Free Jazz x MSC: Mali Hayes + Jude the Obscure + Lehin + MSC Resident DJs

  • Wednesday | 22.01.20
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

Band on the Wall presents Free Jazz – a free-entry event showcasing some of the most exciting new artists pushing genre boundaries, playing jazz, electronic, hip-hop, funk, soul and experimental sounds. This edition is curated with Manchester’s own MSC, featuring live sets from Mali Hayes, Jude the Obscure and Lehin, plus MSC Resident DJs.

Entry is free, so come on down. Click ‘going’ on the Facebook event to get all the latest updates.

Mali Hayes

One of Manchester’s most exciting up and coming artists takes the form of jazz/neo-soul singer Mali Hayes. Her vocal abilities allow her music to move from more acoustic wistful jazz to funk driven hard neo-soul (as can be heard on her most popular track ‘Hate on Me’). Having been personally endorsed by names such as Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum, and being attached to Peterson’s future bubblers project, an opportunity to see Mali with her full band on the sacred stage Band on the Wall is not one to be missed.

Jude the Obscure

Bursting onto Manchester’s scene in 2019, Jude the Obscure has spent years refining his sound and has formed a group that together sound stunning. Harnessing both powerful vocal abilities and adept spoken word skills Jude is able to move between contemporary soul/RnB to jazz/hip-hop with ease. As a very competent producer, Jude’s releases to date have both been crafted by him and it is evident in their variation and quality that Jude has some serious musical skill. Get down to catch his full live outfit.


Prominent in Manchester’s bustling jazz-influenced live hip-hop scene is British-Nigerian artist Lehin. Both a skilled producer and songwriter, Lehin has also worked hard to get together a live act with a tight ensemble. Finding real success with his 2018 release “Nothin’ Like”, Lehin has defined his stamp on the Manchester hip-hop scene with a skilful relaxed delivery and laid-back jazz-influenced beats. Get down from the start to let Lehin’s lovely tunes ease you into proceedings.

MSC Resident DJs

Newly established MSC Records will provide tunes to link the evening together.
This is a standing show.

This is a standing show.


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
Prosecco £15
Two Cocktails £12
House doubles £5
Pizza & Pint/Soft Drink £9
Two Pizzas & Bottle House Wine £20

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