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August Box Office Opening Times

August Box Office Opening Times

The following are the revised box office opening times for August 2015. The box office re-opens as normal from Tueday September 1st, from 5pm.

03 August / 12:00 - 18:00

04 August / 17:00 - 22:00

05 August / 12:00 - 18:00

06 August / 17:00 - 22:00

07 August / 12:00 - 18:00

08 August / 17:00 - 22:00

09 August / CLOSED

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10 - 14 August / 12:00 - 18:00

10 August / 12:00 - 18:00

11 August / 12:00 - 18:00

12 August / 12:00 - 18:00

13 August / 12:00 - 18:00

14 August / 12:00 - 18:00

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15 August / CLOSED

16 August / CLOSED

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17 August / 12:00 - 18:00

18 August / 12:00 - 18:00

19 August / 12:00 - 18:00

20 August / 17:00 - 22:00

21 August / 17:00 - 22:00

22 August / 17:00 - 22:00

23 August / CLOSED

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24 - 27 August / 12:00 - 18:00

24 August / 12:00 - 18:00

25 August / 12:00 - 18:00

26 August / 12:00 - 18:00

27 August / 12:00 - 18:00

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28 August / 17:00 - 22:00

29 August / CLOSED - PRIVATE EVENT

30 August / 18:00 - 22:00

31 August / CLOSED - BANK HOLIDAY

Just announced: Zapp Band DJ Finest, 8th November.

Zapp Band DJ Finest

08 November / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Zapp unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times. Made up of masterful musicians who have been getting down together since the late 1970s, the group’s sizzling chemistry can be attributed to the fact that it has always been a joyful family affair. Bandleader Lester Troutman, Sr. (drums), Terry “Zapp” Troutman (talkbox/keyboards/bass), Bart Thomas (talkbox/vocals/keyboards/bass), Dale DeGroat (musical direction/keyboards/vocals), Thomas Troutman (keyboards/vocals), Riccardo Bray (guitar) and Anthony Arrington (sax) carry on the legacy of a tight-knit group of expert players and funk, soul and party band pioneers.

Vibrating with moog bass, electrifying guitar riffs and fresh, clever lyrics, the tight-knit group’s songs demonstrate a wicked sense of humor and an unmatched ability to tell colorful stories and write solid, memorable hooks. Zapp members’ layered recordings and boisterous, Las Vegas-style live shows have always established them as trailblazers in both songwriting and showmanship. In the tradition of stylish masters such as James Brown, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, Zapp continues to both inspire and draw inspiration from hot acts like Daft Punk, The Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake.

For over 30 years, Zapp has played in3 clubs, venues and huge stadiums alongside massive legends such as Rick James, Cameo, The Time, Prince and mentor George Clinton. Though Roger sadly passed away in 1999, the thrilling Zapp legacy lives on, fueled by his original creative spirit, with the hard-working, fearless current lineup still cooking up crafty new material and playing to throngs of jumping fans.

Just announced: Dengue Fever, 1st October.

Dengue Fever

01 October / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale soon

Hey Manchester and Band on the Wall present Dengue Fever.

"A danceable, delightfully mutated mix of American surf, garage-rock psychedelia and the emotive, snaky crooning of Khmer folk music.” LA Weekly

Los Angeles six-piece Dengue Fever combine a rapturous blend of 60s Cambodian pop and psych rock grooves. Plunging headlong into their second decade as a band, Dengue Fever now find themselves as creative musicians with no boundaries, as well as label owners who make their own decisions on where, when and how to fabricate their career.

In 2013, after forming their own label Tuk Tuk Records, the band crossed over into brave new territory as both artist and record label owners. ‘The Deepest Lake’, their fifth full-length of all-new material, comes at a critical and exciting juncture in the bands career, with spectacular live experiences to match.

Just announced: Akua Naru, 12th October.

Akua Naru

12 October / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets


With classic boom bap hip-hop sounds, profound mastery of lyricism, socially conscious rhymes, and astonishing musicianship, it is no wonder that Naru has garnered attention and accumulated rave reviews. Being associated with artist movements such as the 90's hip hop era and acts such as Lauryn Hill & The Roots, Naru's musical and poetic gifts have been appreciated within and beyond hip hop circles and are amplified within live performance. Accompanied by her band, DIGFLO, a six-piece ensemble including drums, keys, saxophone/flute, bass, guitar, and turntables, Akua Naru has a reputation for captivating audiences, hyping crowds, inspiring many, and forcing some to counter and dispel the myths regarding what they have been taught about women and hip hop. Clearly, her music and performances are a testament to the legacy of soul music and the powerful trailblazing female artist tradition on which it builds.

Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation Autumn 2015

Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation Autumn 2015

26 September / 12:30 - 15:00
27 September / 09:30 - 17:00
More Info / Apply

Brighter Sound and Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation are looking for creative young musicians aged 11-18 to take part in a weekend course at Band on the Wall, which explores new and interesting ways into jazz composition and improvisation. Featuring noted multi-instrumentalist and improviser Richard Ormrod, this project is for anyone with an interest in developing their creative, musical and improvisation skills and in working as an ensemble to devise new and innovative music.

The course will begin on the Saturday at 12.30pm, and will consist of a group masterclass led by Richard, followed by creative sessions with a team of experienced jazz tutors providing expert support and guidance. At the end of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, there will be a short premier performance on stage at Band on the Wall.

Richard Ormrod arranges for, educates and conducts musicians of all ages and abilities, in both musicianship and improvisation at projects such as Dales Jam and the Jam Factory.

The weekend is aimed at aspiring young musicians with an interest in jazz and improvisation. If you want to talk to us about whether this means you, please contact Brighter Sound.

Click HERE to apply. Deadline for applications: Sun 13 Sept, 12pm.

Additional Event Information

  • Full event dates: Sat 26 Sept, 12.30-3pm and Sun 27 Sept, 9.30am-5pm
  • Performance: Sun 27 Sept, 4pm, Band on the Wall at 4pm.
  • Please note, applicants must be aged 11-18 and be available for the whole weekend to attend all sessions and performance.
  • Click HERE to apply. Deadline for applications: Sun 13 Sept, 12pm.
  • Price: £15.00
  • For further information and advice please contact Tim Chatterton at tim@brightersound.com.

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