at the world renowned Tuskeegee University, and even had a date named after her "The british are coming day" October 2010. With two incredible independantly released albums “Love Out Loud’ and "My Passion His Heart", presented the Mancunian with futher accolades receiving two nominations for the prestigious MOBO award for “Best Gospel Act” in 20j12 and 2015 and also a nomination for the Urban Music Awards (UMA's) in 2015 for "Best Gospel Act", just narrowly missing out she is now flying her MOBO flag high and 2016's bar has been set very high for the award winning singer, who is also the first cousin of X factor finalist Misha B. This urban Gospel talent recently performed at the “Barbados Gospel Festival” in (2014) alongside, Tye Tribbett, Damita Haddon, and Hezekiah Walker, and then made  her political debut performance at the “House of Commons” Ni-Cola is excited to perform songs from a decade of her music and has some surprises set for the night.

Ni-Cola has shared the stage with several UK/International artists Misha B, Damita Haddon, Tye Tribbet, Hezekiah Walker, Marvia Providence, Chevelle Franklyn, Sherwin Gardner, St Matthew, Stitchie, Ron Kenoly, Muyiwa, Noel Robinson, Israel Houghton, Junior Tucker, Lisa McClendon

"We look forward to sharing our music with old and new fans, this event is open to all who want to have a great night out enjoying the sounds of uplifting and inspirational live music."

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4995/ Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:09:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Johnny Clarke & the Dub Asante Band + Blood and Fire Selectors 27th March 2016]]> Johnny Clarke is the prototype 'dancehall' singer of his day, setting the foundation for future generations to come with versioning, recutting and transforming old themes into something new and current. He pioneered this thirty years back but his work still stands as an everlasting monument for an era that seemed to be almost too good to be true. He took Jamaica and the reggae scene by storm when it needed it the most; presenting a fresh, youthful and energetic style and a crisp voice.

He comes to Manchester with the premier reggae backing band Dub Asante, who’ve brought the vibes for everyone from Max Romeo to Horace Andy and many more.

Blood and Fire selectors will be on hand to keep you dancing all night.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4993/ Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:50:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Still on the line: Jimmy Webb, The Glen Campbell Years at the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester 12th September 2016]]> Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres over the last 50 years, from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” But perhaps the most enduring partnership out of all those memorable songs is his musical brotherhood with Glen Campbell.

JIMMY WEBB: THE GLEN CAMPBELL YEARS celebrates the highlights of the 100 recordings from the Webb/ Campbell songbook. Webb shares his treasure trove of anecdotes about his collaborations with Campbell, revealing the personal side to generational touchstones like “Honey Come Back.” Webb will perform virtual duets with a recorded Glen Campbell, demonstrating the singular talents of these two pop icons and the indelible mark their symbiotic craftsmanship made on American music, and all over the world.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4992/ Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:52:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Tubular Brass + Mary Casio at Hallé St. Peter’s, Manchester 28th May 2016]]> Music Net presents Mike Oldfield’s classic album performed live in the spectacular setting of St Peter’s Church by Tubular Brass - a 28-piece brass band featuring some of the UK’s finest players. Plus their world premiere performance of Mary Casio by Hannah Peel that combines 70s analogue synthesisers with brass to stunning effect.

Tubular Brass is a brand new brass band created to perform contemporary music and develop collaborations with artists from across the musical spectrum. Whilst firmly rooted in the brass tradition, Tubular Brass aims to bring brass band music to a new audience by creating extraordinary projects and collaborations.

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells is one of the great icons of electronic music. Released in 1973, it became one of the biggest selling albums of all time and famously stayed in the UK charts for an incredible 279 weeks. It regularly appears in Top 100 Albums of All Time lists across the world. In the beautiful and atmospheric interior St Peter’s Church, Tubular Brass will be presenting the world premiere of a new score for brass of this pioneering sonic masterpiece.

Presented in association with Root Music and Band on the Wall, advance booking strongly advised.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4991/ Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:13:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure live, 30th April. 28th May 2016]]> Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure live

30 April / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns with New Street Adventure playing live, and Craig Charles providing the tunes.

Since forming in 2007, New Street Adventure have undergone many changes of line-up and style on the way to their current juncture. In this time they’ve developed a distinct sound, which infuses Motown and Stax influences with a modern British songwriting style and sensibility. Their core rhythm section provides solid funk grooves with lead vocalist Nick Corbin provides the catchy vocal hooks. Their sound is a tasteful balance of their eclectic taste and modern awareness.

Since signing with Acid Jazz in 2013 they’ve released their first full length album “No Hard Feelings” from which the singles “Be Somebody” and “On Our Front Door Step” have been released and have had plenty of radio play on BBC London and from Craig Charles too.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-craig-charles-funk-and-soul-club-ft-new-street-adventure-live-30th-apri/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:57:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Wonder Women: Here Come the Grrrls showcase, 6th March. 28th May 2016]]> Wonder Women: Here Come the Grrrls showcase

06 March / 19:30 / More Info / Free Entry

Brighter Sound celebrates International Women’s Day with a showcase evening at Band on the Wall featuring performances from some of the many talented musicians we’ve worked with over the last twelve months. Over the course of an evening, we’re delighted to welcome back Wall of Sounds Beth Orton residency musicians, including Natalie McCool, Becca Williams, Elizabeth Vince, Avital Raz, Ione Mai, Gina Tratt, Fiona Soe Paing, Kayla Painter, Sonia Allori and Vanessa James.

Through our commissions, residencies and Here Come the Grrrls programme we’re celebrating, profiling and inspiring female musicians. Our recent focus on women in music has proved highly successful in shining a spotlight on female talent and the challenges facing women in the industry. Since its launch eight months ago, Here Come the Grrrls has engaged with nearly 500 young, emerging and professional musicians.  We’re excited to present a one-off showcase as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women festival and International Women’s Day. 

Full programme to be announced.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go. Visit www.creativetourist.com/festivals-and-events/wonderwomen/.

Here Come the Grrrls is a programme designed to celebrate, profile and inspire female musicians. It is supported by Youth Music and PRS for Music Foundation. More information here.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-wonder-women-here-come-the-grrrls-showcase-6th-march/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:58 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: BPM Relaunch 6th Birthday Party, 4th March. 28th May 2016]]> BPM Relaunch 6th Birthday Party

04 March / 23:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall is proud to welcome BPM for its relaunch and 6th birthday celebrations.

It’s been a while since the last party but BPM: Big People Music is back with a vengeance.

"Yh we play a bit Grime, Yh we play a bit of UK funky, Yh we play abit of garage, Yh we’re still forward thinking but at the same time we are also eclectic and progressive. So listen out for the odd soulful/disco/future bass/whatever! tune. Music is forever changing and we acknowledge other genres and past influences as well as keeping up with the future. The vibe will be live same way. Better in fact." BPM

Come and be part of history.

BIG guests TBA.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bigpeoplemusic

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-bpm-relaunch-6th-birthday-party-4th-march/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:37:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Renegade Brass Band + DJ Agent J (In the Loop/Groovement) 28th May 2016]]> Renegade Brass Band

+ DJ Agent J (In the Loop/Groovement)

01 May / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, Renegade Brass Band mix funk, hip-hop and jazz with a raw brass sound and high-energy live show. RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe, and in the last year, they have supported acts including De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, The Cat Empire, The Apples, Quantic, Craig Charles and many more.

A hit with festival crowds across Europe, the band have played at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Sea Sessions Ireland, Tramlines, Kendal Calling, and several times at Soundwave Croatia, warming up for artists such as hip-hop and cut-up legends DJ Shadow and DJ Yoda.The band released their debut album, ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass͛ in August 2014, which saw them develop their hard-edged brass sound, and followed it up with their 2015 ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed), featuring collaborations with artists such as Hugo Kant, Colman Brothers and Tall Black Guy.In October, they did a live session for BBC6 Music͛s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, and had airplay from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Radio 1.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/renegade-brass-band-dj-agent-j-in-the-loopgroovement/ Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:39:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Wild Nothing + Special Guests, 16th June. 28th May 2016]]> Wild Nothing + Special Guests

16 June / 19:30 / More Info  / On sale from 12th February 2016 at 09:00

Shimmery, synth-washed indie pop artist Wild Nothing – a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum – released his debut album Gemini in 2010 to critical acclaim. Six years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum releases his third-studio album, Life of Pause, on 19th February and plays Band on the Wall on 16th June.

Gemini was an album rooted in 80’s indie-pop whilst Nocturne was a progression of Tatum’s exploration of pop, full of gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, and a wandering voice. His latest offering, Life on Pause, provides a complete, fully immersive listening environment – from the top the hypnotic polyrhythms of “Reichpop” to the sugary howl of “Japanese Alice” to the hallucinogenic R&B of “A Woman’s Wisdom.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-wild-nothing-special-guests-16t/ Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:07:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Vanessa Carlton, 6th May. 28th May 2016]]> Vanessa Carlton

06 May / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Vanessa Carlton’s evolution as a songwriter and live performer is remarkable. Having burst onto the music scene in 2002 with her hit single "A Thousand Miles.”, one of the biggest singles of the early 2000s, she spent subsequent years sidelining her pop persona to create earnest, near avant-garde music which retains her honeysuckle vocals and delicate piano licks. The UK release for her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Liberman via Dine Alone Records is due in May 2015. Liberman's simple instrumentation mixed with poignant lyrics showcase a new side to Carlton's already accomplished songwriting.

"She should share a stage with Perfume Genius. They both have beautiful voices and something to say.” Pitchfork

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-vanessa-carlton-6th-may/ Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:04:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: DavidB & Ni-Cola live... for one night only, 10th April. 28th May 2016]]> DavidB & Ni-Cola live... for one night only

10 April / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

For one night only you can experience MOBO nominated artists DavidB & Ni-Cola live. These incredible artists will be headlining their own show bringing you their hits, electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals, backed by some of the finest musicians and some very special guests.

DavidB

With a MOBO Award Nomination, BBC introducing feature, 3 Music Video Awards, Music Week feature, Sold Out concerts, a unique voice and musical arrangements that have been described by many as 'soothing', 'uplifting', 'melted-chocolate' and 'waterfalls'; DavidB is not waiting for validation from music moguls before living his dreams! His 8-track EP, which is OUT NOW, is about encouraging people to do the same and is aptly titled 'Care About The Journey'. This R&B artist draws inspiration from the likes of Brandy, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Emeli Sandé. DavidB's aim is to inspire the world with great melodies and uplifting messages. Speaking of an artist that's more than just the music, DavidB candidly tells his journey thus far in his Documentary - 'I'm Still Here'. Allow this novel artist take you on a venture to DavidB.

Ni-Cola

The "Lil lady with the big voice" has performed to a crowd of 30,000 in California, toured on a 20 date US college tour across Ohio, Baltimore and Alabama playing at the world renowned Tuskeegee University, and even had a date named after her "The british are coming day" October 2010. With two incredible independantly released albums “Love Out Loud’ and "My Passion His Heart", presented the Mancunian with futher accolades receiving two nominations for the prestigious MOBO award for “Best Gospel Act” in 20j12 and 2015 and also a nomination for the Urban Music Awards (UMA's) in 2015 for "Best Gospel Act", just narrowly missing out she is now flying her MOBO flag high and 2016's bar has been set very high for the award winning singer, who is also the first cousin of X factor finalist Misha B. This urban Gospel talent recently performed at the “Barbados Gospel Festival” in (2014) alongside, Tye Tribbett, Damita Haddon, and Hezekiah Walker, and then made  her political debut performance at the “House of Commons” Ni-Cola is excited to perform songs from a decade of her music and has some surprises set for the night.

Ni-Cola has shared the stage with several UK/International artists Misha B, Damita Haddon, Tye Tribbet, Hezekiah Walker, Marvia Providence, Chevelle Franklyn, Sherwin Gardner, St Matthew, Stitchie, Ron Kenoly, Muyiwa, Noel Robinson, Israel Houghton, Junior Tucker, Lisa McClendon

"We look forward to sharing our music with old and new fans, this event is open to all who want to have a great night out enjoying the sounds of uplifting and inspirational live music."

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-davidb-and-nicola-live-for-one-night-only-10t/ Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:13:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Young Musicians Week Spring 2016, 15-19 February. 28th May 2016]]> Young Musicians Week Spring 2016

15 - 19 February / More Info / Free Entry

Brighter Sound presents Young Musicians Week, a five-day songwriting and production residency for 13-18’s.

Explore music, record, develop skills and collaborate in a week of workshops, masterclasses and 1-to-1 sessions this February half term. We’re delighted to welcome guest artists including Elbow’s drummer Jupp, guitarist Natalie McCool, former BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Jenna G and Manchester producer Burgaboy for an exciting programme for all young musicians.

Develop your vocal technique in a 1-to-1 session with expert tutor Yvonne Shelton

Brush up on your guitar skills in a masterclass with Natalie McCool, one of the North West’s most exciting musicians

Take part in a group drumming tutorial with Jupp, drummer for the Mercury Music Prize winning band Elbow

Get the inside know-how on making it in today’s music industry from drum and bass vocalist and former BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Jenna G

Work on your songwriting and recording skills with musician Liam Frost

Book a slot at Band on the Wall’s state of the art recording studio with resident producer Burgaboy.

Join Manchester’s collective Inna Voice for a workshop and masterclass focused on lyricism and spoken word

Explore a new genre of music with psychedelic folk singer-songwriter Avital Raz.

Free but must book in advance. More information: ​www.brightersound.com

Full programme

Half term: Mon 15 – Fri 19 Feb, 10am-4pm, Band on the Wall

Mon 15 Feb 

Main venue

10.30am – 12pm: Songwriting masterclass with Liam Frost.

1 – 4pm: Songwriting and recording workshop with Liam Frost and Brighter Sound practitioners.

Education Room One

10am – 4pm: 1-to-1 vocal tuition with Yvonne Shelton. 1 hour slots from 10am. Five available, must sign up separately here.

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Tues 16 Feb

Main venue

10.30am – 12pm: Guitar masterclass with Natalie McCool.

1 – 4pm: Guitar workshops with Natalie McCool and Liam Frost.

Education Room One

10am – 4pm: 1-to-1 vocal tuition with Yvonne Shelton. Five one hour slots available, must sign up separately here.

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Weds 17 Feb

Main Venue

10.30am – 12pm: Inna Voice masterclass and workshop.

Picturehouse Café/Bar

1 – 4pm: Small group drumming tuition with Elbow’s Jupp. Must sign up separately here.

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Thurs 18 Feb

Main Venue

10.30am – 12pm: Indian Fusion masterclass with Avital Raz.

1 – 4pm: Avital Raz and Liam Frost lead a songwriting and composition workshop in response to the morning masterclass.

Studio

10am – 4pm: Resident Producer Burgaboy opens up the Band on the Wall studio for recording. Solo and group slots available, must sign up separately here.

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Fri 19 Feb

Main venue

10am – 12pm: Music Industry masterclass with BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Jenna G.

Studio

10am – 4pm: Resident Producer Burgaboy opens up the Band on the Wall studio for recording. Solo and group slots available, must sign up separately here.

Young Musicians Week

Mon 15 Feb – Fri 19 Feb

10am – 4pm

Band on the Wall

Free, info: brightersound.com/event/young-musicians-week

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-young-musicians-week-spring-2016-1519-february/ Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:34:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Friday Night Reggae presents Train to Zion, 26th February. 28th May 2016]]> Friday Night Reggae presents Train to Zion

26 February / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

A Train to Zion is the third installment of Friday Night Reggae, a night truly going from strength to strength, January saw reggae legends Horace Andy and Prince Hammer join in to celebrate the party. February’s event is an Extra special occasion - Doors open early for a full lineup of selectas and bands, with an album launch for Extra Love’s new album “ Out of the Dark".

Extra Love are a ten-piece band from Manchester who throw a variety of spices into the pot; creating their own distinctive and very danceable flavour. With big grooves to make you move your waist line, and deep bass that rolls all the way down your spine… this band is in its natural habitat when mashing up dancefloors all over the land. Joining Extra Love is the experimental and hard hitting Kalyan.

"Extra Love are Vibes, Vibes and more vibes. They never fail to impress on levels of energy and stage presence. With a massive live following and tunes to back this up they get any dance skanking big time’' Dub Smugglers

Guest DJ Dom Blood and Fire aka King Spinna is on hand to keep the riddims coming fast and furious.

As ever The Mighty Bush Band bring you a selection of killer riddim tracks which will be dubbed and manipulated live at the controls.

“Them bad wicked band dropping riddims after riddims” Prince Hammer

This night is about big tunes and good vibes

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/friday-night-reggae-presents-train-to-zion/ Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:23:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Johnny Clarke & the Dub Asante Band + Blood and Fire Selectors, 27th March. 28th May 2016]]> Johnny Clarke & the Dub Asante Band

+ Blood and Fire Selectors

27 March / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Johnny Clarke is the prototype 'dancehall' singer of his day, setting the foundation for future generations to come with versioning, recutting and transforming old themes into something new and current. He pioneered this thirty years back but his work still stands as an everlasting monument for an era that seemed to be almost too good to be true. He took Jamaica and the reggae scene by storm when it needed it the most; presenting a fresh, youthful and energetic style and a crisp voice.

He comes to Manchester with the premier reggae backing band Dub Asante, who’ve brought the vibes for everyone from Max Romeo to Horace Andy and many more.

Blood and Fire selectors will be on hand to keep you dancing all night.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2016/02/just-announced-johnny-clarke-and-the-dub-asante-band-blood-and-fire-selectors-2/ Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:56:49 +0000