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Just announced: Lee Scratch Perry, 30 & 31st March.

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.

Just announced: DJ Yoda ‘Breakfast Of Champions’ Live Band Show + DJ Yoda AV DJ Set, 13th March.

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!

Just announced: Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club ft. The Mighty Mocambos Live, 25th April.

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.

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

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?

Just announced: The Tapestry, 7th February.

The Tapestry

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

"Post-Clash guitar chops and anthems to kill for"

"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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