Nubiyan Twist feat. Cherise (Evening Show) – Cancelled

  • Saturday | 23.05.20
  • 8.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £28 DAY PASS (EA...



Nubiyan Twist are a blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers who have join forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music.

“Their second album recognises no borders.” – Mojo

“Funky, virtuoso, progressive… an impressive collection of rich rhythm bars” Buzz “A bombastic salvo of jive-inducing sonic influences. Undeniably infectious.” – NARC

Orchestrated by guitarist/producer Tom Excell, the epic ten-piece live show features a four-piece horn section, three vocalists, electronics and an international (Brazil/UK) rhythm section to create a powerful and unforgettable experience equally at home lighting up late-night festival headliner slots or selling out jazz venues across Europe.

Their second album on Strut Records came out in February 2019 to huge global acclaim. Featuring guest appearances from afro titans Tony Allen and Mulatu Astatke, it has cemented their position as one of the most exciting bands in the world right now.

Their 2015 debut album Nubiyan Twist received strong support across the jazz, world and hip-hop press, with support from sources as diverse as Huey Walker, David Rodigan, Craig Charles, The Independent, Songlines, Afropunk and SBTV. This was followed up with the Siren Song EP in 2016, and the Dance Inna London EP in 2017 (featuring 80s dancehall legend Supercat).

Since their humble beginnings at Leeds College of Music, the band have performed on huge stages across the world, being chosen by David Byrne to perform at Queen Elizabeth Hall for the South Bank’s Meltdown Festival, selling out London’s iconic Jazz Cafe, and rocking festival stages from Fusion to Wilderness, Boomtown to Edinburgh Jazz Festival, with their powerful sound and unique blend of styles.

Their third album is due for release on Strut Records, September 2020.

“A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” – The Guardian

“Celebratory… packs a heavy punch” – Afropunk

Tom Excell guitar, electronics / Cherise vocals / Nick Richards alto saxophone, vocals / Joe Henwood baritone saxophone / Jonny Enser trumpet / Lewis Moody keyboards / Luke Wynter bass / Finn Booth drums / Pilo Adami percussion, vocals / Joel Borkin sound

This is a standing show.


Open from 5pm on gig nights, our bar is the perfect pre-show meeting place. Every gig night we serve up a range of freshly-prepared pizza, bar snacks, over 50 speciality gins with paired tonic waters, beers, wines, fine spirits and more.

Get down early and sample our delicious food and renowned gin menu.


Sun-Fri 5-7pm / Sat 12pm-7pm

Pint Carlsberg Pilsner £3
Bottle House Wine £12.50
Prosecco £15
Two Cocktails £12
House doubles £5
Pizza & Pint/Soft Drink £10
Two Pizzas & Bottle House Wine £21

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