Get The Blessing

  • Thursday | 22.03.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12 Adv / &...


One of the most original and exciting bands to emerge in years, Get The Blessing was formed by drummer Clive Deamer and bassist Jim Barr of ‘90s trip-hop superstars Portishead.

Part of the new generation of groups (think EST, Polar Bear, Led Bib and Acoustic Ladyland) that blend technically audacious jazz with hard-hitting rock motifs, Get The Blessing have stormed the scene. Taking riffs and rhythms from rock and dance music and artfully welding them onto fearsomely inventive improvisation (and also drawing on influences as diverse as Tortoise, Morphine, Elvis Costello, The Ramones, Red Snapper and Albert Ayler) has won them rave reviews and legions of fans of all ages and tastes along the way.

…the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz sceneThe Independent ****  

With trumpeter Pete Judge and saxophonist Jake McMurchie (“Where has he been!?” – Evening Standard) completing the line up, Get The Blessing’s rocking tunes and snappy arrangements create a genre-bending blend of sounds that is all their own, flirting slyly with jazz while pounding the dancefloor with their “gloriously powerful sound” (BBC Music Magazine, 5/5).  

Their live shows are a fantastic high energy mix of incredible instrumental skill and pure enjoyment to give both your brain and eardrums a serious workout. Get your Blessing…

“Jubilantly genre-scrambling music of refreshing forthrightness” The Guardian

“Unfailingly tuneful and readily accessible. An experience to be savoured”
The Times

“At last, a noisy, thrashy post-jazz combo that sounds like a proper band rather than a po-mo ‘project’Independent on Sunday

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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