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Upcoming shows: Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show with Danny Goffey & his band has had to be cancelled. Refunds are available from the point of purchase.

We’re delighted to be working with Danny Goffey for the first time!

Drummer, songwriter and all round indie legend Danny Goffey is rock ‘n’ roll royalty, and he is back with the brand new LP, Schtick, and a non-stop, week-long tour of the UK, ‘Schtick Gigs in Scheven Days’.

Perhaps best known for being the drummer and one of the main songwriters in the indie legends band Supergrass, with whom he penned such hits as Alright and Caught by the fuzz, Danny has been writing and recording since the age of nine and, while creating and featuring in several bands between then and now, he has clocked up well over 2,000,000 album sales.

Since Supergrass split in 2010 after 17 years and seven albums, Danny has been the archetypal rock ‘n’ roll drifter. ‘I tried a few things, I tried cooking… I was bored,’ he says. But his itchy fretboard fingers never deserted him and, while at a local comedy gig in 2014, he ran into an old Supergrass fan who happened to own the Distiller Studio and its associated record label. ‘It turned out it was this amazing state of the art studio with Frank Sinatra’s old desk in it and some amazing equipment,’ Danny enthuses. ‘I just started doing some demos with no real reason. That was the start of Vangoffey.’ The following year, the debut solo album was released to much critical acclaim.

Buoyed by the success and reaction to his new album, Danny started writing for his second LP immediately but, for the very first time, under his own name. Released in June and again, to much critical acclaim, Schtick has been likened to Ian Dury meets Talking Heads with smatterings of Bolan, Bowie and Costello thrown in the mix. With no subject matter off limits, Danny brings the naughty nineties back to the forefront in 2018 and takes to the roads once again for a super intimate run of very special shows.

Tour support comes from Junior Bill. Junior Bill’s sound bears traces of the roots of British rock n roll, refracted through Two-tone and Stiff Records via the dub of Lee Scratch Perry and the global sensibility of Manu Chao. Junior Bill began as the solo project of songwriter Rob Nichols. In 2013 Rob gathered his mates in his local youth centre to form the band which would act as the vehicle for his astute, and catchy songs. The tight dub grooves of bassist Rory Saunders and drummer Jim Strickland underpin Rob’s distinctive voice and prescient commentary whilst Luke Owen and Joel Beswick bring the songs to life with a collage of dubby synth sounds and samples.

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

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