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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: 7pm on Wednesday 1 March 2023
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be bringing Sweet Baboo back to Manchester – this time to The Deaf Institute.

Sweet Baboo is the alter ego of North Walian musician and songwriter Stephen Black. His career has spanned over two decades and has seen him release six albums to date to critical acclaim.

He is currently putting the finishing touches to a new record, his first in over five years, which will be released in early 2023.

Sweet Baboo has not performed live since End of The Road Festival 2018 but that’s not to say Black hasn’t been busy – most recently in January 2022 releasing and touring his second album as Group Listening, entitled Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2. with pianist Paul Jones.

It’s been a long while and it’s exciting to finally have Sweet Baboo back.

‘Beautifully judged (electronic) psych-pop record that hums with warmth’ – Uncut magazine on 2017 album Wild Imagination

‘With a blend of humility and affection, Stephen Black, [is] a honey-voiced man with a goal of becoming the Harry Nilsson of Snowdonia.’ – The Times on 2015 album The Boombox Ballads

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