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Renegade Brass Band + DJ Agent J (In the Loop/Groovement)

Renegade Brass Band

+ DJ Agent J (In the Loop/Groovement)

01 May / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, Renegade Brass Band mix funk, hip-hop and jazz with a raw brass sound and high-energy live show. RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe, and in the last year, they have supported acts including De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, The Cat Empire, The Apples, Quantic, Craig Charles and many more.

A hit with festival crowds across Europe, the band have played at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Sea Sessions Ireland, Tramlines, Kendal Calling, and several times at Soundwave Croatia, warming up for artists such as hip-hop and cut-up legends DJ Shadow and DJ Yoda.The band released their debut album, ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass͛ in August 2014, which saw them develop their hard-edged brass sound, and followed it up with their 2015 ͚RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed), featuring collaborations with artists such as Hugo Kant, Colman Brothers and Tall Black Guy.In October, they did a live session for BBC6 Music͛s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, and had airplay from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Radio 1.

Just announced: Wonder Women: Here Come the Grrrls showcase, 6th March.

Wonder Women: Here Come the Grrrls showcase

06 March / 19:30 / More Info / Free Entry

Brighter Sound celebrates International Women’s Day with a showcase evening at Band on the Wall featuring performances from some of the many talented musicians we’ve worked with over the last twelve months. Over the course of an evening, we’re delighted to welcome back Wall of Sounds Beth Orton residency musicians, including Natalie McCool, Becca Williams, Elizabeth Vince, Avital Raz, Ione Mai, Gina Tratt, Fiona Soe Paing, Kayla Painter, Sonia Allori and Vanessa James.

Through our commissions, residencies and Here Come the Grrrls programme we’re celebrating, profiling and inspiring female musicians. Our recent focus on women in music has proved highly successful in shining a spotlight on female talent and the challenges facing women in the industry. Since its launch eight months ago, Here Come the Grrrls has engaged with nearly 500 young, emerging and professional musicians.  We’re excited to present a one-off showcase as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women festival and International Women’s Day. 

Full programme to be announced.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go. Visit

Here Come the Grrrls is a programme designed to celebrate, profile and inspire female musicians. It is supported by Youth Music and PRS for Music Foundation. More information here.

Just announced: BPM Relaunch 6th Birthday Party, 4th March.

BPM Relaunch 6th Birthday Party

04 March / 23:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall is proud to welcome BPM for its relaunch and 6th birthday celebrations.

It’s been a while since the last party but BPM: Big People Music is back with a vengeance.

"Yh we play a bit Grime, Yh we play a bit of UK funky, Yh we play abit of garage, Yh we’re still forward thinking but at the same time we are also eclectic and progressive. So listen out for the odd soulful/disco/future bass/whatever! tune. Music is forever changing and we acknowledge other genres and past influences as well as keeping up with the future. The vibe will be live same way. Better in fact." BPM

Come and be part of history.

BIG guests TBA.


Just announced: Vanessa Carlton, 6th May.

Vanessa Carlton

06 May / 19:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Vanessa Carlton’s evolution as a songwriter and live performer is remarkable. Having burst onto the music scene in 2002 with her hit single "A Thousand Miles.”, one of the biggest singles of the early 2000s, she spent subsequent years sidelining her pop persona to create earnest, near avant-garde music which retains her honeysuckle vocals and delicate piano licks. The UK release for her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Liberman via Dine Alone Records is due in May 2015. Liberman's simple instrumentation mixed with poignant lyrics showcase a new side to Carlton's already accomplished songwriting.

"She should share a stage with Perfume Genius. They both have beautiful voices and something to say.” Pitchfork

Just announced: Wild Nothing + Special Guests, 16th June.

Wild Nothing + Special Guests

16 June / 19:30 / More Info  / On sale from 12th February 2016 at 09:00

Shimmery, synth-washed indie pop artist Wild Nothing – a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum – released his debut album Gemini in 2010 to critical acclaim. Six years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum releases his third-studio album, Life of Pause, on 19th February and plays Band on the Wall on 16th June.

Gemini was an album rooted in 80’s indie-pop whilst Nocturne was a progression of Tatum’s exploration of pop, full of gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, and a wandering voice. His latest offering, Life on Pause, provides a complete, fully immersive listening environment – from the top the hypnotic polyrhythms of “Reichpop” to the sugary howl of “Japanese Alice” to the hallucinogenic R&B of “A Woman’s Wisdom.

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