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When: 7.30pm on Friday 3 December 2021
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

PLEASE NOTE: This show is sadly cancelled. Please contact your ticket vendor for a refund, and watch this space for news of future Kaia Kater dates in Manchester. Here’s a note from Kaia’s team:

‘We’re so sorry to bring this news but Kaia has to cancel the November dates. We all hoped that we would be beyond the risk of the virus at this point but unfortunately for Kaia, who is immunocompromised, it’s too risky with the Delta variant, even with her vaccinated.’

We’re excited to be working with Kaia Kater for the first time!

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to folk music; the other the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as NPR, CBC Radio, Rolling Stone, BBC Music and No Depression.

Kaia started her career early, crafting her first EP Old Soul (2013) when she was just out of high school. Since then, she’s gone on to release two albums, Sorrow Bound (2015) and Nine Pin (2016). Her most recent album weaves between hard-hitting songs that touch on social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement (Rising Down, Paradise Fell) and more personal narratives speaking to life and love in the digital age (Saint Elizabeth).

Nine Pin won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Stingray Rising Star Award and sent Kaia on an 18-month touring journey from Ireland to Iowa, including stops at The Kennedy Center, Hillside Festival and London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush.

For her third album, Grenades (October 2018, Folkways/acronym Records), she took a decidedly different direction, choosing to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles, in order to convey a wider array of emotions and topics, most notably her paternal ancestry. Grenades was nominated for a 2019 JUNO Award and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.

‘Where bluegrass meets Nina Simone’ – The Guardian

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You.

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