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When: 7.30pm on Monday 24 June 2013
Where: The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN

We’re delighted to welcome back Hey! Manchester favourite David Thomas Broughton, plus Rachael Dadd and Ichi.

David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. Walls of noise and layers of beauty interweave and delight at every turn. Many people use loops these days. Broughton includes the glitches, mistakes, and the resulting comedy in his act, works with what he has, and moves on. He never leaves his onstage persona, and that can be unsettling. Even confrontational.

Leeds born, with an art lecturer father, Broughton himself thought it unnecessary to study art given the books at home. He is an accomplished illustrator (all his sleeves and cover art are his own work). His own degree is in environmental science, and he can tell you what bird is sitting on the fence 100 yards away.

Broughton released long-awaited new album Outbreeding, via London indie label Brainlove Records in May 2011. Featuring eleven songs that will be familiar to his loyal and ever-growing live audience, Outbreeding brings together compositions written over the last couple of years into a compelling new collection.

‘Straddling the line between music hall turn and avant-garde performance artist, Broughton’s live show is not to be missed’ – MOJO

Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is one of the busiest artists we’ve encountered. Living her life between Japan and England, she is constantly touring, writing and skipping from one unlikely show to the next – whether it be a church in England, a gallery in Japan or atop a mountain in Switzerland. Whilst at her happiest when keeping things honest & low-key, Rachael’s nomadic approach to life and music has not gone unnoticed. She’s been celebrated by the likes of Rob Da Bank, John Kennedy, and her peers – where her music and approach to recording via four-track have drawn her comparisons to the likes of Diane Cluck, Sufjan Stevens and Regina Spektor.

Ichi, from Nagoya in Japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits, combining his quirky handmade instrument inventions with steel drum, ping pong balls, toys, tape loops, xylophone, double bass and trumpet, all in the space of one short set. Somehow there’s an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances – he’s like the misplaced leader of a tribe. To see Ichi live is to witness something so playful and unusual you know that you’re experiencing something entirely new. It’s fun, it’s danceable, it’s exciting. He is championed by the likes of David Byrne, 6music’s Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne, and Deerhoof, who invited him to play with them in New York at their event, the Wordless Music Series.

This show takes place at The Kings Arms, one of our favourite small venues in town. It’s a great independent theatre and arts hub, which also happens to be one of the best real ale pubs around, and is just a five-minute walk from Deansgate, just down Bridge Street.

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

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