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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to host the first Manchester headline show by Later Youth!

Later Youth is the new solo project from British singer-songwriter and producer Jo Dudderidge. His distinctive voice, soulful piano and lyrical wit take centre stage within songs and arrangements that have drawn comparisons ranging from Rufus Wainwright to The Bees and Dr. John.

Having fronted revered Manchester cult heroes The Travelling Band for over a decade, the multi-instrumentalist has also made his name playing piano for other artists including Ren Harvieu, Aldous Harding, James Walsh and Lissie (the latter invited him to open on her world tour in 2019).

The soul-piano of Nuclear Love (Demo) is a hint of what’s to come, and with more music due in the new year this is an opportunity to see something from the very beginning – with his first full band outing in Manchester at Gullivers. Not to be missed!

‘It’s rare for a lesser known warm up act to have such a huge impact on an audience but all eyes were fixated to something, and someone, who we wish could’ve gone on forever’ – Gig Junkies

Special guest is Hannah Ashcroft. A graduate of classical literature and self-taught guitarist, Hannah Ashcroft creates a distinctive brand of self produced indie folk. With influences from John Martyn to St Vincent, she effortlessly blends her unique guitar style with lyrics inspired by the likes of Ovid and Murakami. Her latest single Landfire and debut EP The Quiet Kind were featured heavily on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, while earning praise from Folk Radio UK. Downfall, an ambient collaboration written with experimental artist Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod/Negra Branca), was also debuted on BBC 6 Music by Mary Anne Hobbs. Last year, she was selected to collaborate with Mercury-nominated artist Beth Orton, as part of music charity Brighter Sound’s gender equality initiative Both Sides Now. She was then invited to perform and take part in a panel discussion for Unheard Voices, a gender equality conference held at EU Parliament in Brussels. From desert roadhouses to boutique festivals, she has toured and busked her way across the UK, Europe and Australia and has since performed at Walton Folk Festival, Manchester International Festival and Dot to Dot Festival.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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