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.
Rik Warren is a singer, guitarist and blues harmonica virtuoso and founder member of two of the most exciting bands on the Manchester scene at the moment; Honeyfeet and Walk. As a solo artist, Rik has a sound entirely of his own. His laconic vocals float beautifully on top of his effortless fingerpicked blues guitar, which is both energetic and melodic in equal measures. Quite simply, Rik Warren is THE Manchester bluesman!
Mike Pritchard is a walking encyclopedia of blues and folk music. A fine guitarist and singer, his live sets incorporate traditional and contemporary songs of American, English and Celtic origins.
Manchester’s favourite multi-instrumental giant, DBH,returns to the Picturehouse Stage, this time to showcase his considerable skills as a blues pianist! Accompanied by the inimitable Pat Clarke on harmonica and Mickey Van Gelder on guitar, this is sure to be toe-tapping performance that will leave a smile on everyone’s face!
Once again, Acoustic Bhuna will be dipping into the goldmine of acoustic talent that resides in the Lancashire hills, this time in the form of Richard Lomax and his band, The Tontine. To quote one reviewer; “Richard Lomax is a madman. As he sings his drunken, manic, sea-shanty style songs, his eyeballs roll into the back of his head, his face distorts into scowls and frowns and he wails unexpectedly, becoming more than just a mouth-piece for the songs but at one with the despair the song depicts… compelling, screwed up and brilliant.”
Alex Chow is a precociously talented young guitarist and composer from Manchester who blends subtle, intricate fingerpicking with experimental sounds and loops to produce atmospheric, haunting soundscapes.
Independent in every sense of the word, Ghost Trains are currently riding a wave of creativity, with a new single out soon and a highly anticipated 5th album to follow in the new year. Front man and song–writer Tim Ellis’s lyrics are thoughtful, his delivery direct yet subtle, and the acoustic guitar melodies are executed so masterfully that they are truly worthy of getting lost within.
Rachel Rimmer is a hugely talented young singer-songwriter based in Manchester. With a crystal-clear voice and accomplished, blues-tinged guitar style, Rachel’s solo material is already winning her lots of fans on the Manchester acoustic scene.
Brazilian, Pelotas-born guitarist and vocalist, Luciano Gerber is renowned for his cosmopolitan fusion of Brazilian musics – a blend of folk, bossa nova, milonga and samba, with flavourings of Arabic Music and Flamenco. In the past 8 years, he has appeared with some of Manchester’s greatest musicians and at top venues including Manchester Jazz Festival, Matt and Phred’s, Contact Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Exchange.
Bright, airy and uplifting, Luciano exudes a natural radiance and Brazilian sunshine – perfectly at home in the limelight while warming audiences with a impressive vocal ability and a versatile strumming over a wide range of rhythms and feels. A real joy to behold!
Glass Ankle is the brainchild of Manchester-based Songwriter, Greg Jackson. The band’s sound encompasses soaring melodies, impeccable boy-girl harmonies, oozing guitar and synth passages, and subtle experimentalism.
Having been around on the Manchetser scene since 2010, Glass Ankle have gained an impressive reputation for their distinctive and eclectic style, leading to comparisons with a diverse range of artists, including Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Gomez, Tunng, Belle and Sebastian, and 13-era Blur.
Skutch Manos (formerly The Acoustic Conquistador) is a hugely talented guitarist from Lancashire whose firecracker performances at Band On The Wall have left the audience breathless and baying for more. Flamboyant, energetic and precociously talented, Skutch Manos’ playing is as frenetic as it is accomplished. Igniting the evening with a solo performance.. blink and you might miss him!
Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 7:30pm. 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?