Martin Harley Band plus special guest Kola

  • Thursday | 03.05.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 advance...

Fresh home from a trip to the US to unearth the true roots of blues, acclaimed slide guitarist and singer Martin Harley and his band return across the Atlantic with a rich cargo of new music to disembark at Band on the Wall as part of a UK tour.

Indeed Martin’s hunger to explore the world’s music has seen him travel all over the globe on some wild adventures. He lived in a car for a year in Australia while developing his slide guitar technique; learnt self-discipline by living in a monastery in Thailand; played the world’s highest gig, at over 18,000 feet, where he raised money for disadvantaged South Asian children; and rode an old Enfield motorbike across Nepal, where he explored remote villages and learnt about their traditional music. In Mali he got the chance to learn from some of their great musicians such as Bassekou Kouyate and Vieux Farka Touré, son of the world—famous Ali Farka Touré.

The Martin Harley Band’s wealth of experience, superb musicianship and gift for captivating an audience with lyrics as vivid as their melodies, all make a Martin Harley Band gig a very special night out. 

This concert begins at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 8pm for delicious food and drinks.

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