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When: 7.30pm on Monday 7 October 2013
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

PLEASE NOTE: This show will now take place in the more intimate surroundings of The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street. All other show details remain the same, and original tickets are still valid.

We’re delighted to be working with Devon Sproule for the first time.

Troubadour Devon Sproule returns with a new body of collaborative work with Mike O’Neill of Canadian indie band, the Inbreds. They release new album Colours via Tin Angel Records on 23 September.

Following on from her acclaimed talent for moulding elements of jazz and folk with an indie-pop and country pastiche comes this self-effacing collaboration, bringing with it a new-found confidence that has allowed Sproule and O’Neill to stretch into a new musical ground.

The duo first met when O’Neill submitted a song to Low-Key Karaoke, a project in which Sproule splices videos of herself and others singing together to create remote duets. At first too shy to video himself, Sproule encouraged O’Neill to submit more and before long, they were writing songs together; he from Halifax, Nova Scotia and she currently located in Austin, Texas.

Colours features an all-star Toronto band including guitar and synth wiz Thom Gill, a rhythm section borrowed from the R&B project Bernice (Robin Dann on vocals, Philip Melanson on Drums and Dan Fotin on bass) and Sandro Perri at the production helm.

There is a striking resemblance between Devon and Mike, though one might have to look a little closer to find it in their music. O’Neill’s early work as singer/bassist/songwriter for the Inbreds paved the way for a solo career of complex, melody-driven pop. After an eight-year hiatus, 2012 saw him release his follow-up solo album Wild Lines.

O’Neill credentials include winning the Gemini award for his compositions on food programme French Food At Home, and he is known for his portrayal of Thomas Collins in TV show Trailer Park Boys.

American chanteuse Devon Sproule has four critically acclaimed albums under her Tin Angel belt, including I Love You, Go Easy and Keep Your Silver Shined. Performances include at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Moseley Folk Festival along with sell-out performances from Union Chapel and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tour supports include a plethora of legendary artists such as Richie Havens, Lucinda Williams and Bill Callahan.

Tour support comes from Toronto’s Bernice, performing here as a duo.

PLEASE NOTE: This show will now take place in the more intimate surroundings of The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street. All other show details remain the same, and original tickets are still valid.

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