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Upcoming shows: Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Robbie Cavanagh... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Skinny Lister...

When: 6.30pm on Saturday 8 October 2022
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

PLEASE NOTE: This show now opens at 6.30pm – with The Hanging Stars on at 7pm and The Sheepdogs at 8pm, and a 10pm curfew.

We’re over the moon to be welcoming Canada’s The Sheepdogs back to Manchester.

The Sheepdogs are an old time rock n roll revival every bit as dynamic on stage as they are on record. The five-man outfit hailing from the remote Canadian city of Saskatoon, have logged thousands of hours on stage and many more on the highway as they’ve gone from playing the roadhouses and taverns across Canada to performing at every major music festival in America. Along the way they’ve released 6 full length albums of original tunes influenced by the masters of the classic rock era.

Their latest release No Simple Thing is a classic case of giving the people what they want. In uncertain times the boys have stuck with what works: a strong melody, a hot guitar lick and a good word. The result is pure and simple musical comfort food. Six songs of heart ache, summer flings and finding salvation in the sanctity of rock ‘n’ roll. No Simple Thing is a life raft for music fans in a time of great need.

The Sheepdogs have had nine Top 20 songs including three Number One singles in their native Canada. Their albums Learn & Burn and The Sheepdogs both went platinum and yielded the platinum singles I Don’t Know and Feeling Good. They were the first unsigned band on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon twice and have been nominated for 10 Juno Awards, winning four.

Tour support comes from The Hanging Stars. With Hollow Heart The Hanging Stars transcend their well-earned reputation as masters of a captivating meld of blissful psychedelic folk and harmony-laden cosmic country. This fourth album from the accomplished London five-piece – recorded at Edwyn Collins Clashnarrow Studios in north-eastern Scotland –  scales fresh artistic heights, as they conjure a record more sonically varied, more contemporary, and less in awe of its influences.

In parallel to their three acclaimed albums – Over The Silvery Lake (2016), Songs For Somewhere Else (2017) and A New Kind Of Sky (2020) – they’ve built a formidable live reputation both as performers and – through long-standing relationships with West Coast peers such as GospelbeacH and Miranda Lee Richards – participants and instigators of memorable happenings.

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