Band on the Wall welcomes the ‘Screaming Eagle of Soul‘ – the one and only Charles Bradley to Manchester for what’s guaranteed to be one of the most electrifying concerts of the season.
Charles Bradley’s voice has evolved from a lifetime of paying dues, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska – singing and performing in his spare time – before re-settling in his hometown of Brooklyn and eventually finding a musical home at Dunham. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience – each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path.
His performances exude both raw power and poignant beauty and hark back to the great golden age of funk and soul in the 60s and 70s. Indeed a turning point for Bradley was in 1962 when, still living on the streets, his older sister took him to see James Brown and his singing has been compared to non other than Otis Redding’s. Signed by Daptone, and on the back of his new album No Time For Dreaming, Charles Bradley visits Band on the Wall with full backing band, The Extraordinaires, for a night you’re going to remember for a long, long time. Support tonight is from Manchester-based singer songwriter Ruby Ann Patterson whose delicate and soulful voice is perfectly matched by her haunting piano and guitar playing.
This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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