Acoustic Bhuna feat James Kelly, The Kora Collective and Adam Dubale

  • Sunday | 20.04.14
  • 6.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • FREE


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. 

This week’s acts are:

James Kelly

James Kelly‘s unique sound is a blend of frenetic flamenco-blues guitar driven by a constant, hypnotic house bass drum underneath and a vocal style as raw as any Mississippi blues man. Described as ‘veering between insane drone folk to flamenco, rock spectacular to something stranger’, James Kelly’s songs are fragile and frantic in equal measures, and he has delighted and astounded the music press with his intricate fretwork and haunting vocals.

The Kora Collective

Based in Salford, this ‘loose-knit group of musicians’ have taken hip hop to unchartered territory, by laying beats and lyrics over a bed of acoustic instrumentation including the 21-string West African wood harp, the kora. Exciting, innovative and energetic, The Kora Collective are unlike any ensemble you’re likely to see in Manchester, the Other City, or anywhere else for that matter!

Adam Dubale

Papa Guns singer/ guitarist and Acoustic Bhuna host Adam Dubale will be opening the evening’s musical proceedings with an eclectic set of folk and blues numbers, both traditional and contemporary.

Doors open a 6pm, music starts at 7pm. 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?