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Just announced: Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club ft. New Street Adventure, 28th February.

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.

Just announced: Maxi Priest, 24th February.

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.

Just announced: March of the Mods, 8th March.

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:


5ft Fez

The Transmitters

The Microdotts

Soldier On

ElizaP and the cheapskates

Happy Mondaze

Northern Sugar

DJs - Two Tone Tony & Martin the Mod

Just announced: Soul:ution ft. Dub Phizix, Marcus Intalex, Tokyo Prose, Bane and MC DRS, 27th December.

Soul:ution ft. Dub Phizix, Marcus Intalex, Tokyo Prose, Bane and MC DRS

27 December / 23:00 / More Info / Tickets on sale tomorrow, 9am

Soul:ution is back to liven up the post-xmas slump.

With a stellar line up:

Dub Phizix (Estate, Soul:r, Exit, Critical, Commercial Suicide, Ingredients, Dispatch, Hospital, Samurai)

The creator of a new style of Drum and Bass music that fuses influences from all corners of the globe, Manchester based Drum & Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. By 10 years into his career, Dub Phizix was an accomplished producer, having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC and Nokia. Forward to today and Dub Phizix is releasing music on his own SkeptaSonic label and other respected outlets such as Exit, Soul:R and Critical, with Mixmag calling his music 'Essential material'. His remix portfolio is also impressive with reworks for Atlantic Records, Hospital Records, Panjabi MC, Sizzla, and more. 

Marcus Intalex (Soul:r / Metalheadz)

Both as an artist and as a DJ, Marcus Intalex represents the forefront of soulful and musical Drum & Bass. Heading up the legendary Soul:r label, he has worked with artists such as Calibre and S.P.Y and has always sought to release quality music with lasting appeal. Marcus's DJ sets have earned him a reputation as a tastemaker, not afraid to test crowds with a high-quality selection from across the spectrum of Drum & Bass. A passion for House and Techno has always run deeply through his music, demonstrated by his recent success in those genres as Trevino.

Tokyo Prose (Samari)

Sam Reed aka Tokyo Prose has built an enviable foundation to a promising future in music. Initially as a duo, Tokyo Prose was discovered by DJ Presha and signed to Samurai Music as a core artist in a long-term development deal. The Tokyo Prose sound, whilst covering a lot of ground, always seeks to maintain a soulful, deep and polished aesthetic with a firm focus on musicality and groove. Tokyo Prose tunes has found himself into the crates of artists like Calibre, dBridge, DJ Marky, Presha, Lenzman, SpectraSoul, Logistics, London Elektricity, ASC and many more. Tokyo Prose DJ sets collect together the latest of Sam’s productions, alongside the freshest from the soulful side of Drum and Bass, fused with timeless classics that have shaped the way Sam produces his music.


With a reputation now stretching well over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host, lyricist and recording artist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. He’s been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, and Lynx, appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts. Demonstrating the versatility and wide appeal of his unique style, he became part of the Toddla T Sound System as Toddla T's official MC. DRS has gained further recognition through repeatedly winning ‘Best MC ‘at the DNB Arena Awards. On top of all these achievements, DRS is also head of the Estate Recordings label in Manchester, part of hip-hop crew Broke’n’English, and a respected recording artist in his own right, with a massive debut LP ‘I Don't Usually Like MC's But’ to his name, and another on the way.

Job Vacancy: Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Vacancy: Marketing & Communications Manager

This is a key appointment to make a significant contribution to the marketing function of the Band on the Wall music venue.  The venue has been in operation for five years since re-launch and in that time has accumulated significant amounts of audience data and event statistics.  We are looking for an individual who is familiar with mining data to maximise return, through the efficient application of use of data to target specific niche groups, through appropriate marketing tools and strategies. 

The Marketing & Communications Manager will take principal responsibility for the direction and management of the marketing and promotion of the organisation and events at the venue and selected external venues.

The post holder will contribute to company development and strategic planning through their involvement with the Senior Management Team. They will be responsible for disseminating strategy and the ethos of the company to all staff and stakeholders.

To obtain further information and an application form for this post download the attached documents or email: Completed application forms, which can be emailed, to be returned by Monday 1st December.

*Inner City Music, a registered charity (No. 516351), operates Band on the Wall and is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Manchester City Council.

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