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Upcoming shows: Douga... The Handsome Family... The BellRays... Karl Blau... Vinny Peculiar... Spinning Coin... A Bingo Records showcase... Mt. Wolf... Elle Mary & The Bad Men... Sweet Baboo... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... The Blow... South Island Son... Brooke Sharkey... The Sheepdogs... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Honeyfeet... KAZE... Slug... Pinkshinyultrablast... Wreckless Eric... Simone Felice... Barrence Whitfield and The Savages... Pete Astor... I’m With Her... Chad Valley... The Breath... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... GospelbeacH... Charles Watson... Curse of Lono... Born Ruffians...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 27 April 2018
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be helping KAZE launch their new single, Fierce!

KAZE are a ‘vibrant, future-facing’ band based in Manchester. Graham McCusker from Paisley and Amy Webber from Kent met while studying opera at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2012. They started writing songs while Graham was undergoing chemotherapy for Leukaemia in 2016 and as soon as he finished treatment, they recorded and released their first EP in 2017. Amy writes the lyrics and is the lead singer while Graham writes the music, plays keys and cracks bad jokes. They decided on the name KAZE, because it means ‘wind’ in Japanese – we’ll let you decide why…

KAZE have been supported by BBC Introducing and have secured airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland (live session and Single of the Week), BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Oxford and Amazing Radio. KAZE have been selected on numerous playlists and as Artist of the week for Richer Unsigned. Their one-take music video for their first single Pinned On You was made Video of the Month by OurStage for two months in succession.

‘That’s really quite something, isn’t it? Operatic, off-kilter, syncopated prog-pop’ – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland

Support comes from Angus Munro, a piano-based singer-songwriter living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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