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Upcoming shows: The Burning Hell... Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton... The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... The Handsome Family... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... The Unthanks... Skinny Lister... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 20 May 2016
Where: The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF

We’re delighted to be helping Cavan Moran release his debut album, Forever On The Road/Forever At Home!

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Cavan Moran is a singer-songwriter from Manchester. He has already graced some of the world’s finest stages, including London’s Union Chapel, New York’s Knitting Factory and La Flèche D’Or in Paris – and the songs he writes are built to fill such stunning spaces.

His first EP, Five Simple Crimes, released in the autumn of 2013, gave more than a hint of what was to come. As the Manchester Evening News wrote: ‘You are instantly struck by the beauty and the subtlety of his arrangements, the judicious sprinklings of harmonica, cello and female backing vocals all adding to the heart string-tugging effect.’

Moran considers France to be his second home and tours there on at least a bi-annual basis. It was therefore apt that in September 2014, he signed to the French label Celebration Days Records, who will be releasing his debut album Forever On The Road/Forever At Home in April 2016.

In February of 2015, Moran released Lonely Rival on 7” backed by Pricked To A Pattern on his own C33 Records label, which was included in Piccadilly Records’ Staff Picks. The album promises to be just as breathtaking.

‘A musical giant amongst a city full of stunted performers’ – See Sound

‘Cavan Moran: a man rewriting the troubadour rulebook with stunning results’ – Manchester Evening News

Support comes from Butcher The Bar. Butcher The Bar are five young(ish) men playing – sometimes jangly sometimes fuzzy – power pop. They do this in Manchester. They share a love for, among other things, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, Flying Nun Records and Yo La Tengo. Once the solo project of Joel Nicholson, Butcher The Bar has long outgrown its beginnings in his Rotherham bedroom, and the band are now adding the finishing touches to the third album – the first to capture this bunch on record. Currently signed to Berlin indie Morr Music (múm, Telekinesis, Seabear, Lali Puna), Butcher The Bar have toured around Europe and the UK – including a jaunt supporting Death Cab for Cutie – and you may have seen them in Manchester opening shows for Mark Eitzel, Allo Darlin’ and Francois & The Atlas Mountains.

This show takes place in the live music basement of The Whiskey Jar, situated on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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