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Just announced: RNCM Northern Sessions, 9th and 11th June.

RNCM Northern Sessions

09 June / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets
11 June / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

12 bands from the RNCM Popular Music degree play over 2 nights. 
The evening will feature an eclectic mix of soul, funk, fusion and R&B - a unique opportunity to see some of the most talented musicians in the UK performing original material in a one night only performance at Band on the Wall.

Just announced: Acoustic Bhuna ft. Rook & The Ravens Tom Metcalfe, 8th February.

Acoustic Bhuna ft. Rook & The Ravens Tom Metcalfe

08 February / 17:00 / More Info / Free Entry

Young, bold and unfathomably talented', Rook & The Ravens are a super-tight 5-piece from the Dark Peak, who play articulate, edgy, self-assured rock/folk/pop, packed with energy, hooks and harmonies. Headlining Acoustic Bhuna with their stripped-down acoustic line up, just weeks after stepping off the plane from a 3 week tour of The States. This may well be your last chance to see Rook And The Ravens before they go global!

One of the north-west's finest young folk song writers, Acoustic Bhuna is delighted to welcome Tom Metcalfe back to the Picturehouse stage. Tom's beautiful blend of flamenco guitar and folk story-telling has been making waves with audiences all around Lancashire and beyond for some time now. His songs are thoughtful, thought provoking, often understated, yet powerful tales of the changing times.

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: Band on the Wall Film Club - Marley, 6th February.

Band on the Wall Film Club - Marley

06 February / 18:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

To celebrate the day of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, the Band on the Wall Film Club presents a special screening of Marley, the universally acclaimed biopic of Bob Marley’s life.

Tickets include free entry to reggae clubnight, Night of the Living Dread ft. Mikey DON & Wassie One plus free food!

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. 

“This will give people a more emotional connection to Bob - not just as a reggae legend of mythical figure, but to his life as a man” - Ziggy Marley

“Epic & uplifting” - Empire

“RIVETING” - NY Times

This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Just announced: Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma, 12th March.

Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma

12 March / 19:30 / More Info / Tickets on sale tomorrow, 9am

Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.

The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ Spoko joins with former Machineri guitarist André Heldenhuys, drummer Michael Buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist Bhekisenzo Cele to complete the line up.

Fused by Spoek Mathambo’s futurist vision, Fantasma pulls inspiration from all corners of South Africa: the sounds and spirits of townships and cities as well as the rural countryside. It is diverse not only in its membership but also in its forward-looking music, creating a sound entirely original, fresh, and unique and far greater than the sum of its diverse parts.

Just announced: LaBrassBanda Leeds & Manchester, 20 - 21 April.

LaBrassBanda

20 April / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets / The Wardrobe, Leeds

21 April / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets / Band on the Wall, Manchester

LaBrassBanda is a Bavarian brass band, inspired by Youngblood Brass Band, but with added in “Lederhosen” and Bavarian lyrics. They play a combination of Brass, reggae, Punk, Gibsy, Jazz and techno with a typical Bavarian note. The lyrics are about beer, girls and parties.

Before 2007, no-one would probably have thought it possible this kind of outfit to stand the test of the biggest European festivals. LaBrassBanda can, and have proven it at Roskilde, Hurricane and Southside, at the Sziget, as headliners at the Chiemsee Reggae, and many others. Sure, their biggest solo show at the Olympiahalle in Munich was sheer madness as well. There, in front of 10,000 people, they demonstrated arena and stadium quality.

They cast everything that characterises them into a single song: musical skill, change of tempo and rhythm, Bavarian lyrics, extraordinary arrangement, charisma, and an energy that sweeps the audience onto their feet and dancing. We can talk and write about LaBrassBanda, however to understand them, you have to see them live.

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