Whitworth Weekending is a free entry weekend of art, music and performance for the people of all ages taking place at Whitworth Park to celebrate the forthcoming £15 million redevelopment of the Whitworth Art Gallery. Running from Friday 30 August – Sunday 1st September, Band on the Wall has programmed the main stage on the Saturday with a fantastic line-up of international artists so come down for a wonderful afternoon & evening of great live music – all free too!
14:30 – La Tinto Bros
16:00 – Audio Fountain
17:30 – Serge Tebu
19:00 – T & Latouche
20:45 – OQuadro
The event is FREE ENTRY and will be succeeded by a samba procession and fireworks.
La Tinto Bros is made up of vocalist/guitarist Daniel Alvarado from Lima, Peru, and vocalist/percussionist James Vielma from Caracas, Venezuela. Combining the rhythms of Bossa Nova, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Boogaloo, Salsa, Merengue and more, their diverse repertoire includes original songs from La Tinto Bros and also popular English songs blended with Latin Rhythms.
A singer songwriter and guitarist living in music and keeping it real – inspired by heart and soul, unusual sounds and the desire to express emotions through more than words alone. Born and bred east of the Spaghetti Junction, the first child of a guitarist and herbalist, Zoe grew up listening to the likes of BB King, Django Reinhardt, Nick Drake, Pink Ployd & The Doors. With songs infusing jazz, folk, soul, blues and world music influences, Zoe has enchanted listeners at festivals such as Lovebox, MJF and Womad with Jesca Hoop and venues including Favela Chic, the Cobden Club and Band on the Wall.
Serge has spent much of his life exploring the musics of different cultures and traditions. His music blends African melodies and grooves with jazz and Western harmony, and is based on African storytelling on the themes of love, war and peace, conveying a bittersweet sense of melancholy balanced by irrepressible optimism. Serge is strongly influenced by his Cameroonian background and jazz training, and also immerses himself in the soundscapes of Latin American and Asian music, as well as African and European music – underpinned with the conviction in the importance of studying our similarities instead of our differences.
Rockin’ Roots and Rhythm – T&Latouche bring a unique and fresh reggae sound. Featuring T Carthy and Glen Latouche of the original reggae folk fusion band Edward II, T&Latouche combine pumping basslines and driving rhythms with strong melody, sweet harmony, bubbling guitars and blistering brass hooks.
Tipped as one of the hottest acts in Brazil right now, OQuadro deliver fired-up hip hop with their own unique Bahian kick. OQuadro do old-school, with Brazilian rules. That’s high-velocity conscious rap, candomblé drums and dub, ijexá and afrobeat flavours – explosive! Following ground-breaking shows at The Great Escape, London’s Roundhouse and Notting Hill Arts Club in May 2013, the Bahia boom is back in the UK this summer.
Need Artists For Your Party or Reception?
Many of the artists performing above are available to hire through the Band on the Wall Artist Agency. There are loads of great artists to choose from, so if you are planning a private or corporate event in the coming year, click here now for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org