Kirsty Almeida + The Mustdashios + The Dead Man’s Waltz.

  • Thursday | 13.10.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 advance...


After incredible shows at Band on the Wall in 2010 Kirsty Almeida and The Troubadours return to tear the roof off the place once more

“Singing live, she is mesmerizing, a powerhouse! Free spirited and alive, at times she is an enigmatic chanteuse, and other times she is a ringleader to a raucous vaudeville troupe”. Amelia Magazine

Almeida bathes in the light of eclecticism, drawing you into her enchanting, uplifting and at times devilishly dark world. Classic songwriting with a wondrous mix of murder lullabies, blues-folk beauty, New Orleans soul, voodoo-tinged-pop and a healthy does of Tim Burton-style brooding.

This songbird has collaborated with the likes of Youth, Mr Scruff and The Guy Barker Orchestra as well as writing and recording music for the films Pategonia and Albatross, both of which will be released this year. 

“…she’s an artist who has to be seen live to be appreciated…it’s on stage, with her band in full bawdy flow that she flourishes.” The Guardian

“…a gorgeous collection of brilliantly written and performed songs…add to that a voice that is by turns delicate and storming, personality that seeps out of every seam and you have an artist and an album to treasure. Delicious.” The Daily Express

The Mustdashios are no normal dancing duo. They offer a delightfully fresh approach to dance, comedy, and what it is to be a woman on stage. They’re daring and fearless in their choreography, insightful in their image making, and unashamedly grotesque whenever they find the opportunity.

The Dead Man’s Waltz are four musicians from the Isle of Skye who are re-imagining their traditions into a style they call ‘folk-noir’. Their music traces a path through the dance halls of Weimar Republic Germany, Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler, though Tom Waits and the Pogues to more recent acts such as Yann Tiersen and Beirut.  Lyrically, theirs is the stuff of netherworlds; of small-town crimes, seething menace and hidden romances.  Like the solitary twinkling light coming from the house on the hill, you know you shouldn’t go there, but go there you must. To visit the band’s website click here

In addition to her new album, Kirsty has written and performed the soundtrack for the new feature film Albatross, starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl). The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on October 14 2011 and Kirsty’s soundtrack will be released in mid October.


This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks from 5.30pm.

Free Post-Concert Jazz Jam!

Immediately following the concert there will be a jazz jam in our Picturehouse Cafe Bar! Buy yourself a drink, pull up a chair and enjoy the music.

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