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Upcoming shows: Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 4 March 2017
Where: The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB

We’re delighted to be working with Meilyr Jones once more!


It’s been an amazing – and busy! – year for Meilyr Jones. Following rave reviews for his solo debut album 2013, released in March via Moshi Moshi, he’s toured the land rapidly building a devoted fanbase and stealing hearts at festivals and headline shows.

Now, in celebration of his most excellent year, Meilyr returns with a new recording of Return To Life, one of the many stand-out tracks from his album. This new version is a recording made with the band with whom he’s toured throughout the summer, serving as an alternate version to the more orchestrated original that features on the album.

Meilyr is soon to take to the road again, playing a clutch of regional shows in December, then again in 2017, for a five-date tour in March.

‘There are traces of Welsh peers Cate Le Bon and Euros Childs, but Jones has a broader palette: 30-piece orchestra, accordion, choir, field recordings et al… This is Meilyr’s time’ – MOJO

‘What a lovely record this is… 2013 fits snugly into the line of cosmic Welsh music alongside the work of Gruff Rhys and Euros Childs’ – The Guardian

Support comes from Manchester’s MOTHER.

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