Hey! Manchester promotes gigs by folk, Americana and experimental bands from around the world in Manchester, England. Read more here, see below for our latest shows, check out our previous shows, contact us, or join our mailing list, above.

Upcoming shows: Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Honeyfeet... KAZE... Slug... Steven Adams & The French Drops... Pinkshinyultrablast... The Happy Soul... Sounds From The Other City 2018... Wreckless Eric... Simone Felice... Barrence Whitfield and The Savages... Poppy Ackroyd... Pete Astor... I’m With Her... Ari Roar... Chad Valley... The Once... Wussy... The Breath... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... Alabaster DePlume + Paddy Steer... The Bonnevilles... Charles Howl... GospelbeacH... Charles Watson... Curse of Lono... Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Born Ruffians... Beach Skulls... The Wave Pictures... Girls Names... Darren Hayman... The Burning Hell... The Weather Station... La Luz... Ólafur Arnalds... Terry Riley & Gyan Riley... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Ryley Walker...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 19 April 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Lilly Hiatt for the first time – plus Boss Caine!

Lilly Hiatt’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on shines through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favourites, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. After moving out of an ex’s house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighbourhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back.

The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, ‘Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighbourhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with – we didn’t really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, “Oh man, I’m just not used to any cars coming around this bend”. She replied, “This is our little hideout, baby,” And it really was.’ She continues, ‘After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love… I think most people understand that.’

Lilly Hiatt returned with Trinity Lane in August 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on Everything I Had.

‘Lilly is as real and honest of a songwriter as they come,’ says Trent. ‘Fearless and thoughtful and a total joy to be around.’ NPR Music is premiering the full album as a First Listen, stating, ‘On Trinity Lane, the third album by this fixture of Nashville’s indie scene and first for New West… she’s devoted to excruciatingly revealing expression, deftly manipulating the tone and perspective of her songwriting from track to track. Her treatment of pain can, remarkably, feel both considered and diaristic.’ They continue, ‘Her willingness to portray herself in moments of anger or neediness that others might deem unseemly, particularly coming from a woman, and to examine gender divisions in emotional labor at close range, is courageous and affecting.’

Paste Magazine previously premiered the video for the album’s single The Night David Bowie Died, exclaiming that Trinity Lane is ‘going to be one for the books’. Of the song, Hiatt offered, ‘The night David Bowie died, I was in disbelief. I wanted to talk to someone, but it was too late to make a phone call. I cried quietly and went to bed. The next day, I picked up my guitar and hit record on Garage Band. I started to sing and those were the first words that came out. I felt like Bowie was giving me a little gift.’

Support comes from York’s Boss Caine. Boss Caine is the main musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, story telling, troubadouring, award winning, UK singer songwriter, Daniel Lucas. He is often joined by any number of incredibly talented guest musicians.

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You.

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

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7pm on Thursday 26 April 2018
Where: Academy 3, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR

PLEASE NOTE: Due to exceptional demand, this show has been upgraded to Academy 3! Original tickets remain valid, and all other details stay the same.

We’re delighted to be working with Josh Rouse for the first time – plus guests Field Division!

Josh Rouse has confirmed dates for the EU/UK headlining tour in April 2018. On the ten-city run, Rouse will be performing with a full band.

Josh Rouse has also released his new Yep Roc single, Love in the Modern Age. Rouse says, ‘The song is somewhat of a mantra, an ode to not giving up. Long live love and the lyrics of Leonard Cohen.’

Rouse has long since solidified his status as a songwriter of the highest calibre over his eleven studio releases. Q called his acclaimed critical breakout album 1972 ‘the most intimate record of the year,’ Entertainment Weekly dubbed the follow-up album Nashville ‘persistently gorgeous’ and PopMatters called 2013’s The Happiness Waltz ‘a big contender for Rouse’s best work’. In 2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for Do You Really Want To Be In Love, from the film La Gran Familia Española.

‘A talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst’ – Uncut

Tour support comes from Field Division. Field Division is Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton. The American duo conjure up a cinematic blend of classic songwriting, inspired by the 1960s and 1970s folk rock pioneers, and transcendent modern dream pop. After releasing their debut EP, Reverie State in 2014, Field Division spent two years living on the road whilst recording their first full-length LP. The band is newly signed to Bella Union (home to Father John Misty, John Grant, Beach House, Flaming Lips, Explosions In The Sky, etc) who will release their debut album in 2018 (co-produced with Mckenzie Smith of Midlake/BNQT).

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to exceptional demand, this show has been upgraded to Academy 3! Original tickets remain valid, and all other details stay the same.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7pm on Friday 27 April 2018
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

We’re delighted to be helping Honeyfeet launch their new album at Gorilla!

Join Honeyfeet as they celebrate the launch of their second album, Orange Whip! For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester-based musicians. Jazz? Yes, some of that! Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? I thought you’d never ask!

Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past nine years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. It’s all very lovely. It helps that they are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly, ‘a remarkable singer and flautist who… can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul,’ according to the Guardian.

This festival season has seen Honeyfeet perform main stages at Shambala, Beautiful Days and Belgium’s Copacobana Festival, along with wowing audiences at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Bimble Bandada.

Honeyfeet are proud to be part of the Wah Wah 45 family. The single Sinner was released in October 2017, with Whatever You Do following in early March 2018. Their new album, Orange Whip, will be launched in late March 2018.

Support comes from Shunya. Shunya – aka Alan Keary – is an Irish-born multi-instrumentalist and producer. His sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical violin to the sounds of Manchester’s electronic music scene. Over the years Shunya has collaborated and played with Josephine Oniyama, Werkha and, more recently, DJ Yoda and The Breakfast Of Champions.

‘We’ve been watching Shunya since he first started out. His latest EP Mountain Gazer is a massive leap forward in both production and composition. Definitely one to watch out for’ – GoGo Penguin

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7.30pm on Friday 27 April 2018
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be helping KAZE launch their new single, Fierce!

KAZE are delighted to announce their first dates of 2018. With the promise of new material arriving very soon, the duo comprising Graham McCusker and Amy Webber will be hitting the road for a short series of live appearances in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester throughout April 2018.

Hailed as ‘fresh sounding, future-facing’ by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and praised by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway for their ‘operatic, off-kilter, syncopated prog-pop’, KAZE have already firmly earmarked themselves as a band who demand your attention.

Formed around Graham McCusker from Paisley and Amy Webber from Kent, KAZE’s story first began when the pair acquainted studying opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Finding a natural chemistry from the off, they soon began writing and performing together; Amy providing the soaring, operatically-charged vocals and lyrics that are so intrinsic to their spellbinding sound and Graham masterminding the complex and definitive musical arrangements from the keys and beyond.

However, the band’s origin was far from plain sailing, with Graham being diagnosed with a leukaemia in 2016. While he went through the trials and tribulations posed by the chemotherapy treatment, the pair used their time spent together for the positive by creating new and beautiful music out of this world. The songs to emerge from this time became KAZE’s exceptional 2017 debut EP: No Filter, a release that was not only launched with a sell-out capacity show in Manchester, but also commemorated the triumphant completion of Graham’s course of treatment.

Among the tracks on the No Filter EP was striking single Pinned On You, which was picked up radio play from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Scotland (Single of the Week), BBC Radio Manchester and more; whilst having their one-take music video for the track made ‘Video of the Month’ by OurStage and consequently selected as ‘Artist of the week’ for Richer Unsigned.

Main support comes from Angus Munro, a piano-based singer-songwriter living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Opening the show is Ruth Owens. Raised in Birmingham, Ruth Owens is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Her original music takes on a folk/pop style, and since recording her first EP in 2015 her songs have been featured on the BBC introducing mixtape played on BBC 6 Music. The lead track of her EP Strong is also featured as the title track of the independent film Just Charlie by Seahorse Films; recently the film has won several awards including the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Buy tickets now

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7pm on Monday 30 April 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be welcoming SLUG back – with The Cornshed Sisters!

SLUG, the nom de plume of North East merrymaker Ian Black, returns with new album HiggledyPiggledy on 13 April 2018 via Memphis Industries.

Whereas previous album RIPE was made in collaboration with Peter and David Brewis of Field Music, HiggledyPiggledy was composed, produced and played entirely by Black enabling him to give free reign to his beguiling brand of Dada-rock.

Black taught himself how to produce while making HiggledyPiggeldy, by all accounts a terrifying process that drove Black to the edge of sanity. To function he imagined himself variously as Lindsey Buckingham making Tusk, Eno producing Another Green World and Todd Rundgren laying down A Wizard A True Star.  In so doing Black was able to keep an equilibrium and make the record making experience experimental and spontaneous.

The album was inspired by a combination of The Residents, John Carpenter and the soundtracks of Don Cherry (particularly Holy Mountain) and Masahiko Sato (particularly Belladonna) plus the Dada art movement that will be self evident to anyone who’s seen the hilarious and life affirming SLUG live experience, replete with ever changing stage wear (snooker players, sailors, 50s jazz combo) and spontaneous crowd participation.

Black intended HiggledyPiggledy to be a more minimal affair than previous album RIPE, focussed more on rhythm and percussion. Thematically the record was written against the backdrop of political turmoil but really it’s about the strange life Black leads in his native Sunderland, an autodidact outsider living his life in Wetherspoons arguing with some of the questionable attitudes of locals. Blacks stated aim to ‘have fun writing truly horrible lyrics,’ playing characters ‘venting in pubs, writing in the character of how some people think and behave’.

HiggledyPiggledy begins with first single No Heavy Petting (the title taken from the dos and don’ts at Blacks local swimming pool), consciously written to be an aggressive album opener with and which pokes fun at Blacks own Mary Whitehouseish response to the sexualisation of TV. Lackadaisical Love is another album highlight, one big 4/4 drum beat, fuzzy guitars like Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic, steel drums and fat moog bass. ‘A song about sex funnily enough,’ says Black. Other noteworthy songs include Dolly Dimple, a song about the pornography of wealth, power and business all dressed up like a late 70s Bowie record and the Suicide meets Sliver Apples of Arbitrary Lessons In Custom about ‘how we lose touch with people and friends we love and the slow burn of how it happens’.

The results whilst punchy and direct remain rich, strange and sometimes unsettling.  HiggledyPiggledy, then is a perfect intro to the wonderfully weird world of SLUG.

‘Black ramps up the funk on groove-driven art pop gems’ – UNCUT

‘Combines Led Zep riffing, squelchy funk and a sprinkling of Odelay-era Beck‘ – The Times

Tour support comes from The Cornshed Sisters. The Cornshed Sisters are Jennie Brewis, Cath Stephens, Liz Corney and Marie Nixon; four singer-songwriters based in Tyne and Wear, who weave together pop, folk, ballad and protest music into a unique and distinctive style. each of the band members have contributed their songwriting talents to their second album, Honey & Tar, released through Memphis Industries in late 2017.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 2 May 2018
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with Steven Adams again – this time, with his new band, The French Drops!

Steven Adams is back with a new band, The French Drops – featuring members of The Drink and Absentee – and a new album Virtue Signals, which is due out via Hudson Records on 4 May.

He has shared the opening track for the album, Bad Apples here. ‘You’re part of something,’ Adams sings, ‘the thing you tore apart’ – a song about the flag-waving, supposed patriots whose voices are drowning out the national conversation. He says: ‘That song came last and it alludes to ideas without being too specific. I’ve always liked writers who leave things open to interpretation, people like Britt Daniel from Spoon, or John Lennon. It’s a kind of absurdist take on where the right wing press are trying to lead us.’

Anger seldom sounds as enticing as it does on Virtue Signals. It is an album that rails against the iniquities of the world and meshes the personal with the political, without ever smacking the listener around the head. Adams (former songwriter/singer/guitarist with The Broken Family Band and Singing Adams) can’t help but be witty and empathetic even as he rages, and the fury is wrapped inside his characteristically sweet melodies.

There are writers who deal with the ‘issues’ directly; how governments are behaving, how people are being betrayed, but that’s not how Adams see his role. ‘I found myself writing about that feeling you get when you’ve just woken up and seen what the idiots have done overnight. Like a lot of people, I’m angry and confused about some of the mean, spiteful, cowardly things being said and done in the name of patriotism and cultural identity and economic prosperity. Some of these things can be defused by calling them out, by singing about them, and by laughing at them.’

Virtue Signals captures the sound of a band finding ‘its own thing’. Laurie Earle (Absentee, Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards, Wet Paint) plays guitar with a loose, intuitive touch; Michael Wood – who had played bass with The Singing Adams – switches to keyboards here, while Daniel Fordham (drums) and David Stewart (bass) from The Drink complete the band.

Following a few years of performing and recording solo (see 2014’s House Music and 2016’s Old Magick), Adams says he wanted to put together ‘a band where everyone was following their noses. I’ve been calling the shots for ages now, and now I can lean on these people, make more noise. It’s fair to say we share a lot of the same thoughts and feelings about the state of the world. But mostly we talk about food.’

Though the band worked on the songs for several months, the album was recorded in a little over a week, in September 2017, at Half Ton Studios in Cambridge. It was produced by Ben Nicholls, who plays with Nadine Shah, Cara Dillon and many others, as well as helming his own Kings of the South Seas project. Adams was initially ambivalent about having a producer on board, but ‘Ben’s head is full of music. He came to a rehearsal and started making the occasional suggestion about songs and arrangements. At first we were a bit freaked out, but everything he suggested worked. In the studio he was in charge, which was oddly liberating.’ The album was then mixed by acclaimed producer and engineer (and Hudson Records supremo) Andy Bell.

It’s over 16 years since Adams started making music with The Broken Family Band, generating critical acclaim with each subsequent release and maintaining a dedicated cult following ever since. So, all these years later – having been called a national treasure enough times to fill a pirate’s chest, without ever having become an actual pop star – why does Steven Adams still do it? ‘I write songs and I play them and I try not to overthink it or to feel reliant on this for anything other than what it is; sounds, words, feelings, and an excuse to hang out with good people. That’s virtue signalling, in case anyone asks.’

‘National treasure has a great new band’ – The Guardian

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7pm on Friday 4 May 2018
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to welcoming Pinkshinyultrablast back – for their first Manchester show in three years!

Pinkshinyultrablast, Russia’s finest export, have shared their new single In The Hanging Gardens, soon to available on limited edition 10-inch. The band have also announced an extensive UK tour as well their eagerly anticipated third album Miserable Miracles, due for release on 4 May via Club AC30 (UK) and Shelflife (USA).

With vocalist Lyubov recently moving to LA, the band have been exploring new ways of composing and collaborating. Partnered with a line-up refinement, the new material sees Pinkshinyultrablast go down a more electronic path while experimenting with new sounds and genres (including inspiration from Japanese pop such as Chiemi Manabe and Yellow Magic Orchestra).

Originally hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory than a gang of shoegaze addicts, the band have nevertheless seen great critical and commercial success since their debut album Everything Else Matters and follow-up Grandfeathered. They’ve been compared to bands such as Lush but this is no mere throwback tribute – due to their sharp, icy electronics and ability to subvert the genre, bringing something new to the table. They possess not only the spirit of late 80s/early 90s British bands like Cocteau Twins, but also machine-made sounds of the same era from Sabres Of Paradise or Global Communication, not to mention wider vibrations like Cluster, Popul Vuh, Terry Riley and Philip Glass.

On In The Hanging Gardens delicate vocals soar effortlessly above a haunting ambience and ethereal embellishments are complimented by a driven beat. It’s the perfect track to showcase the band’s new, more electronic direction and while retaining their signature quirkiness, there’s another layer of experimentation here.

Pinkshinyultrablast are Lyubov (vocals), Rustam (synths and electronics) and Roman (guitars).

‘A quiet riot of ethereal vocals and lustrous guitars. Pinkshinyultrablast a valid insight into young modern Russia via the early-90s Thames Valley’ – The Guardian

Special guests are Warm Digits. Warm Digits – aka Newcastle-based Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis – released their third album Wireless World, and first for Memphis Industries, in August 2017. They are the duo that, in the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, create ‘machine funk kraut-a-delia – it’s rather lovely!’ Warm Digits’ brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards Of Canada. Motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style guitar chops and squelchy analogue warmth are accompanied by live visuals in performances that have graced the psych fests of both London and Liverpool, seen them support the likes of Goblin, Modeselektor, ESG, St Etienne, Moon Duo and many more, toured the UK with British Sea Power and blown the audience away at Supersonic and many other festivals. Their blistering live sets of ‘krautophonic blizzard-wave’ have become have to be seen to be believed.

This standing show is a co-promotion with Manchester Psych Fest and Band on the Wall. This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Band on the Wall’s box office (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7.30pm on Friday 4 May 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be helping The Happy Soul launch their new album!

With influences as diverse and weird as Frank Zappa, Jake Thackray, Mahalia Jackson, Scott Walker, Nilsson and The Beach Boys, The Happy Soul are a hard band to pigeonhole. Part power-pop, part gospel, part Spector, they have been busy working on their new album, Big Wow, and will release it this Summer.

They will be performing their new LP in its entirety at this very special show, which will kick off a brief tour of the North of England.

Their debut album A White Dot On A Black Triangle is available at thehappysoul.bandcamp.com and on Spotify.

Special guests are Michael Seal & The Be Positives. Think hi-energy, 70s power-pop. Influenced by Nick Lowe, The Beatles, and melodic Stax, they are show-stoppers in their own right.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 3pm until late on Sunday 6 May 2018
Where: St Philip’s Church, Encombe Place, Salford, Lancashire, M3 6FJ

Hey! Manchester is delighted to be curating a stage at this year’s Sounds From The Other City – our tenth year in a row! SFTOC is a one-day music festival that celebrates the diversity of Greater Manchester’s ‘other city’.

The 12-hour event places many of the city’s favourite promoters –  including Now Wave, Comfortable on A Tightrope, Grey Lantern, Fat Out, The Beauty Witch and Bad Uncle – into several of our favourite venues and drinking establishments along Chapel Street.

Hey! Manchester is excited to be returning to a very special venue: St Philip’s Church. The building is one of Greater Manchester’s finest Georgian buildings, dating back to 1825, and its Greek style is unique in Salford.

Our line-up this year features Spectrum (Sonic Boom/Pete Kember), Barbarossa, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, William The Conqueror and Her’s – a diverse collection of artists, ranging from legendary space rock and swoonsome folk-tronica, via classic Americana and high-energy Scandinavian Casio pop, through to laid-back Liverpudlian pop. We love them all – and we’re hoping you might too. Give them a spin below:

To check out who else is playing Sounds From The Other City 2018, visit the soundsfromtheothercity.com.

Tickets, giving access to all stages, are available in person from Siop Shop, Common, Piccadilly Records and Font Chorlton, and online via Skiddle.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 May 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with the legendary Wreckless Eric for the first time – with special guest Vinny Peculiar!

You can’t talk about Wreckless Eric without mentioning his enduring hit Whole Wide World – covered in stadiums and sheds from Aberdeen to Alabama – but there’s more to him than just that.

With over 40 years of recording and touring behind him he shuns the dictates of nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away. His 2015 album amERICa was an urgent reminder of what he’s about, and new album Construction Time & Demolition is a musically complex trawl through the psyche of a man with plenty to say and nothing to lose.

It’s always been that way: loud, dissonant, lyrical and gently melodic – cogent music for desperate times.

Special guest is Vinny Peculiar. Singer-songwriter and poet Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes) grew up in Worcestershire and trained as a nurse before signing to Manchester cult label Ugly Man records (former home to Elbow). He’s since put out twelve albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty-year career and has regularly toured band, solo and duo shows. Variously described as ‘an under sung national treasure’ (Uncut), ‘a warm hearted Morrissey’ (Q) and ‘the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough’ (Irish Times), his past work associations include Bill Drummond (KLF), Luke Haines and Jah Wobble (PIL), and his various bands have included ex-members of The Smiths, Oasis, Aztec Camera and The Fall. He’s also written and recorded as Parlour Flames, the band he formed in 2013 with ex-Oasis rhythm guitarist Bonehead.

Current ‘concept’ album Silver Meadows is set in a 1980s long-stay psychiatric hospital, and is also in development as a musical stage play. New album Return of the Native, a Worcestershire-inspired collection of songs, comes out in May 2018.

‘Part Pulp, part Kinks, and very much part Peculiar, this is observational, punk-tinged songwriting at its best’ – Hot Press

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

Attend on: Facebook


All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Designed by ikram_zidane

Read our monthly gig guides on Creativetourist.com.