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When: 7.30pm on Friday 8 June 2012
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control. Refunds are available from the point of purchase. 

We’re proud to welcome Introducing, who are back in town to recreate the sound of seminal album Endtroducing.

‘From listening to the records, we just knew what to do.’

The seminal Endtroducing album is considered by most to be uncoverable – but Introducing are not your average ‘covers’ band. The 1996 album inspired a generation. It made the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s first completely sampled album. Introducing take the whole thing full circle, and return those samples into live musicianship, in the image that its creator intended.

Introducing’s note-for-note nine-piece recreation has already been turning heads on the festival circuit. After their debut at Festinho in 2008, Radio 1’s Rob da Bank booked them for Camp Bestival and Bestival in 2009, shortly before Ireland’s Electric Picnic picked them up too. Matt Derbyshire, the brains behind the band, has a smile on his face. ‘It seems to be gathering momentum now,’ he says. ‘We’ve put a lot of work into it, so it’s great that it seems to be paying off. We have gone to great lengths to recreate the exact sounds used in the original. The most important thing about these albums we are recreating is the sonic content. Also, there are sometimes a lot of parts, so Mick (sax), Andy (Keys) and myself all have a keyboard to hand to play sounds. I think we’ve only got one loop in the whole set and the concept of any backing tracks were outlawed from day one!’

Introducing bring their impressive Endtroducing live set back to Manchester following acclaimed performances at Band on the Wall and Club Academy in previous years. Book early for this more intimate outing at our favourite small venue.

This show is a co-promotion with One Inch Badge.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control. Refunds are available from the point of purchase. 

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