Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://www.bandonthewall.org/ © 2014 Band on the Wall en-gb Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Live Music and Touring - An Introduction 10th January 2015]]> Application deadline has been extended and be submitted on or before Wednesday 7th January 2015

As part of Independent Venue Week we are excited to be hosting two specially designed workshops run by Cato Academy, offering 14-18 year old students and young people help and advice in developing a career in non-performance live music. We are inviting applications for up to 20 free places on these half day workshops which will take place at Band on the Wall on Saturday 10th and 17th January 2015.

Selected participants will be working with live music company, Cato Music and their Cato Academy in the professional environment of the main venue at Band on the Wall. 

"The Cato Academy focuses purely on live music and touring and we want to bring up the next generation of touring crew professionally and honestly, we don't sugar coat anything. The live music industry is stronger than ever and we need these new skilled 'roadies' to look after it” said Glen Rowe, Owner of Cato. 

“We're proud to be part of such an important week for live music, especially when it comes to teaching young people the reality and opportunities that come from such an exciting and rewarding industry. Without these independent venues where would live music grow from?"

“Thanks to the support from Arts Council England, we really chuffed to be able to offer this introductory course to live music free of charge to young people who are interested in a career in music” said Sybil Bell, Co-Founder IVW. “Live music isn’t just about the artists – there’s a whole network of crew and people behind the scenes that need operate the venues produce the tours. Cato are a first class live music business and to have them create and run these courses is a fantastic opportunity for young people all around the UK and a great addition to the Independent Venue Week program.”

If you would like to be considered for the course, please fill out the application below:

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4621/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:57:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Dizraeli, Reeps One, Bellatrix and Rex Domino 16th April 2015]]> Rappers Dizraeli and Rex Domino team up with Beatbox champions Reeps One and Bellatrix for a night of ruthless hip hop. Each with their own impressive resume, they come together through their previous collaborations to form this excellent bill, where their collective talents will create imaginative and creative music.

Dizraeli is both a rapper and poet, having won the BBC 4 Poetry Slam with his spoken word work, and collaborating with Brighton based hip hop collective The Menagerie on the Tea Sea Records label. His interest in jazz and folk instrumentals as well as hip hop diversifies the sound of his work with The Small Gods and his solo material.

World Female Beatbox Champion Bellatrix is part of Dizraeli & The Small Gods, playing double bass as well as beatboxing with the live hip hop group. She founded the UK’s first all female beat box crew called The Boxettes in 2007, and has performed with other beatbox giants like Beardyman and Shlomo.

Beatboxer Reeps One has won the UK Beatbox Championships two consecutive years, making him an undisputed figure. He’s toured with Dance music legends The Prodigy and taken his style around the world, refusing to use loop pedals and relying solely on his own vocal ability to produce his music live.

Young MC Rex Domino has already collaborated with DJ Yoda on the Breakfast of Champions project, and his solo tracks are already harbouring him some great attention. His sound dips into Grime and UK Bass, giving his beats a heavy flavour. Like Dizraeli, he also writes and performs in the poetic form, but mainly releases rap music with the Moosehead International Airport independent label.

   A superb quadruple bill!
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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4620/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:19:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Cymande 23rd May 2015]]> After a hugely successful comeback gig here last year, Cymande, the British funk pioneers, are back! And this time they're here for two nights of the best in funk and rare groove. 

In the wake of the reissue of their three classic 70s albums, the band behind much-sampled classics like ‘The Message’, ‘Bra’, ‘Dove’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’, Cymande have reuinted and their  eagerly awaited new album Crazy Game has now been recorded with John Schroeder.

Cymande were innovators of funk. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, the band combined Reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with funk, soul, R&B, jazz and rock to create a new and exciting sound which captivated audiences across the world. Their music conveyed a true spirit of “togetherness”, reflected in their emblem of a dove with the head of a Rastaman. The group defined their sound as “Nyah-Rock”, based on the fusion of Rastafarian rhythms with other musical styles – R&B, soul & jazz.

They were simply one of the biggest bands to come out of the British black music scene in the 1970s and have since been sampled by the likes of The Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul, and we can't wait to welcome them back!


Performers:
Patrick Patterson (singer/songwriter/guitar) 
Steve Scipio (singer/songwriter/bass) 
Sam Kelly (drums/bvs)
Mike Rose (tenor sax/alto sax/flute)
Derek Gibbs (alto sax)
Pablo Gonsales (percussion/vocals)
Adrian Reed (keyboards)

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4619/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:23:42 +0000
<![CDATA[Cymande 22nd May 2015]]>

After a hugely successful comeback gig last year, Cymande, the British funk pioneers, are back! And this time for they're here for two nights of the best in funk and rare groove. 

In the wake of the reissue of their three classic 70s albums, the band behind much-sampled classics like ‘The Message’, ‘Bra’, ‘Dove’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’, Cymande have reuinted and their  eagerly awaited new album Crazy Game has now been recorded with John Schroeder.

Cymande were innovators of funk. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, the band combined Reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with funk, soul, R&B, jazz and rock to create a new and exciting sound which captivated audiences across the world. Their music conveyed a true spirit of “togetherness”, reflected in their emblem of a dove with the head of a Rastaman. The group defined their sound as “Nyah-Rock”, based on the fusion of Rastafarian rhythms with other musical styles – R&B, soul & jazz.

They were simply one of the biggest bands to come out of the British black music scene in the 1970s and have since been sampled by the likes of The Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul, and we can't wait to welcome them back!


Performers:
Patrick Patterson (singer/songwriter/guitar) 
Steve Scipio (singer/songwriter/bass) 
Sam Kelly (drums/bvs)
Mike Rose (tenor sax/alto sax/flute)
Derek Gibbs (alto sax)
Pablo Gonsales (percussion/vocals)
Adrian Reed (keyboards)

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4618/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:05:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Pierre Bensusan 16th June 2015]]> Winner of an Independent Music Award  for his latest triple live album "Encore", "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" and voted "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine, Pierre Bensusan is one of the premier musicians of our time.

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognised as one of the most eloquent world musicians today. 

Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", his name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique. 

There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4617/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:27:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Kazo EP Launch 6th March 2015]]> Kazo are a high energy 4 piece indie band from Stockport, who’ve been performing together since 2010, who love to put on a show the audience will never forget.

Kazo first burst onto the Manchester music scene as The Ordinary in 2012, and since then have played a host of high-profile concerts including a performance at Noel Gallagher’s after show party and are firm favourites on the Manchester indie music scene. 

With a name change, and a new 5-song EP launching at this show, 2015 is looking strong for the band.

Preview the new EP here. 

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4615/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:41:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Lee Scratch Perry 31st March 2015]]> We are thrilled to welcome seminal reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry back to Band on the Wall; for not one night, but for two!

Grammy-winning reggae Icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s name has become synonymous with experimentation and innovation both as a legendary producer and influential performer. After over 40 years, “The Upsetter” shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. He visits Band on the Wall with full live band and firing on all cylinders.

Lee 'Scratch' Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement. Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJ’s everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound. Perry’s studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up for two of biggest nights of the year.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4614/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:43:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Lee Scratch Perry 30th March 2015]]> We are thrilled to welcome seminal reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry back to Band on the Wall; for not one night, but for two!

Grammy-winning reggae Icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s name has become synonymous with experimentation and innovation both as a legendary producer and influential performer. After over 40 years, “The Upsetter” shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. He visits Band on the Wall with full live band and firing on all cylinders.

Lee 'Scratch' Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement. Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJ’s everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound. Perry’s studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up for two of biggest nights of the year.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4613/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:40:54 +0000
<![CDATA[Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal 7th March 2015]]> Time once again for Mr. Scruff's monthly residency at The Band on the Wall.

As always, Scruff will be at the controls for 5 1/2 hours, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.

Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere.

In the meantime listen to the mix from June’s 15th birthday party to get you in the mood 

This is a non-mobile disco.

Please don’t use cameras and phones on the dancefloor.

We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. The bar or balcony is a much better place for this.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4612/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:42:21 +0000
<![CDATA[DJ Yoda ‘Breakfast Of Champions’ Live Band Show + DJ Yoda AV DJ Set 13th March 2015]]> For a week in September, DJ Yoda together with 13 emerging musicians, vocalists and visual artists he just met took over Band on the Wall to work together over 5 intense days to create a new and totally original performance live as part of the Wall of Sounds artistic residency series. What emerged was DJ Yoda’s new collaboration album ‘Breakfast of Champions’.

Now they return to Band on the Wall to take the live performance to a whole new level. With help from vocalists Sparks and Truthos Mufasa from The Mouse Outfit, beatboxer & producer extraordinaire Shlomo and rising wordsmith Rex Domino, it promises to be a night of epic proportions.

On his new band, DJ Yoda said:

“This is a new arena for me, I’ve done loads of collaborations but I’ve never actually tried to put together a band, so I jumped at this opportunity. I’m talent-spotting right now, and see this as a chance to initiate music careers, as well as to realise my vision of a live hip hop band. I want Breakfast Of Champions to be the start of a real collective.”

Be sure to stick around for the after party with DJ Yoda performing his world renowned audio-visual show until 2am!

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/4611/ Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:55:03 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Lee Scratch Perry, 30 & 31st March. 13th March 2015]]> Lee Scratch Perry

30 March / 20:00 / More Info
31 March / 20:00 / More Info

We are thrilled to welcome seminal reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry back to Band on the Wall; for not one night, but for two!

Grammy-winning reggae Icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s name has become synonymous with experimentation and innovation both as a legendary producer and influential performer. After over 40 years, “The Upsetter” shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. He visits Band on the Wall with full live band and firing on all cylinders.

Lee 'Scratch' Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement. Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJ’s everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound. Perry’s studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up for two of biggest nights of the year.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-lee-scratch-perry-30-and-31st-march/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:48:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: DJ Yoda ‘Breakfast Of Champions’ Live Band Show + DJ Yoda AV DJ Set, 13th March. 13th March 2015]]> DJ Yoda ‘Breakfast Of Champions’ Live Band Show + DJ Yoda AV DJ Set

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

For a week in September, DJ Yoda together with 13 emerging musicians, vocalists and visual artists he just met took over Band on the Wall to work together over 5 intense days to create a new and totally original performance live as part of the Wall of Sounds artistic residency series. What emerged was DJ Yoda’s new collaboration album ‘Breakfast of Champions’.

Now they return to Band on the Wall to take the live performance to a whole new level. With help from vocalists Sparks and Truthos Mufasa from The Mouse Outfit, beatboxer & producer extraordinaire Shlomo and rising wordsmith Rex Domino, it promises to be a night of epic proportions.

On his new band, DJ Yoda said:

“This is a new arena for me, I’ve done loads of collaborations but I’ve never actually tried to put together a band, so I jumped at this opportunity. I’m talent-spotting right now, and see this as a chance to initiate music careers, as well as to realise my vision of a live hip hop band. I want Breakfast Of Champions to be the start of a real collective.”

Be sure to stick around for the after party with DJ Yoda performing his world renowned audio-visual show until 2am!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-dj-yoda-breakfast-of-champions-live-band-show-dj-yoda-av-dj-set-13th-march/ Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:06:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club ft. The Mighty Mocambos Live, 25th April. 13th March 2015]]> Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club ft. The Mighty Mocambos Live

25 April / 21:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale soon

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns with The Mighty Mocambos bringing their funky live antics to Band on the Wall.

The Mighty Mocambos deliver classic heavy funk with blazing horns, soulful guitars, driving drums and basslines, combined with an extra bit of quirkyness. From humble origins jamming as school friends, the group has expanded and new members have reinforced the power of the group to what it is today. Apart from releasing themselves and other artists on their highly regarded imprint Mocambo Records, they have released 45s on various other labels from all over the world under almost a dozen pseudonyms. They’ve been remixed and re-released, furthering their exposure and acclaim among funk fans and DJ’s alike.

Recent success has seen them touring extensively, and making live radio appearances on the BBC and Radio Nova, as well as at massive festivals such as the Printemps de Bourges in France. While still on tour, the Mighty Mocambos started recording new material, some instrumental and some with vocal guests like Afrika Bambaataa.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-craig-charles-funk-and-soul-club-ft-the-mighty-mocambos-live-25th-april/ Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:16:04 +0000
<![CDATA[This Sunday: Acoustic Bhuna ft. Ash Hunter, Taylor & The Mason and Noel Maher 13th March 2015]]>

Acoustic Bhuna ft. Ash Hunter, Taylor & The Mason and Noel Maher

07 December / 17:00 / More Info / Free Entry

Acoustic Bhuna is Band On The Wall's acoustic showcase evening, playing host to some of the very best acoustic music that the North West has to offer.

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, between 6 and 10pm, you will be able to see three of the regions finest acts playing for FREE in the cosy setting of Band On The Wall's Picturehouse Cafe-Bar.

Hailing from Knutsford, Ash Hunter is the very epitome of the modern day folk song writer. Ash's songs are elegant, dreamy narratives of day-to-day life in his native Cheshire, with simple, poignant melodies interlacing beautifully with his spacious, melodic fingerpicking style.

Taylor And The Mason are a high-energy female folk duo whose catchy, harmony-fuelled pop songs are guaranteed to get the toe tapping. Comprised of Manchester song writers Sally Mason and Becky Taylor, they have become familiar faces on the Manchester acoustic circuit and instant hits with all who see them play.

It is a pleasure to welcome the hugely talented Noel Maher to the Picturehouse stage for his Acoustic Bhuna debut. Not only is Noel a wonderful instrumentalist, but he is also the Band On The Wall house guitar tutor.. join the queue for classes now!

Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 6:30pm. FREE ENTRY.

As a perfect accompaniment to the live music, you can tuck into one of Chef Giles' fresh, home made curries, made with locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love. And why not wash it all down with a refreshing pint of cask ale from our sponsors, Green Mill Brewery?

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/this-sunday-acoustic-bhuna-ft-ash-hunter-taylor-and-the-mason-and-noel-maher/ Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:34:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Tapestry, 7th February. 13th March 2015]]> The Tapestry

07 February / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

"Post-Clash guitar chops and anthems to kill for" Manchestermusic.co.uk

"If there was ever a band to fall instantly in love with, it is Manchester quartet The Tapestry" John Robb

Hailing from Greater Manchester, The Tapestry are Liam, Katy, Dyna and Zara. They create unmistakably unique and addictive anthems that are both impossibly glamorous, and implausibly catchy.

The band went down a storm when they played with the Strypes at Band on the Wall last year.

‘Infatuation’ / ‘Look Out’ is the band’s next offering, released on 26th January 2015 – and we can’t wait!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-the-tapestry-7th-february/ Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:58:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Soul Garden Old Skool Special Soul & Reggae Anthems, 17th January. 13th March 2015]]>

Soul Garden Old Skool Special Soul & Reggae Anthems

17 January / 22:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Soul Garden Old Skool Special Soul & Reggae

Soul Garden is a night out for distinguished, stylish and sexy mature men and women who like party to Soul & RnB with a SPLASH of Reggae. Normally we play NEW SKOOL tunes this is our first OLD SKOOL night.

It is the most authentic line up of OLD SKOOL DJs assembled in Manchester to date to represent the Manchester Soul Clubs where we partied every week from 1990 to 1999.

DJs.Giles Thorpe (Carrey's Wine Bar), Tiny G ( PSV Night Club), BaseZone (Benny's Night Club) and Leaky Fresh (Lloyds Night Club plus many more) will play you their selection of the Soul & Reggae tunes they helped make today's OLD SKOOL ANTHEMS.

Artists featured will include:SWV, Kim Simms, Joe, Mary J Blige, Cobra,Tammy Payne, Samuel, Gold In The Shade, J T Taylor, Keith Sweat, Beenie Man and many more......

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-soul-garden-90s-old-skool-special-17th-january/ Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:46:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Night of the Living Dread, 12th December. 13th March 2015]]>

Night of the Living Dread

12 December / 22:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Run & tell your friends, it’s that time again – Night of the Living Dread Christmas party, or 'We three kings of reggae tunes are...' as Mikey D.O.N is calling it.

Mikey has invited his nearest and dearest for this pre-xmas dancehall special, he will be joined by 96.6gfm radio host & benevolent international sound system's 'Don-Dadda', selector & all-round entertainer Daddy English and Riddim record label's head-honcho & 'bad boy' top selector Philly B.

All DJs will be armed to the teeth with killer tunes - including dubplates, so expect to hear nothing less than absolute bangers in all genres of reggae old & new - from dub to dancehall, roots rockers to ragga, lovers rock (& maybe some extra presents thrown into the mix!

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/12/just-announced-night-of-the-living-dread-12th-december/ Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:12:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure, 28th February. 13th March 2015]]>

Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure

28 February / 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://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/11/just-announced-craig-charles-funk-n-soul-club-ft-new-street-adventure-28th-february/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:16:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: Maxi Priest, 24th February. 13th March 2015]]> Maxi Priest

24 February / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

We’re thrilled to welcome reggae superstar Maxi Priest to Band on the Wall.

As a singer steeped in Jamaican music, yet raised in South London, Maxi Priest’s joyous brand of reggae and Lovers’ Rock, infused with RnB has brought him a level of success no other British reggae singer can match. He has earned his place among reggae greats such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals and Dennis Brown in spreading the reggae gospel far and wide.

He was born out of a scene that flourished in London in the eighties, where reggae music and Lovers’ Rock became the soundtrack to people’s lives in the midst of violence and riots on the streets. He topped the Black Echoes charts with single “Should I” in 1985, before signing to Virgin records and releasing his debut album “You’re Safe” and playing in front of 25,000 people at the UK Reggae Sunsplash, during the height of the British Reggae scene.

Throughout his career he’s enjoyed continual chart success, recorded with Sly & Robbie in Jamaica and collaborated with Aswad. His 1990 single ‘Close to You’ reached no. 1 in the U.S., making him the only reggae to ever top the billboard chart. Having established an international fanbase across a 30 year career, he’s still recording and performing. His singing remains impressive as ever oand nw, Maxi is back with his first new studio album in 5 years titled Easy To Love. While Easy To Love is essentially an album of love songs, it closes with a track first recorded by Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus in the 1970s. Maxi’s version of ‘None A Jah Jah Children’ is strikingly original and intended as a blessing to see us safely on our way as we’re trasported to a Rasta groundation of Nyahbinghi – a gathering of the faithful where we receive affirmation that no matter the hardships, Jah Jah’s children will always triumph.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/11/just-announced-ma/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:13:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Just announced: March of the Mods, 8th March. 13th March 2015]]> March of the Mods

08 March / 12:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale soon

Every March, people organise events up and down the UK celebrating love of all things Mod to raise money and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust

The Manchester instalment features no less than 8 live acts and some of the best DJs on the Mod scene and will begin with a special scooter ride-in.

Line up:

DILE

5ft Fez

The Transmitters

The Microdotts

Soldier On

ElizaP and the cheapskates

Happy Mondaze

Northern Sugar

DJs - Two Tone Tony & Martin the Mod

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2014/11/just-announced-march-of-the-mods-8th-m/ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:52:53 +0000