Band on the Wall Updates Feed Events http://bandonthewall.org/ © 2015 Band on the Wall en-gb Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Nucleus Roots Live with special guests Ossie Gad (Natural Ites) and DJ Joey B 4th September 2015]]> Band on the Wall present a FREE reggae night for Manchester, featuring one of the city’s finest reggae outfits, Nucleus Roots.

Nucleus Roots are held with the highest respect within the Reggae and Dub fraternity and continue to tour and excite audiences young and old, at home and abroad. With the resurgence of their record label and actively releasing vinyl again, Nucleus Roots continue championing their unique sound that so many fans love and which is so intrinsically part of  Manchester's reggae scene.

Throughout their career Nucleus Roots have evolved musically, productively and in stature. Having released four classic reggae albums they have become recognised for their unique and authentic roots productions. The most recent album ‘Heart of the Matter’ perfectly showcases the talent associated with the Nucleus Roots studio. Featuring vocal performances from Moses, Country Culture, Simon Dan, Ossie Gad, Don Hartley, Desnya and Stix Dan it illustrates a song writing versatility to match the classic era of Jamaican Studios from the 70s and 80s. This obvious quality has led them to musical collaborations with leading reggae artists both at home and abroad such as Twinkle Brothers, Misty in Roots, Dub Syndicate, The Natura-ites, Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti and Fredlocks to name but a few…

Nucleus Roots are joined by Ossie Gad and DJ Joey B

Please note this event is subject to capacity, entry is not guaranteed and is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4850/ Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:14:41 +0100
<![CDATA[Racing Glaciers at the Eagle Inn, Manchester 3rd November 2015]]> Blazing a trail through reality since summer 2013, these five Englishmen made Racing Glaciers the confluence of their creativity, experience and enthusiasm for life and adventure.

Trekking up the hard mountain of self realisation, RG have hit the summit with the recording of their debut album, expected sprint 2016, an awesome outpouring of post-rock protest, psycho-sonic introspection, transcendental dreamscapes, heartwarming sing-along moments, emotional emanations and loving vibrations.

Catch a first glimpse of Racing Glaciers this winter as they take the UK by storm!

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4849/ Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:35:22 +0100
<![CDATA[Son Yambu 28th January 2016]]> Son Yambu play authentic Cuban songs, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.  The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin experience.

'Absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music.’  Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4848/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:32:46 +0100
<![CDATA[Tanya Tagaq 3rd September 2015]]> Brighter Sound presents the award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq for a special performance at Band on the Wall. This is a rare opportunity to watch a performance by a singer who has reinvented the traditions of Inuit throat singing.

Tanya will perform songs from her award-winning album Animism. The performance is free and open to the general public.

Tanya will also lead a one-off masterclass, open to all female musicians aged 11-24 as part of Here Come the Grrrls. Book your place on the masterclass here.

“the polar punk who makes Björk sound tame” – Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian

Tanya Tagaq is an award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is possibly the only solo female artist to successfully take the indigenous female tradition of Inuit throat singing, and reinvent it using innovative contemporary vocal techniques.

She has collaborated with a number of acclaimed musicians including Björk, the Kronus Quartet and Mike Patton, and has earned widespread critical acclaim for her album Animism, including winner of the Polaris Music Prize 2014 (Canada’s Mercury Prize equivalent), Aboriginal Album of the Year (Juno Awards, 2015) and “Pushing the Boundaries Award 2014” (Canadian Folk Music Awards).

Tanya is a truly unique artist who has become successful on her own terms, without compromise. She is a powerful advocate for her native culture, creativity and modern femininity.

Watch Tanya singing on YouTube, listen on SoundCloud and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

“Tagaq projects sounds that carry the imprint of the body’s secret contours and recesses, delving far beyond personal utterance, out beyond human identity, to summon voices from the flesh cavity haunts of animal spirits and primal energies” – The Wire

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4847/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:48:30 +0100
<![CDATA[A Queer Revue! 2nd October 2015]]> A Queer Revue! at Band On The Wall…

Welcome to a very special night of music, film, dance and drag. A Queer Revue! gathers together some of the most outrageous and talented from Manchester’s celebrated Queer underground for your entertainment and inspiration!

Behold a showcase of famous faces and bright new talents united in Manchester’s historic Band On The Wall venue for an explosion of Queer creativity and experimental fun!

Join us for early doors in the beautiful Picturehouse Bar at Band On The Wall for themed cocktails, poetry and daring films on the big screen before we fling open the doors to the main arena for an evening of dancing and performance.

THRILL to musical selections by DJs from legendary parties Bollox, Cha Cha Boudoir and Off The Hook…!

GASP at star performances from Anna Phylactic, Joshua Hubbard, Lill, Tom Kuzniar and more to be announced…!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, she’s your hostess for the evening… as seen on Stage, TV, Grindr and Tinder… she’s the siren from Salford… don’t swipe left, swipe right… her Love Will Tear You Apart … it’s Joyce D’Vision…!

Welcome to Queer Manchester… let’s make a big song and dance about it…!

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4846/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:22:35 +0100
<![CDATA[The Troggs 19th September 2015]]> Who can forget "Wild Thing"? The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits. "With A Girl Like You", "I Can't Control Myself", "Anyway That You Want Me", "Give It To Me" and "Love Is All Around". They all followed in rapid succession to give The Troggs worldwide acclaim. Dubbed by many as the "first British punk band" they have continued playing in their own uncompromising style of good basic rock music.

The Troggs still features founder member and guitarist Chris Britton and bassist Peter Lucas (who first joined the band in 1974) and drummer Dave Maggs, who has been with the band over 25 years.

When Reg Presley passed away Chris Britton decided to keep the band going and recruited the vocal talents of 60s veteran Chris Allen.

"Chris Allen on lead vocals showed how well he had been able to step into the shoes of original vocalist Reg Presley.” Essentially Pop

“…impossible to ignore… with a back catalogue like theirs, we need to see them for as long as possible.” Louder Than War

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4845/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:55:07 +0100
<![CDATA[Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club ft. Smoove & Turrell live 19th December 2015]]> The Funk & Soul Show goes live for what is now considered one of Manchester's biggest and friendliest club nights featuring a full live set by the mighty Smoove & Turrell followed by DJ, actor and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks until 3am.

For those of you who don't already, Geordie electronic duo Smoove & Turrell are at the head of the pack of the new UK funk and soul scene. Fronted by the fabulously gutsy and gravelly voice of Turrell, they mix up contemporary electronic soul rhythms with old school stylings to wonderful effect. With an obvious love and northern soul and deep, dancefloor-bumping funk, it's retro-future party music of the highest order. Performing a full live set before Mr Craig Charles takes over on the decks, expect this to be the only party you’ll want to be at this month.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4844/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:34:05 +0100
<![CDATA[Frequencies 4th October 2015]]> Frequencies is an all-day event for up and coming musicians, offering you the chance to perform and connect with industry professionals.

Collaborate with professional artists / Make industry contacts / Get your music heard.

Performance Showcase

Put yourself forward for a performance slot in the evening showcase. Work with professional stage managers and sound crew. Get your music heard.

All entries will be considered for a performance slot. Places will be confirmed nearer the event.

Workshop Sessions

Work side by side with professional artists and other musicians. Develop your music in live workshops.

Artists confirmed: Jason SinghPaugwéHobbit and the RNCM Session Orchestra.

Industry Q&A Panels

This is your chance to hear from the professionals, ask those burning questions and get their advice.

A marketplace will be open throughout the day for you to get more info on local music organisations.

BOOK NOW to get involved with Frequencies. If you also want the chance to perform at the evening showcase include two Soundcloud, Youtube or Vimeo links.
Performance slot deadline: Thursday 10 September

THE DAY

11:00 – 13:00 - SOUNDCHECKS FOR SHOWCASE

14:30 – 16:30 - WORKSHOP SESSION

17:00 – 18:00 - INDUSTRY Q&A PANEL

18:30 – 23:00 - THE SHOWCASE

Frequencies is for anyone 21 and under.

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4843/ Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:39:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Swindle Live + BPM DJs 6th November 2015]]> Band on the Wall welcome one of the most interesting new minds in music, Swindle, dubbed the ‘Herbie Hancock of improvised grime’.

“I don’t think about genre at all because I was never raised like that,” says the man known as Swindle. “Genre/schmenre. Music is everything and everything is music.” A huge part of his appeal is the array of genres he floats through within his albums and frenetic live shows, easing his way through dubstep, grime, hip-hop, funk and jazz. His records constantly surprise, making some gloriously sudden left turns to take you towards a completely different sonic destination. Swindle operates on the super-sharp cutting edge of now, he’s also got a canyon-deep appreciation of what’s gone before, clearly inspired by other open-headed folk like Stevie Wonder and Prince.

This is an artist who could be a British Timbaland, a British Pharrell, someone who could bring underground innovation right to the heart of the mainstream – so would you like him to do that, or would you prefer he capitulated and just made Ikea flat-pack beats?

Bringing the beats until the early hours are Manchester’s own BPM, who bring a dedication to good vibes all round, a commitment to showcasing what is really pushing it in UK urban/dance music, from old skool garage to future garage, two step, UK funky, grime and bass music with 140BPM!!!

Check out Swindle’s Boiler Room session at Fabric.

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4838/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:50:35 +0100
<![CDATA[Gyptian + DJ Mikey DON 21st November 2015]]> When Gyptian hit the scene in in 2006, he immediately earned comparisons to the great Gregory Isaacs for his mixture of conscious reggae and sultry lovers rock. That same year saw Gyptian take home the “Most Promising Entertainer” title at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York City, an honour he has certainly lived up to in the years since.

Gyptian has layers and multiple facets to his artistry. There’s the conscious reggae singer who listeners first came to know on his breakthrough 2005 hit ”Serious Times.” Then there’s the champion lover who captivated females worldwide with his crooning on “Hold You,” the sultry island pop smash that topped charts globally in 2010, certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000, becoming the first reggae single to attain that status since Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” in 2005.. The song caught the attention of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, who jumped on the remix.

Gyptian brings a musically diverse set that takes the audience from dancehall to soca to global pop sounds.

“For me, there’s no boundaries in music. Pick one—there is a Gyptian song in that category for you.” Gyptian

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

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http://bandonthewall.org/events/4837/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:33:37 +0100
<![CDATA[Interview: Världens Band 21st November 2015]]> Världens Band are a truly multicultural musical outfit, with their fourteen members hailing from seven different countries, located in three different continents. They adopt a unique approach to folk and ‘world’ music, combing the native music of their home countries to create something which resembles its component parts, but sounds fresh and exciting. We spoke to Matthew Jones, guitarist with the band, ahead of their free entry show at Band on the Wall in October.

How were you first approached to become part of Varldens Band, and when did the band first come together to play?

There is an organisation called Ethno who, every year, hold music camps all over the world where young people come together to teach each other folk music from their individual countries. One of the biggest and longest running of these camps is Ethno Sweden, where I went for the first time in summer 2008 and learned loads of new music and met amazing musicians from all over the world, including two brothers from Sweden, Arvid and Erik Rask.

A few years later out of the blue I, along with 14 other musicians who had met the Rask brothers at various Ethno events, received an invitation to spend a couple of weeks in Sweden to arrange new music and to give workshops and concerts around Stockholm. This, in September 2012, was the first meeting of Världens Band. Originally, that was meant to be it for Världens Band, but it was so successful that we all wanted to do it again, which we did the following year, then the following year and now, two and a half years later, we are looking forward to a two month European tour this October.

Your biography talks about challenging norms and prejudices with the band’s multicultural makeup; do you see other groups doing anything similar, and are you finding a warm reception for the project?

We see a real benefit in collaborating with people from different cultures. One of the aims of the project to begin with was to see if it could be possible to bring together young people from many different backgrounds to work together and create new music. This has so far worked probably better than we had expected and we have all had a brilliant time learning about where each other comes from and what each other’s music is like etc.

When we perform we don’t shout about multiculturalism, but try to show that it works by playing our best music and having a great time, inviting the audience to join us in our party. And we have received some fantastic responses, usually just from people enjoying our shows but occasionally we have received quite emotional messages thanking us for sharing an important message. Of course there are other bands that have a multicultural makeup, legendary bands like Afro Celt Sound System, Afro Cubism, Salsa Celtica etc. I don’t of many bands with such a mix of nationalities though. We currently have seven countries from three continents represented in the band, and each of the musicians have interests in music from countries other than their own, so we end up with a big mix.

How is writing and arranging shared between the band?

Being such a large band based in various countries and continents, we don’t have the luxury that many bands do of being able to meet up for regular rehearsals. Instead, before any tour, we meet and work really hard for a few days to arrange new music. Being on tour can be very tiring, getting up early to travel all day for a gig at night, finishing late and starting again early the next day. For me, however, this rehearsal time is always the most tiring as we are often trying to fit a year’s worth of rehearsals into just a few days!

We do all keep in touch whilst we’re not together and will share ideas of songs and tunes before meeting to give ourselves a head start. When we come together a member of each country will have prepared a piece of their own to share with the band, which we then arrange as a group. It can become quite a democratic process which, in a band of 14, can mean taking a lot of time to agree on every small detail, so usually the person who has brought the piece of music we are working on will have the final say, which works well as they will be the expert in that particular style of music and so we can all learn from them.

Would you say you and your bandmates have all excelled as musicians under the influence of the other band members? As a British folk musician have you gained knowledge to inform your folk playing?

I would say we have definitely all excelled as musicians and performers by being in this band. Everyone in the band has an interest in learning different types of music and so being in Världens Band gives us each a unique opportunity to learn from some really high quality musicians from different traditions. I have found it fascinating talking to Abdou, for example, about the Senegalese Griot tradition from which he comes and learning from Charu about some of the 72 different scales used in Indian classical music. It’s also been a real privilege for me to perform in a duo with Charu during some concerts and festivals that we have been at and I have learned so much through doing that.

When arranging music as a band we are often in a hurry to get material together, but we do try to spend time learning about each other’s styles both during and outside rehearsals. For example, Anna and Thea, our Swedish fiddle players, have a real interest in Scottish fiddle music so often quiz myself, as someone who plays a bit of fiddle, and Dave Foley, our Scottish flautist, about how to phrase the music, how to use the bow in different ways etc. to get a more Scottish sound. And this is something far harder to do than say as style comes from being totally immersed in a tradition for years, so for these Swedish fiddle players to be learning to play in a Scottish style is a real challenge.

As musicians, a common thread between you all is roots in folk music. Do the band ever dip into the folk repertoire’s of each country of your respective members?

This is what we mainly do. We enjoy learning songs and tunes from each other’s countries and arranging them as a group. It’s fun to see how the West African Harp, or the Kora, played by Abdou will mix with an Indian song brought to the band by Charu, or what a traditional pipe tune from Galicia brought by Cassandre will sound like played on the Melodeon by Dave and the Swedish fiddles of Anna and Thea. And it usually works really well, as most musical traditions around the world share some pretty fundamental characteristics so it’s just a matter of finding ways to fit the styles together.

Is it a compromise to record with musicians based in different locations, or does it allow you to record methodically?

I’ve actually just been listening, for the first time, to the final mixes of our debut studio album this morning, which we will be releasing in the UK at Musicport Festival this October, just before we come to Band on the Wall.

I think most musicians in most bands would say their favourite way to record an album would be to have the whole band together in the same place and spend a week or so recording all the parts. This way, if certain ideas come up in the studio they can be easily added etc. Unfortunately this isn’t always possible and especially not when, like you say, we are based all around the world. So it certainly has been a different process, recording our individual parts at home and sending them to Sweden, where it has been mixed together. I wonder how long this would have taken before the Internet with tools like Dropbox or whether it would even be possible without huge expense of time and money.

I guess it’s fitting with the idea of the band that the recording process for the album has happened around the world and not just in one place, and I think it’s worked really well. I don’t usually like listening to albums that I have played on, but since receiving this one last night I have already listened to it at least three times and am really enjoying it, so hopefully that’s some kind of endorsement for both this process of recording and the album itself!

Världens Band

19 October / 19:30 / More Info / Free Entry

Band on the Wall recommends Världens Band – with fourteen members from three continents, they create captivating, danceable world music that unites across borders.

Swedish polskas meet Scottish reels, English folk guitar accompanies Indian classical song, Galician pipes play Balkan melodies and the Zimbabwean mbira blends with Colombian rhythms. The result is a unique and exciting blend of culture, personality and musical style – they call it ‘Transglobal Roots Fusion’, and we highly recommend it!

Image by Olof Grind.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/09/interview-vrldens-band/ Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:34:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Nucleus Roots Live with special guests Ossie Gad (Natural Ites) and DJ Joey B, 4th September. 21st November 2015]]> Nucleus Roots Live with special guests Ossie Gad (Natural Ites) and DJ Joey B

04 September / 20:00 / More Info / Free Entry

Band on the Wall present a FREE reggae night for Manchester, featuring one of the city’s finest reggae outfits, Nucleus Roots.

Nucleus Roots are held with the highest respect within the Reggae and Dub fraternity and continue to tour and excite audiences young and old, at home and abroad. With the resurgence of their record label and actively releasing vinyl again, Nucleus Roots continue championing their unique sound that so many fans love and which is so intrinsically part of  Manchester's reggae scene.

Throughout their career Nucleus Roots have evolved musically, productively and in stature. Having released four classic reggae albums they have become recognised for their unique and authentic roots productions. The most recent album ‘Heart of the Matter’ perfectly showcases the talent associated with the Nucleus Roots studio. Featuring vocal performances from Moses, Country Culture, Simon Dan, Ossie Gad, Don Hartley, Desnya and Stix Dan it illustrates a song writing versatility to match the classic era of Jamaican Studios from the 70s and 80s. This obvious quality has led them to musical collaborations with leading reggae artists both at home and abroad such as Twinkle Brothers, Misty in Roots, Dub Syndicate, The Natura-ites, Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti and Fredlocks to name but a few…

Nucleus Roots are joined by Ossie Gad and DJ Joey B

Please note this event is subject to capacity, entry is not guaranteed and is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/09/just-announced-nucleus-roots-live-with-special-guests-ossie-gad-natural-ites-and-dj-joey-b-4th-septe/ Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:17:09 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Racing Glaciers at the Eagle Inn, Manchester, 3rd November. 21st November 2015]]> Racing Glaciers at the Eagle Inn, Manchester

03 November / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Blazing a trail through reality since summer 2013, these five Englishmen made Racing Glaciers the confluence of their creativity, experience and enthusiasm for life and adventure.

Trekking up the hard mountain of self realisation, RG have hit the summit with the recording of their debut album, expected sprint 2016, an awesome outpouring of post-rock protest, psycho-sonic introspection, transcendental dreamscapes, heartwarming sing-along moments, emotional emanations and loving vibrations.

Catch a first glimpse of Racing Glaciers this winter as they take the UK by storm!

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/09/just-announced-racing-glaciers-at-the-eagle-inn-manchester-3rd-november/ Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:38:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Son Yambu, 28th January. 21st November 2015]]> Son Yambu

28 January / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.  The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997.  They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

'Absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you!

Extraordinary music.’   Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/08/just-announced-son-yambu-28th-january/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:36:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Tanya Tagaq, 3rd September. 21st November 2015]]> Tanya Tagaq

03 September / 19:00 / More Info / Register For Free Tickets

Brighter Sound presents the award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq for a special performance at Band on the Wall. This is a rare opportunity to watch a performance by a singer who has reinvented the traditions of Inuit throat singing.

Tanya will perform songs from her award-winning album Animism. The performance is free and open to the general public.

Tanya will also lead a one-off masterclass, open to all female musicians aged 11-24 as part of Here Come the Grrrls. Book your place on the masterclass here.

“the polar punk who makes Björk sound tame” – Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian

Tanya Tagaq is an award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is possibly the only solo female artist to successfully take the indigenous female tradition of Inuit throat singing, and reinvent it using innovative contemporary vocal techniques.

She has collaborated with a number of acclaimed musicians including Björk, the Kronus Quartet and Mike Patton, and has earned widespread critical acclaim for her album Animism, including winner of the Polaris Music Prize 2014 (Canada’s Mercury Prize equivalent), Aboriginal Album of the Year (Juno Awards, 2015) and “Pushing the Boundaries Award 2014” (Canadian Folk Music Awards).

Tanya is a truly unique artist who has become successful on her own terms, without compromise. She is a powerful advocate for her native culture, creativity and modern femininity.

Watch Tanya singing on YouTube, listen on SoundCloud and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

“Tagaq projects sounds that carry the imprint of the body’s secret contours and recesses, delving far beyond personal utterance, out beyond human identity, to summon voices from the flesh cavity haunts of animal spirits and primal energies” – The Wire

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/08/just-announced-tanya-tagaq-3rd-september/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: A Queer Revue! 2nd October. 21st November 2015]]> A Queer Revue!

02 October / 22:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

A Queer Revue! at Band On The Wall…

Welcome to a very special night of music, film, dance and drag. A Queer Revue! gathers together some of the most outrageous and talented from Manchester’s celebrated Queer underground for your entertainment and inspiration!

Behold a showcase of famous faces and bright new talents united in Manchester’s historic Band On The Wall venue for an explosion of Queer creativity and experimental fun!

Join us for early doors in the beautiful Picturehouse Bar at Band On The Wall for themed cocktails, poetry and daring films on the big screen before we fling open the doors to the main arena for an evening of dancing and performance.

THRILL to musical selections by DJs from legendary parties Bollox, Cha Cha Boudoir and Off The Hook…!

GASP at star performances from Anna Phylactic, Joshua Hubbard, Lill, Tom Kuzniar and more to be announced…!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, she’s your hostess for the evening… as seen on Stage, TV, Grindr and Tinder… she’s the siren from Salford… don’t swipe left, swipe right… her Love Will Tear You Apart … it’s Joyce D’Vision…!

Welcome to Queer Manchester… let’s make a big song and dance about it…!

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/08/just-announced-a-queer-revue-2nd-october/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:25:45 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: The Troggs, 19th September. 21st November 2015]]> The Troggs

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

Who can forget "Wild Thing"? The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits. "With A Girl Like You", "I Can't Control Myself", "Anyway That You Want Me", "Give It To Me" and "Love Is All Around". They all followed in rapid succession to give The Troggs worldwide acclaim. Dubbed by many as the "first British punk band" they have continued playing in their own uncompromising style of good basic rock music.

The Troggs still features founder member and guitarist Chris Britton and bassist Peter Lucas (who first joined the band in 1974) and drummer Dave Maggs, who has been with the band over 25 years.

When Reg Presley passed away Chris Britton decided to keep the band going and recruited the vocal talents of 60s veteran Chris Allen.

“…impossible to ignore… with a back catalogue like theirs, we need to see them for as long as possible.” Louder Than War

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/08/just-announced-the-troggs-19th-september/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:57:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club ft. Smoove & Turrell live, 19th December. 21st November 2015]]> Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club

ft. Smoove & Turrell live

19 December / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

The Funk & Soul Show goes live for what is now considered one of Manchester's biggest and friendliest club nights featuring a full live set by the mighty Smoove & Turrell followed by DJ, actor and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks until 3am.

For those of you who don't already, Geordie electronic duo Smoove & Turrell are at the head of the pack of the new UK funk and soul scene. Fronted by the fabulously gutsy and gravelly voice of Turrell, they mix up contemporary electronic soul rhythms with old school stylings to wonderful effect. With an obvious love and northern soul and deep, dancefloor-bumping funk, it's retro-future party music of the highest order. Performing a full live set before Mr Craig Charles takes over on the decks, expect this to be the only party you’ll want to be at this month.

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http://bandonthewall.org/news/2015/08/just-announced-craig-charles-funk-n-soul-club-ft-smoove-and-turrell-live-19th-december/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:37:26 +0100
<![CDATA[Just announced: Swindle Live BPM DJs, 6th November. 21st November 2015]]> Swindle Live BPM DJs

06 November / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall welcome one of the most interesting new minds in music, Swindle, dubbed the ‘Herbie Hancock of improvised grime’.

“I don’t think about genre at all because I was never raised like that,” says the man known as Swindle. “Genre/schmenre. Music is everything and everything is music.” A huge part of his appeal is the array of genres he floats through within his albums and frenetic live shows, easing his way through dubstep, grime, hip-hop, funk and jazz. His records constantly surprise, making some gloriously sudden left turns to take you towards a completely different sonic destination. Swindle operates on the super-sharp cutting edge of now, he’s also got a canyon-deep appreciation of what’s gone before, clearly inspired by other open-headed folk like Stevie Wonder and Prince.

This is an artist who could be a British Timbaland, a British Pharrell, someone who could bring underground innovation right to the heart of the mainstream – so would you like him to do that, or would you prefer he capitulated and just made Ikea flat-pack beats?

Bringing the beats until the early hours are Manchester’s own BPM, who bring a dedication to good vibes all round, a commitment to showcasing what is really pushing it in UK urban/dance music, from old skool garage to future garage, two step, UK funky, grime and bass music with 140BPM!!!

Check out Swindle’s Boiler Room session at Fabric.

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<![CDATA[Just announced: Gyptian, 21st November. 21st November 2015]]> Gyptian

21 November / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

When Gyptian hit the scene in in 2006, he immediately earned comparisons to the great Gregory Isaacs for his mixture of conscious reggae and sultry lovers rock. That same year saw Gyptian take home the “Most Promising Entertainer” title at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York City, an honour he has certainly lived up to in the years since.

Gyptian has layers and multiple facets to his artistry. There’s the conscious reggae singer who listeners first came to know on his breakthrough 2005 hit ”Serious Times.” Then there’s the champion lover who captivated females worldwide with his crooning on “Hold You,” the sultry island pop smash that topped charts globally in 2010, certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000, becoming the first reggae single to attain that status since Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” in 2005.. The song caught the attention of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, who jumped on the remix.

Gyptian brings a musically diverse set that takes the audience from dancehall to soca to global pop sounds.

“For me, there’s no boundaries in music. Pick one—there is a Gyptian song in that category for you.” Gyptian

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