APITOS return to their spiritual home Band on the Wall on Feb 3rd 2020.
Formed in 1984 from the members of 70’s band ‘Both Hands Free” – Dave Hassell, Phil Chapman, Richie Close and Pete Glennon – Apitos were encouraged and given opportunity by previous custodian of Band on the Wall, Ian Croal.
Apitos continued to perform regularly at the venue until the early 2000s. They were also actively involved in Band on the Wall’s education programme and their ‘Monday Night Latin Sessions’ were the springboard for numerous musicians and bands in the Northwest region.
The band has also featured renowned international artists such as Victor Mendoza, Birger Sulsbruck, Claude Deppa plus many of the UK’s leading artists and has been rated as one of the UK’s foremost Latin Jazz ensembles.
The current line-up includes several of the original members: Dave Hassell on timbales, Chris Manus on Conga, Steve Gilbert on drums, Dale Gibson and John Hinch on trumpets, Simon Topping on bongos, supported by Andy Scott on saxophone, Duncan Winfield on trombone, Simon Goulding on bass and Stevie ‘Billy’ Buckley on guitar.
Apitos look forward to playing many of the original arrangements written by Phil paying tribute to Tito Puente, Pancho Sanchez, Chano Pozo plus more.
The music plays homage to the deep traditions of Latin American music with a strong influence of the jazz improvisation.
This is a standing show. Presented by The Manchester College.
FOOD AND DRINK
Open from 5pm on gig nights, our bar is the perfect pre-show meeting place. Every gig night we serve up a range of freshly-prepared pizza, bar snacks, over 50 speciality gins with paired tonic waters, beers, wines, fine spirits and more.
Get down early and sample our delicious food and renowned gin menu.
Sun-Fri 5-7pm / Sat 12pm-7pm
Pint Carlsberg Pilsner £3
Bottle House Wine £12
Two Cocktails £12
House doubles £5
Pizza & Pint/Soft Drink £9
Two Pizzas & Bottle House Wine £20
More info: https://bandonthewall.org/food-drink/
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