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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 Wednesday 15 November 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Son of Dave again – plus special guest Gideon Conn!

Son of Dave, the one and only harmonica and beatbox blues maverick, is back for another season. Music For Cop Shows is classic S.o.D, loaded with instrumental hooks, original blues-flavoured songs, irresistible grooves and sly madness. His music has appeared in Breaking Bad, Bloodline, Preacher and other television crime dramas, which seems to have encouraged him to put the cart before the horse and create a loose cannon of ditties harking back to 1970s cop shows. Or not. It’s typical Son of Dave messing with you, using ingredients only he can cook with. Fans know it well. It’s his eighth album, and he’s’ not made a weak one yet.

The artist himself on Music For Cop shows: ‘I got the call from Mr Big of Big Records, you know? They got another tune into yet another crime drama. They keep asking for more though. So I made this record for ’em. “Stick that in your soundtrack,” I said.’

Accompanying the 3 November release will be a cheerful November and December club tour of the UK.

Son of Dave is 50 years old, and has lived for 21 years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg, Canada where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. His resumé is long, having had many other successes along the way. He plans to perform until his 80s at least, pointing out that there is no pension plan for Bluesmen, and the whole live-fast-die-young game is for kids who can’t handle their booze, or their managers simply after publicity.

Support comes from Gideon Conn. Manchester-based artist and musician Gideon Conn has been astonishing crowds in the UK. He is a uniquely gifted songwriter who uses a broad spectrum of music to conjure up songs that you will never have heard the like of before. Whether solo acoustic or with his lively and lovable band, he never fails to fill you with wonder and leave you with a massive grin!

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

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