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Upcoming shows: Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Brown Brogues... Jesca Hoop... Old Sea Brigade... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin + Tommy Stinson... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... Unthank : Smith... Ailbhe Reddy... Neil Cowley... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 17 September 2022
Where: The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday Street, Manchester M1 1BE

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show now takes place at the Peer Hat, rather than the Eagle Inn. Original tickets remain valid and all other details are the same.

We’re delighted to be working with Curtis Eller for the first time!

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. The twenty-year show business veteran started his career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, but has since turned to the banjo because that’s where the money is. He is a prolific songwriter who’s banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one.

Eller and his band, The American Circus, have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic stage performances that employ a ragged, antique rock & roll sound to bring the historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. This September, Mr. Eller will embark on a solo, acoustic tour of the UK.

Local support comes from Granfalloon. About to release his as-yet-unnamed fourth album, Granfalloon continues the work of third album, Positive Songs, to focus more on traditional songwriting, and not quite traditional storytelling, to chisel out small, beautiful moments. This new album showcases this non-traditional storytelling with subject matter like… the meta-narrative approach to the dangers to you and the relationships around you that writing can have, expressing love through mathematical formulae, and 8 year old girls catching bees in Tupperware boxes, all with a heavy dose of Richard Lomax’s absurdism.

The first singles from the new album have picked up support from BBC 6 Music, drawing complimentary ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from both Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson.

This show is a co-promotion with Shh! Promotions.

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