We offer up the perfect libation of lively evening blues sessions by Bare Wires – complimented by up to 20 real ales from across the country for this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival.
Since getting their big break guesting on the first Robert Cray tour, followed by TV appearances on Granada TV and on the BBC’s Paul Jones Show Bare Wires have become well known on the British Blues Festival scene.
Of the new line-up The Manchester Evening News said: “Bare Wires, a Manchester band of long standing have reinvented themselves. They blew into town like a breath of fresh air with a distinctive new character” and said of singer songwriter Chris Gee: “A man with a remarkable talent for working in a bygone idiom so naturally that his compositions sounded convincingly authentic”
Having guested with other greats as Albert King, Ronnie Earl and Walter Trout, Bare Wires have also backed many visiting American bluesmen including Lowell Fulson, Lefty Diz, Mojo Buford, Joe Houston, Byther Smith and Phil Guy on their UK tours.
The line-up features a guest appearance of long time musical mentor and collaborator: Norman Beaker, rounding off a stunning evening which is being recorded for release as a live DVD at The Band on The Wall.
The band line-up is:
Paul Gilchrist, Lead, and Slide Guitar
Chris Gee, Vocals, Harmonica.
Andy Schemet. Bass
Paul Burgess, Drums.
Norman Beaker, Vocals and Guitar.
£4/£3 concs (inc. CAMRA members – just click members rate and show CAMRA ID) for each session; under-18s free or £10 for unlimited entry to whole weekend.
A wide selection of real ales will be available, including:
Allgates Sybilla/ Casablanca
Black Sheep Ale/Golden Sheep
Jennings Cocky Blonde
Hydes Swift Delivery
Keltek Golden Harvest Ale
Boggart Hole Clough Rum Porter
Beartown Black Bear/Peach Melbear
Dunham Massey Deuer Honey/Summer Meadow
Hornbeam Lemon Blossom/X Ray Ale/Black Coral Stout
Warrington Coach House Blueberry
A Manchester Jazz Festival Event.