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Upcoming shows: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Avec Sans... Kiran Leonard... Michael Nau... Good Morning... Jen Cloher... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts... The Dears... Thomas Truax... Frankie Rose... The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Robbie Cavanagh... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Jared & The Mill... Julie Byrne... The Burning Hell... Left Lane Cruiser... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Karl Blau... The Deslondes... Will Varley...

When: 7pm on Friday 20 May 2016
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Son of Dave for the first time!


Son of Dave releases his seventh studio album – this time, a collection of cover tunes, packaged up like the old K-Tel Super Hits compilations from the 1970s. It’s a mad selection of songs to cover, spanning a century of music. All sorts of genres are jammed through Son of Dave’s funky sausage machine, all coming out sounding naturally like his own. Daft Punk, Leadbelly, AC/DC and Rudimental all get given his tough harmonica and beatbox treatment, and are subject to his growling and loving vocals. It’s an album to give the people what they want: popular songs they know already, belted out from the old cult bluesman’s gut.

Connoisseurs of the cover song will rejoice with tunes by Paloma Faith, War, The Bar-Keys and John Lee Hooker. Even Pump Up The Jam is dragged onto the dance floor again. Only two of these tunes have appeared on previous albums. Fans have heard many of these tunes at shows and have been long awaiting the chance to spin ’em at home.

A UK Tour to accompany the album is of course the tradition, and his ever-growing all-ages eclectic fanbase will be there THIS SMASHING MONTH OF MAY, rowdy and willing to participate. It’s certainly the best and most energetic one-man show you’ll find, with hardcore fans regularly travelling long distances to see him many times.

Support comes from The Church. The Church is a non-stop party church service featuring the best soul, blues and disco tunes fronted by insane Pastor and Pentecostal pervert Rev. Michael Alabama Jackson. By the end you’ll be on your knees praying for more – think Sister Act on speed!

Tickets are available from Seetickets.com. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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