Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://www.bandonthewall.org/ © 2016 Band on the Wall en-gb Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Kanda Bongo Man 5th August 2016]]> Kanda Bongo Man is the Soukous superstar in the continent of Africa. His music has always been driven by optimism and happiness; it contains melodies that curl through the patterns like vines on a trellis.

Kanda is the man, who gave the world Kwasa Kwasa, the infectiously charged Congolese dance style. And, he is credited as being one of the pioneers of modern Soukous. He is, according to his fans, an icon, the one who brought Soukous to them. He has performed throughout the continent of Africa, in Australia, Europe, in the Middle East, in Canada, and of course in the USA. He met with so many African heads of states as the leading “ambassador” of popular culture in Africa.

Kanda Bongo Man, the nightingale from Congo presents an exciting & fast moving show of music and dance. His style is known for its shimmering duel guitar parts, which produce intensity, which is very hypnotic on the dance floor. He sometimes breaks the barrier between the audience and the performers to bring people on their feet for a better enjoyment of his performance. Audiences always take home a new dance move every time they go to his shows.

 “If Kanda Bongo Man doesn’t make you want to dance, call an ambulance,” his followers would say, “you’re dead.”

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5080/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:06:07 +0100
<![CDATA[Friday Night Reggae presents Lively Up Yourself 10th June 2016]]> Feat: 

  • Baron Turbo Charge Crew
  • Mr Womble
  • The Mighty Bush Band
  • Jahwaine

£6 Advance / £8 Door

Baron Turbo is Manchester’s original sound System, founded in 1974 by members of the first generation of the British-born black community in Hulme and Moss Side. The crew used locally built amplifiers and wardrobe size speaker cabinets, constantly refining and improving the setup and using the latest technology available to stay on top of the game.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/errol-barzy-beaumont/baron-turbo-charge-story/10207664553881470

Sound Systems originated in Kingston Jamaica during the 1950’s when DJs would hold street parties from trucks loaded with a generator, turntables and huge speakers. When Jamaicans emigrated to the UK around this time Sound System culture came over with them and soon became established. The Sound System is recognised as a cornerstone of Jamaican culture and has been responsible for the rise of modern musical styles such as Ska, Reggae and Dub. Since the establishment of the Sound System in the UK the culture has influenced modern indigenous British music from Jungle and DnB, UK Garage, Bassline and has been crucial in the progression of these form and their subsequent influence on British culture and pop music.

Manchester has always had a distinct influence on British music and though often overshadowed in the mainstream by the London based music industry has been vital in shaping and influencing musical styles across the globe.

Band on the Wall was an early pioneer in showcasing Reggae outside of the local communities in which it was forged, though it is fairly common place now for venues to host a wide range of artists this was not the case in the 1970’s and early 80’s. In those days very few places had inhouse P.As, bands would carry all backline and equipment and set up in upstairs rooms in pubs to perform. In 1976 The George and Dragon Hotel, already known as Band on the Wall, was purchased by Jazz musician Steve Morris. He renamed the venue with the term it was generally known by and installed a permanent PA. Weekly nights were given over to various genres of music, including the local punk/post punk scene - itself instrumental in breaking reggae music out of the black communities and introducing the music to a wider mixed audience. Friday nights were given over to reggae artists, both local and National, but also showcasing singers and bands direct from Jamaica. Steve had a love of reggae and would often get up at the end of a set and play along with the bands on Saxophone. This endeared him greatly with the audiences and bands and these sessions are remembered with affection by those in attendance.

Over the year legends in the field of Reggae music have graced the stage at Band on the Wall ,these include artists such as Burning Spear, Horace Andy, Twinkle Brothers, Max Romeo and Prince Far I. Many great DJs and selectors have performed also, including Jah Shaka, Channel One, Iration Steppas, Freedom Masses and David Rodigan.

Sound System culture, Reggae and Band on the Wall have been entwined for several decades, and the existence of a scene in Manchester is testament to the early pioneers - the roots and foundation of this rich history ensure a loud future for Reggae in all it’s forms.

Expect to hear tracks from the artists mentioned and many more, think Chronixx, Damian Marley, Luciano, Macka B, Jah Cure, Morgan Heritage, Etana, Frankie Paul, Ken Boothe, Cali P, Barry Brown, Culture, Sizzla, Black Uhuru, Warrior King, Queen Ifrica, Jah9 and many more.

One Love

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5079/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:32:09 +0100
<![CDATA[J Chambers (EP Launch) 8th July 2016]]> J.Chambers has quickly become a big name in the underground Manchester hip hop Scene, making waves with his energetic live shows. J’s spent the past 12 months in the studio, signed an artist development deal and smashed opening slots for the likes of Akala, Dead Prez and Oddisee. Now he returns with his new EP The Merchant of Manny, an autobiographical piece telling the story of a young man growing up in the city.

"The Merchant of Manny was inspired by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The pound of flesh concept stood out as I feel like within this industry artists are constantly expected to give more besides our music when we’re at the underground stage. We’re expected to give that proverbial pound of flesh for the ear of new listeners and for “bragging rights” or “hype”. Merchant of Manny explores various topics that face the average young person growing up in the city we explore the traps of growing up in working class areas, we explore consumerism, relationships and we explore loss. The Merchant of Manny really paints a well rounded image of having to grow up in an inner city environment.”

Expect a frenetic set from J, plus he’s bringing in the big guns, with three supports on the night.

DJ Man Like P is prevalent in the London underground urban music scene. Hosting Radar Radios The Art of Rap Show, which is a show which is centred on lyrical hiphop its tag line “No Bull Just Bars” Lets everyone know exactly what to expect when they tune in. Man like P is one of a handful of radio presenters dedicated to the promotion of lyrical and conscious UK hip hop.

JSD is a Producer and MC from hip hop and grime juggernauts Virus Syndicate. JSD is one of Manchester's most prolific musicians. Having toured the world countless times playing shows from the USA to Russia and everywhere in between, JSD is your favourite rappers favourite rapper.

The Shady 80s are an up-and-coming live hip hop band from Manchester. With a love of all things funky, The Shady 80s have been rocking stages across Manchester since 2013, gaining a reputation for their high energy live shows, hard beats and eclectic sounds.

At 21 years old, alternative hip hop artist Dane is on a mission to rebrand Manchester as a musical force in the north by creating his own dark, atmopheric, yet minimalistic sound. Having recently made it onto the worldwide platform GRM Daily, Dane is gearing up for a string of new releases in anticipation of a forthcoming project this summer.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5078/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:59:11 +0100
<![CDATA[Antonio Sanchez & Migration Band 26th July 2016]]> Four time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation.

Antonio has become one of the most sought after drummers in the international jazz scene. His playing is featured in over a hundred albums and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton and Toots Thielmans.

He has been the drummer of choice for 20 time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has put together since 2000. They’ve recorded eight albums together and three of them have been awarded a Grammy.

He regularly collaborates with some of the today’s most prominent jazz musicians such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Donny McCaslin, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Paquito D'Rivera, Kenny Werner, Marcus Roberts, Avishai Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Miguel Zenon, Scott Colley, Dave Samuels, Luciana Souza, Billy Childs, and Claudia Acuña just to name a few.

Antonio’s continuous search as an artist has pushed him to compose and lead his own bands and ensembles. He has released 4 critically acclaimed albums under his name. His first one, “Migration” was called “one of the best new releases of 2007” by All About Jazz and features a star studded cast which includes Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley. His second solo effort “Live in New York” was recored during a 4 day run at the prestigious Jazz Standard in New York City and features saxophone greats David Sanchez and Miguel Zenon as well as bassist Scott Colley.

Antonio’s 2013 album New Life was made entirely of his own compositions and was well received by critics all over the world. It was the winner of the prestigious German Echo Jazz Award in 2014. Downbeat Magazine said: "New Life is that rare combination of great composing, great players and great musicianship” 2015 will see the release of two very distinct projects that are important milestones in Sanchez’s solo career: Three Times Three, a double album which features three stellar trios: Brad Mehldau and Matt Brewer, John Scofield and Christian McBride and last but not least Joe Lovano and John Patitucci. This record includes six original compositions and three standards arranged by Antonio.

In 2013 Antonio was invited by acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) to create the original film score for his 2014 release Birdman. This is a very unique project that features Sanchez’s drumming as the main musical ingredient in Iñarritu’s film. It won the Sound Stars Award for best Film Score at the 2014 Venice Film Festival and got nominated for the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for best original Film Score.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5077/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:52:38 +0100
<![CDATA[Manchester’s Christmas Gospel 2nd December 2016]]> Welcome in the festive season at Manchester’s Christmas Gospel. Come and enjoy some of the UK’s finest gospel vocalists, singing popular Christmas songs.

You will be musically entertained by:

Wayne Ellington: International gospel artist, Professional vocal coach and founder of Manchester Inspirational Voices.

Michelle John: Solo gospel artist, lead vocalist and professional backing singer.

Faye Simpson: Established solo gospel artist, lead vocalist and respected backing singer.

Phebe Edwards: International soul/gospel artist. Lead vocalist.

Daniel Thomas: Professional vocal coach and choir instructor.

Over the last two years, the event has grown in size and talent. This is going to be an evening of uplifting vocals, amazing professional singers and a Christmas not to forget.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5076/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:23:02 +0100
<![CDATA[Jesse Royal 15th July 2016]]> Jesse Royal is one of Jamaica's most important and charismatic new stars, alongside contemporaries such as Chronixx and Protoje, Jesse Royal is spearheading the roots reggae revival.

The Small Axe last hit Band on the Wall when he rolled into town supporting Mad Professor. Since then his star has risen phenomenally, working with Damian Marley and guesting on tracks for Major Lazer and Protoje among many others.

This promises to be a huge night in the reggae calendar, get your tickets quick.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5075/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:17:08 +0100
<![CDATA[Avery Sunshine 1st July 2016]]> Avery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who blends soul, gospel, R&B and jazz in her signature mix.

Rooted in gospel, she reaches deep into that cornucopia of styles and sounds and sings songs which articulate the complexities of life with a luminous and telling insight. Fluent in many musical languages from soul and house, to classical and hip hop, this is not a show to miss.

Before releasing her debut album in 2010, Avery had already built up an impressive list of credits; after starting her musical career as a choir leader, she went on to supply vocals for Paramount Picture’s The Fighting Temptations, was sought out by Jennifer Holiday to be choral director for the theatrical production of DREAMGIRLS, and starred in I Dream, directed by Jasmine Guy, a musical theatre production based on the life of Martin Luther King.

Since starting her solo career, Avery*Sunshine has shared the stage with Ledisi, Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell, as well as performing on Later…With Jools Holland and opening for BB King at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2010, Avery won Best New Artist at the Reader’s Choice Awards.

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5067/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:32:14 +0100
<![CDATA[Easy Star All Stars 5th July 2016]]> Easy Star All Stars make a welcome return to Band on the Wall celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iconic album Radiodread- the reggae/dub reworking of Radiohead’s OK Computer praised by the band themselves. They will be playing tracks from that album alongside a selection of live favourites from their extensive back catalogue.

Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world since their inception, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars are one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today.

Their albums include best-selling tribute releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), plus the remix album Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), as well as original releases Until That Day EP (2008) and First Light (2011).

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5066/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:06:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Sharon Robinson 30th August 2016]]> Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson has garnered critical acclaim and mesmerised audiences with her smouldering performances. In 2015 she wrote and produced her second solo album, Caffeine, a collection of new compositions encompassing soul, rhythm and blues, folk and jazz.

For thirty years, Sharon has been associated with Leonard Cohen as a co-writer, producer, and vocalist. She co-wrote and produced Cohen’s 2001 album, Ten New Songs, (one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of the Decade”), and co-authored the Cohen classics, Everybody Knows and Waiting for the Miracle. A Grammy-winning songwriter, Sharon’s work has been covered by artists as diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name a few.

“Everybody knows Sharon Robinson, even if they don’t realise it” The Guardian

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

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5065/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:53:47 +0100
<![CDATA[Default Sessions 25th April 2016]]> Default Sessions brings you a host of live acts and DJs playing a range of genres from drum and bass to jazz.

DJs on the night include Mulroy, who joins us before flying out for a summer DJ residency in Zante, junglist Lankeh is well known for his killer sets at Block to Block. LYTZ, Chappell, Rogerdean, Petchii and Dom Johnson are all on the deks. Playing live on stage is Darbi, who will be performing neo jazz with her band, Lenny with his acoustic guitar, CITY perform covers of well known songs as well as indie sensations The Navettes . 

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/events/5064/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Kanda Bongo Man, 5th August. 25th April 2016]]> Kanda Bongo Man

05 August / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Kanda Bongo Man is the Soukous superstar in the continent of Africa. His music has always been driven by optimism and happiness; it contains melodies that curl through the patterns like vines on a trellis.

Kanda is the man, who gave the world Kwasa Kwasa, the infectiously charged Congolese dance style. And, he is credited as being one of the pioneers of modern Soukous. He is, according to his fans, an icon, the one who brought Soukous to them. He has performed throughout the continent of Africa, in Australia, Europe, in the Middle East, in Canada, and of course in the USA. He met with so many African heads of states as the leading “ambassador” of popular culture in Africa.

Kanda Bongo Man, the nightingale from Congo presents an exciting & fast moving show of music and dance. His style is known for its shimmering duel guitar parts, which produce intensity, which is very hypnotic on the dance floor. He sometimes breaks the barrier between the audience and the performers to bring people on their feet for a better enjoyment of his performance. Audiences always take home a new dance move every time they go to his shows.

 “If Kanda Bongo Man doesn’t make you want to dance, call an ambulance,” his followers would say, “you’re dead.”

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-kanda-bongo-man-5th-august/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:08:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Friday Night Reggae presents Lively Up Yourself, 10th May. 25th April 2016]]> Friday Night Reggae presents Lively Up Yourself

10 June / 23:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Feat: 

Baron Turbo Charge Crew

Mr Womble

The Mighty Bush Band

Jahwaine

£6 Advance / £8 Door

Baron Turbo is Manchester’s original sound System, founded in 1974 by members of the first generation of the British-born black community in Hulme and Moss Side. The crew used locally built amplifiers and wardrobe size speaker cabinets, constantly refining and improving the setup and using the latest technology available to stay on top of the game.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/errol-barzy-beaumont/baron-turbo-charge-story/10207664553881470

Sound Systems originated in Kingston Jamaica during the 1950’s when DJs would hold street parties from trucks loaded with a generator, turntables and huge speakers. When Jamaicans emigrated to the UK around this time Sound System culture came over with them and soon became established. The Sound System is recognised as a cornerstone of Jamaican culture and has been responsible for the rise of modern musical styles such as Ska, Reggae and Dub. Since the establishment of the Sound System in the UK the culture has influenced modern indigenous British music from Jungle and DnB, UK Garage, Bassline and has been crucial in the progression of these form and their subsequent influence on British culture and pop music.

Manchester has always had a distinct influence on British music and though often overshadowed in the mainstream by the London based music industry has been vital in shaping and influencing musical styles across the globe.

Band on the Wall was an early pioneer in showcasing Reggae outside of the local communities in which it was forged, though it is fairly common place now for venues to host a wide range of artists this was not the case in the 1970’s and early 80’s. In those days very few places had inhouse P.As, bands would carry all backline and equipment and set up in upstairs rooms in pubs to perform. In 1976 The George and Dragon Hotel, already known as Band on the Wall, was purchased by Jazz musician Steve Morris. He renamed the venue with the term it was generally known by and installed a permanent PA. Weekly nights were given over to various genres of music, including the local punk/post punk scene - itself instrumental in breaking reggae music out of the black communities and introducing the music to a wider mixed audience. Friday nights were given over to reggae artists, both local and National, but also showcasing singers and bands direct from Jamaica. Steve had a love of reggae and would often get up at the end of a set and play along with the bands on Saxophone. This endeared him greatly with the audiences and bands and these sessions are remembered with affection by those in attendance.

Over the year legends in the field of Reggae music have graced the stage at Band on the Wall ,these include artists such as Burning Spear, Horace Andy, Twinkle Brothers, Max Romeo and Prince Far I. Many great DJs and selectors have performed also, including Jah Shaka, Channel One, Iration Steppas, Freedom Masses and David Rodigan.

Sound System culture, Reggae and Band on the Wall have been entwined for several decades, and the existence of a scene in Manchester is testament to the early pioneers - the roots and foundation of this rich history ensure a loud future for Reggae in all it’s forms.

Expect to hear tracks from the artists mentioned and many more, think Chronixx, Damian Marley, Luciano, Macka B, Jah Cure, Morgan Heritage, Etana, Frankie Paul, Ken Boothe, Cali P, Barry Brown, Culture, Sizzla, Black Uhuru, Warrior King, Queen Ifrica, Jah9 and many more.

One Love

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-friday-night-reggae-presents-lively-up-yourself-10th-may/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:35:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: J Chambers (EP Launch), 8th July. 25th April 2016]]> J Chambers (EP Launch)

08 July / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

J.Chambers has quickly become a big name in the underground Manchester hip hop Scene, making waves with his energetic live shows. J’s spent the past 12 months in the studio, signed an artist development deal and smashed opening slots for the likes of Akala, Dead Prez and Oddisee. Now he returns with his new EP The Merchant of Manny, an autobiographical piece telling the story of a young man growing up in the city.

"The Merchant of Manny was inspired by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The pound of flesh concept stood out as I feel like within this industry artists are constantly expected to give more besides our music when we’re at the underground stage. We’re expected to give that proverbial pound of flesh for the ear of new listeners and for “bragging rights” or “hype”. Merchant of Manny explores various topics that face the average young person growing up in the city we explore the traps of growing up in working class areas, we explore consumerism, relationships and we explore loss. The Merchant of Manny really paints a well rounded image of having to grow up in an inner city environment.”

Expect a frenetic set from J, plus he’s bringing in the big guns, with three supports on the night.

DJ Man Like P is prevalent in the London underground urban music scene. Hosting Radar Radios The Art of Rap Show, which is a show which is centred on lyrical hiphop its tag line “No Bull Just Bars” Lets everyone know exactly what to expect when they tune in. Man like P is one of a handful of radio presenters  dedicated to the promotion of lyrical and conscious UK hip hop.

JSD is a Producer and MC from hip hop and grime juggernauts Virus Syndicate. JSD is one of Manchester's most prolific musicians. Having toured the world countless times playing shows from the USA to Russia and everywhere in between, JSD is your favourite rappers favourite rapper.

The Shady 80s are an up-and-coming live hip hop band from Manchester. With a love of all things funky, The Shady 80s have been rocking stages across Manchester since 2013, gaining a reputation for their high energy live shows, hard beats and eclectic sounds.

At 21 years old, alternative hip hop artist Dane is on a mission to rebrand Manchester as a musical force in the north by creating his own dark, atmopheric, yet minimalistic sound. Having recently made it onto the worldwide platform GRM Daily, Dane is gearing up for a string of new releases in anticipation of a forthcoming project this summer.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-j-chambers-ep-launch-8/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:03:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Antonio Sanchez & Migration Band, 26th July. 25th April 2016]]> Antonio Sanchez & Migration Band

26 July / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Four time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation.

Antonio has become one of the most sought after drummers in the international jazz scene. His playing is featured in over a hundred albums and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton and Toots Thielmans.

He has been the drummer of choice for 20 time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has put together since 2000. They’ve recorded eight albums together and three of them have been awarded a Grammy.

He regularly collaborates with some of the today’s most prominent jazz musicians such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Donny McCaslin, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Paquito D'Rivera, Kenny Werner, Marcus Roberts, Avishai Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Miguel Zenon, Scott Colley, Dave Samuels, Luciana Souza, Billy Childs, and Claudia Acuña just to name a few.

Antonio’s continuous search as an artist has pushed him to compose and lead his own bands and ensembles. He has released 4 critically acclaimed albums under his name. His first one, “Migration” was called “one of the best new releases of 2007” by All About Jazz and features a star studded cast which includes Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley. His second solo effort “Live in New York” was recored during a 4 day run at the prestigious Jazz Standard in New York City and features saxophone greats David Sanchez and Miguel Zenon as well as bassist Scott Colley.

Antonio’s 2013 album New Life was made entirely of his own compositions and was well received by critics all over the world. It was the winner of the prestigious German Echo Jazz Award in 2014. Downbeat Magazine said: "New Life is that rare combination of great composing, great players and great musicianship” 2015 will see the release of two very distinct projects that are important milestones in Sanchez’s solo career: Three Times Three, a double album which features three stellar trios: Brad Mehldau and Matt Brewer, John Scofield and Christian McBride and last but not least Joe Lovano and John Patitucci. This record includes six original compositions and three standards arranged by Antonio.

In 2013 Antonio was invited by acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) to create the original film score for his 2014 release Birdman. This is a very unique project that features Sanchez’s drumming as the main musical ingredient in Iñarritu’s film. It won the Sound Stars Award for best Film Score at the 2014 Venice Film Festival and got nominated for the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for best original Film Score.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-antonio-sanchez-and-migration-band-26th-july/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:55:12 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Manchester’s Christmas Gospel, 2nd December. 25th April 2016]]> Manchester’s Christmas Gospel

02 December / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Welcome in the festive season at Manchester’s Christmas Gospel. Come and enjoy some of the UK’s finest gospel vocalists, singing popular Christmas songs.

You will be musically entertained by:

Wayne Ellington: International gospel artist, Professional vocal coach and founder of Manchester Inspirational Voices.

Michelle John: Solo gospel artist, lead vocalist and professional backing singer.

Faye Simpson: Established solo gospel artist, lead vocalist and respected backing singer.

Phebe Edwards: International soul/gospel artist. Lead vocalist.

Daniel Thomas: Professional vocal coach and choir instructor.

Over the last two years, the event has grown in size and talent. This is going to be an evening of uplifting vocals, amazing professional singers and a Christmas not to forget.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-manchesters-christmas-gospel-2nd-december/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:26:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Jesse Royal, 15th July. 25th April 2016]]> Jesse Royal

15 July / 20:00:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Jesse Royal is one of Jamaica's most important and charismatic new stars, alongside contemporaries such as Chronixx and Protoje, Jesse Royal is spearheading the roots reggae revival.

The Small Axe last hit Band on the Wall when he rolled into town supporting Mad Professor. Since then his star has risen phenomenally, working with Damian Marley and guesting on tracks for Major Lazer and Protoje among many others.

This promises to be a huge night in the reggae calendar, get your tickets quick.

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-jesse/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:20:18 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Amani Live 25th April 2016]]> Amani Live

01 May
06 June
03 July
07 August
04 September
02 October
06 November
04 December

In partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West, Amani Creatives brings the much anticipated return of Amani Live; a monthly contemporary African music event in the relaxed surroundings of the Picturehouse Bar at Band on the Wall, featuring music, storytelling, spoken word, dance, visual art and food from the African diaspora.

Bigger and better, this year’s Amani Live will share some of the hottest new talent from the North West taking you on a journey of discovery into the myriad of traditional and contemporary art forms from the African continent and beyond.

From the traditional sounds of Congolese Soukous, Tanzanian Taarab, Cameroonian Makosa, Rwandan Intore, Schelles’ Segasega, Algerian Rai, Caribbean Islands’ Zouk, Western Africa Highlife, Zimbabwean Jit, Angolan Anzoto to contemporary crossover genres such as Afro-Jazz, African World Music, African Classical, R&B and Hip Hop, Amani Live offers a snapshot of the huge cultural influence of Africa.

This month’s featured artists and performers:

Afrika Love

A collaborative live Zimbabwean music between AFICI Projects and ARIMBA MARIMBA

Irresistibly groovy beats from the Southern regions of Africa using traditional instruments including Marimba, vocals, percussions and dance. 

Chanje Nkunda

Modern star piet, Chanje Nkunda will perform some of her prominent pieces which are being acclaimed nationally and internationally.

Marechal Nekongo

Introducing the combatant artist with his revolutionary messages of liberation and hope; a perfect fusion of authentic Congolese Soukous and contemporary Congolese Diaspora music.

From as little as £1, you can also savour African cuisine including vegetarian versions of the famous Cameroon Poulet DG and Rwandan Bitoke and BBQ fish and meat plus exotic plantain crisps and bichaichai tea.

Additional information

  • Dates: 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug.
  • Times: 4.00-6.30
  • Price: £5 (under 12 free)

For further information

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http://www.bandonthewall.org/news/2016/04/just-announced-amani-live/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:56:37 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Avery Sunshine, 1st July. 25th April 2016]]> Avery Sunshine

01 July / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Avery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who blends soul, gospel, R&B and jazz in her signature mix.

Rooted in gospel, she reaches deep into that cornucopia of styles and sounds and sings songs which articulate the complexities of life with a luminous and telling insight. Fluent in many musical languages from soul and house, to classical and hip hop, this is not a show to miss.

Before releasing her debut album in 2010, Avery had already built up an impressive list of credits; after starting her musical career as a choir leader, she went on to supply vocals for Paramount Picture’s The Fighting Temptations, was sought out by Jennifer Holiday to be choral director for the theatrical production of DREAMGIRLS, and starred in I Dream, directed by Jasmine Guy, a musical theatre production based on the life of Martin Luther King.

Since starting her solo career, Avery*Sunshine has shared the stage with Ledisi, Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell, as well as performing on Later…With Jools Holland and opening for BB King at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2010, Avery won Best New Artist at the Reader’s Choice Awards.

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Easy Star All Stars, 5th July. 25th April 2016]]> Easy Star All Stars

05 July / 19:30 / More Info  / Buy Tickets

Easy Star All Stars make a welcome return to Band on the Wall celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iconic album Radiodread- the reggae/dub reworking of Radiohead’s OK Computer praised by the band themselves. They will be playing tracks from that album alongside a selection of live favourites from their extensive back catalogue.

Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world since their inception, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars are one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today.

Their albums include best-selling tribute releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), plus the remix album Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), as well as original releases Until That Day EP (2008) and First Light (2011).

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Sharon Robinson, 30th August. 25th April 2016]]> Sharon Robinson

30 August / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson has garnered critical acclaim and mesmerised audiences with her smouldering performances. In 2015 she wrote and produced her second solo album, Caffeine, a collection of new compositions encompassing soul, rhythm and blues, folk and jazz.

For thirty years, Sharon has been associated with Leonard Cohen as a co-writer, producer, and vocalist. She co-wrote and produced Cohen’s 2001 album, Ten New Songs, (one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of the Decade”), and co-authored the Cohen classics, Everybody Knows and Waiting for the Miracle. A Grammy-winning songwriter, Sharon’s work has been covered by artists as diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name a few.

“Everybody knows Sharon Robinson, even if they don’t realise it” The Guardian

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