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Upcoming shows: Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Kristin Hersh... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 13 April 2023
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

PLEASE NOTE: Sadly this show has been cancelled due to injury, with refunds available from the point of purchase. Here’s a message from William:

‘I am deeply saddened and very frustrated to announce that I have no choice but to cancel my UK tour which was due to begin this week. My hand, which sustained an injury and subsequent bone infection in Jan 21 has flared back up. I require surgery this week to remove a piece of wood that has been found to be still inside of my hand from the original puncture wound. Why has it flared up this last week and been fine for the previous 12 months? I have no idea. It’s made the past 3 shows with Liz very painful. I hate cancelling shows. Especially when this, my first UK headline tour was going to be such a special time. I understand the trouble many of you went to, organising travel and planning roadtrips etc. This decision was a very difficult one to make. However, the risk of long term damage if I delayed the treatment combined with the immediate impaired function for playing guitar made it the necessary one.

‘Thank you for your understanding and love, ill be back out there ASAP and look forward to seeing you then.’

We’re excited to be working with William Crighton for the first time!

William Crighton is an acclaimed Australian rock roots artist and storyteller. In 2022 Crighton released his third album Water and Dust, toured to sold out audiences in his home country Australia and performed a three month tour in the UK and Euro which included major festivals as well as opening for Canadian bluegrass sensation The Dead South, rock legends Midnight Oil on their final ever tour and folk hero Beans on Toast.

Crighton returns to the Northern hemisphere in 2023 for a run of special shows.

‘Like Tom Waits and Nick Cave, William Crighton is an original. But, apart from that, he’s like no one else‘ – Stack Magazine

Tour support comes from New Zealand’s Proteins of Magic. Living between Tamaki Makaurau Auckland and Nashville, Tennessee, Kelly Sherrod is a multi-faceted artist working across both audio and visual formats. She writes, produces and performs her music, creates visual worlds from claymation to digital art. Through her work she blurs the boundaries between innovative alt-pop and contemporary art music, bringing into existence a world that is uniquely her own.

‘I consider her in that lineage of female musicians with a completely unique voice and approach, in the tradition of Nina Simone, Nico, Patti Smith, Björk, etc. She is the real deal’ – Shayne Carter

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