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Upcoming shows: Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Coruja Jones... Wesley Gonzalez... Seazoo... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... Stars... Weyes Blood... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 8pm on Monday 8 November 2021
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

We’re delighted to be working with Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys for the first time!

One of the most exciting bands to have entered the UK folk scene in the past twenty years, The Lost Boys is the brainchild of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Kelly. The Lost Boys band has gained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the UK and they have packed out festival tents and venues the world over since they started in 2016.

With the virtuosic talents of Jamie Francis (banjo), Graham Coe (cello), Toby Shaer (whistles/fiddle), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (drums), The Lost Boys have become known for their eclectic and innovative reworking of traditional songs and tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA, as well as stunning original music and the occasional surprise classic rock cover.

Described by Seth Lakeman as ‘one of the best bands on the scene’ and by broadcaster Mark Radcliffe as ‘amazing, thrilling music’, expect to hear uplifting melodies, soaring harmonies and high-octane instrumental performances of the highest calibre – all led by Sam’s stunning vocals and tempered with a dash of cheeky humour.

After the critically acclaimed album Pretty Peggy saw them nominated for best group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2018, The Lost Boys have finished a hotly anticipated new album of brand new material, due for release in summer 2021. This show will be part of the album launch tour and will feature never-before-heard performances of brand new material.

Special guest is George Boomsma. Having been honing his song-writing craft and live performances over the past decade, George Boomsma has been quietly gaining some well-earnt attention and acclaim. Based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, George’s pure voice and tumbling guitar make for a bewitching combination – warm and melancholy, melodic yet forceful, he exhibits a maturity and poetic lyricism that have left audiences around the country entranced.

He has been invited to play alongside many impressive and established artists such as Paul Smith (Maximo Park), Neill Maccoll, Kathryn Williams, Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers), The Travelling Band, Skinny Lister, Chloe Foy, Jefferson Hamer, Emma Langford, Martha Tilston and Katherine Priddy. On top of these live performances, his music been featured on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

‘A sensational guitarist and a beautiful singer-songwriter, a name to watch’ – Moseley Folk Festival

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

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Dice.fm, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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