Mica Millar + Mali Hayes: Manchester Jazz Festival

  • Thursday | 25.05.23
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £20 Earlybird / ...

One of the rising stars of UK soul and jazz, Mica Millar returns to Band on the Wall this May, as part of Manchester Jazz Festival.

Releasing her debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ to critical review, Mica Millar has quickly become one of the UK brightest new soul stars, picking up Jazz FM’s prestigious ‘Soul Act of The Year 2022’ award alongside a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act of The Year’ and featuring on the front cover of the iconic Blues & Soul Magazine amidst an array of five star album and live reviews and national radio support.

Following two monumental album launch shows in September including a sold out show at the capital’s prestigious Jazz Café and a special hometown performance filling out Albert Hall, Manchester, Mica performed at ‘Jazz Voice’ the opening gala of the EFG London Jazz Festival in November at Royal Festival Hall with the backing of esteemed arranger and conductor Guy Barker and the 42-piece Festival Orchestra, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and televised on BBC 4.

Self-written, arranged and produced, the debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ explores themes of human nature, spirituality, love, oppression, inequality and empowerment, drawing inspiration from a plethora of vintage soundscapes, most notably, soul, blues, gospel and jazz.

Amassing over a million streams since its release in June, ‘Heaven Knows’ has achieved widespread acclaim this summer, including a host of national radio support from the likes of Trevor Nelson at BBC Radio 2 and a slot on Clive Anderson’s ‘Loose Ends’ on BBC Radio 4. Championed by Craig Charles and Tom Robinson on 6 Music and by BBC Radio 1’s Victoria Jane and BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday, Jazz FM also cite her as one of their most played artists, A listing her most recent singles alongside ‘Heaven Knows’ receiving ‘Album of The Week’ and singles ‘Girl’, ‘More Than You Give Me’, ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Will I See You Again’ all being featured as ‘Track of The Week’.

Standing show. Presented as part of Manchester Jazz Festival.

Bar open: 5.00pm
Artists on stage: 8.00pm
Curfew: 11.00pm
Stage: The Venue