Acoustic Bhuna feat Papa Guns, Mathew Gray and The Awful Truth plus DBH, Pat Clarke and Guests

  • Sunday | 11.05.14
  • 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:

Papa Guns

Once upon a wintry eve, some-time guitar twiddler and seasoned warbler Papa Dubs stumbled into a Manchester tavern, drawn by the peculiar and enchanting rhythms emanating from within. There he found local beatsmith Alec Splatt, surrounded by trumpets, walloping and a-wailing like a sweaty musical messiah. 

“Alec, Alec, put down your sticks! Pick up a guitar and sing me some Sam Cooke!”, cried Papa. “I shall!”, replied Alec, “if you take this cello and play me some Swedish folk!”. The deal was struck, the cider flowed and, come the morning, Papa Guns was born… Manchester’s finest purveyors of sunshine-harmony folk-pop refreshment.

Mathew Gray and The Awful Truth

Manchester’s foremost exponent of the modern-day folk song, Mathew Gray, returns to Band On The Wall’s Picturehouse stage, accompanied by his fantastic band, The Awful TruthMathew‘s lyrics, always insightful, are often laugh-out-loud funny and his accomplished finger-style guitar playing is augmented beautifully by The Awful Truth’s impressive instrumental line-up of harp, accordion, cajon and double bass. This will be a real treat for anyone who appreciates good song writing.


Manchester’s favourite nimble-fingered giant, Dan Bridgwood-Hill (a.k.a. DBH), will be leaving his guitar and fiddle at home this evening, preferring instead to tinkle the ivories, accompanied by seasoned Manchester blues harp veteran, Pat Clarke and a selection of musicians from the Chorlton Folk Club for a set of unbridled blues jamming. Anything could happen.. make sure you’re there when it does!

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?