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When: 8pm on Saturday 23 July 2022
Where: Low Four Studio, Deansgate Mews, Great Northern, Manchester M3 4EN

PLEASE NOTE: This show is postponed and now takes place in July 2022. All other details are the same and original tickets remain valid.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This show has now sold out!

We’re delighted to be presenting an intimate show with Francis Lung at Low Four!

Francis Lung is a singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Manchester. He began writing and stockpiling music after the demise of his former band WU LYF in 2012. The unique brand of power pop featured on his recorded output spans genres as diverse as disco, soft rock and alt-country whilst gliding seamlessly between them.

Latest album Miracle was released in June 2021 on Memphis Industries. Despite its serious subject matter, Miracle is far from austere in sound, marrying the cinematic, dreamlike quality of Francis’ earlier music with the pared-back charm of great singer-songwriters like Judee Sill, Jeff Tweedy and Elliott Smith.

This show – part of Independent Venue Week 2022 – takes place at Low Four Studio, the recording studio and venue on Deansgate Mews in the Great Northern. Francis Lung made his video for The Let Down there.

Main support comes from is Ben Gregory. Ben Gregory is the lead singer and songwriter of Blaenavon, the acclaimed group. Showcasing his own material, this is a rare chance to see him perform a solo show.

Opening the show is Emily Mercer. Emily Mercer is a singer-songwriter based in Manchester. With deep vocals, rich chords and punchy hooks her piano-driven songs fuse her jazz, indie and folk influences. Mercer’s songs create drama through soaring melodies, striking harmony and sharp lyricism. Her work has attracted comparisons to artists such as Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Joan Armatrading and Weyes Blood, as well as to jazz singers of the past. Her soul-searching lyrics explore self-growth, mental health and what it means to be an artist and a woman today.

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

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