New FREE Acoustic Bhuna events this June – July.

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.

Acoustic Bhuna feat. Troubadour’s Grave, Stefan Melbourne and Michelle Holding & Bonz

08 June / 18:00 / More Info / FREE

Over the last six months, Troubadour’s Grave have burst onto the Manchester acoustic scene like a breath of fresh air.  In front-man Jacob Olah, the band can boast one of the most promising and precociously talented young singer/songwriter/arrangers in the city, and the live sound they create is reminiscent of rolling around in the lush, long grass on a hot summer’s day. Subtle, interweaving guitar lines and delicate three-part harmonies form the bed for Olah’s warm, crystal-clear vocal melodies and often heart-rending lyrics. This band come as an Acoustic Bhuna special recommendation!

The name ‘Stefan Melbourne’ seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment, as the Yorkshire bred, Manchester matured songwriter has been edging his way into the public consciousness with a recent EP release and UK tour. One of the very best singer-songwriters in Manchester (therefore the country) at the moment, Stefan pens effortlessly emotive tunes which he delivers in a weather worn, yet dynamic vocal style which is entirely his own.

Michelle Holding is a Manchester based folk artist whose voice is complimented perfectly by her accomplished banjo and fingerstyle guitar. Joined on stage by accompanist Bonz on acoustic and slide guitar, expect a mixture of traditional and original songs to soothe your weary souls.

Acoustic Bhuna feat. Death To The Strange, Che & The Mistakings and Holly Quin Ankrah

08 June / 18:00 / More Info / FREE

Death to the Strange‘s reputation is growing exponentially since blowing Babyshambles out of the water during their recent support slot at Manchester Academy.  Five Manchester lads with a passion for making genuine and interesting music that is true to their working-class roots, the songs are sharp, energetic, instantly memorable indie-pop classics. One of the best up-and-coming bands in Manchester at the moment.

After they took the inaugural Acoustic Bhuna by storm earlier this year, we couldn’t wait to get Che & The Mistakings back up to Manchester for another set on The Picturehouse stage.  A super-tight acoustic outfit from Birmingham, their lush harmonies and beautifully pennned folk tunes will seep into your consciousness and leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Holly Quin Ankrah

Acoustic Bhuna feat. Rook & The Ravens and The Voice Collective

08 June / 18:00 / More Info / FREE

Young, bold and unfathomably talented’, Rook And 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 Acoutic Bhuna just weeks after stepping off the plane from their first 3 week tour of The States.. this may well be your last chance to see Rook And The Ravens before they go global!

The Voice Collective are one of Manchester’s best kept musical secrets. A 13-strong vocal harmony group who sing spine-tingling arrangements of soul and gospel classics. An absolute treat for the Acoustic Bhuna crowd.. not to be missed!