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The Manfreds

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
Thursday 8 December 2022
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing sty...

Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart

The Old Courts, Wigan
Thursday 8 December 2022
Combining global music, reggae, fusion and punk influences, Jah Wobble has entranced the world with his hypnotic bass riffs for over four decades and has become one of Britain's most influential and distinct bass players. Accompanied by h...

Jam on the Wall: Hosted by Blind Mic

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Thursday 8 December 2022
Jam on the Wall is our unique and versatile new jam night, an intimate space to improvise, express yourself and connect through music....

Bad Manners

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 9 - Friday 30 December 2022
Buster Bloodvessel, one of the biggest characters in Ska, has stayed loyal to the music and has become as influential as he is entertaining with his band Bad Manners, who are best known for their biggest hits, "Lip Up Fatty" (UK No.15 in 19...

Brown Brogues

Yes, Manchester
Friday 9 December 2022
Not the reunion you asked for, it?s the one you deserve! After a (pre-planned and) exacting seven year and two day hiatus, Brown Brogues are back on the 17th anniversary of the release of Ang Lee?s masterpiece Brokeback Mountain ? 9 Decembe...

frank sinatra

Brunos Bar, St Helens
Friday 9 December 2022
An evening with Frank Sinatra...

Andrew Wasylyk

Hallé at St Michael's, Manchester
Saturday 10 December 2022
Weaving the listener along a Modern-classical, Ambient and Jazz dream of Scotland's east coast, Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. ...

Nine Below Zero

The Old Courts, Wigan
Sunday 11 December 2022
South-London's finest rhythm and blues group, British blues rock institution Nine Below Zero have released both commercially and critically acclaimed albums since being formed in in 1977 by guitarist and lead vocalist Dennis Greaves. Named ...

Victor Brox + his 5 piece band + Autumn to May + DJ red Tin Dave

Golden Lion, Todmorden
Sunday 11 December 2022
A legendary bluesman from Manchester, who was described by Hendrix as having the greatest white blues voice he ever heard. He also plays keys and more...

A Coltrane Christmas with the James Harms Quartet

Fuel Cafe Bar, Manchester
Sunday 11 December 2022
The James Harms Quartet will be playing a selection of John Coltrane classics and deep cuts, before launching into an open jam....

Ali Roocroft

Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge, Manchester
Tuesday 13 - Thursday 29 December 2022
Jazz pianist-vocalist Ali Roocroft has been playing piano since he can remember. He has toured nationally and internationally with esteemed jazz artists as well as northern treasures such as Tony Christie, as well as earning his bachelors a...

Clutch

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Thursday 15 December 2022
While musical trends have come and gone since Clutch originally formed in Maryland, USA in 1991, they've always thrived by just sitting back and doing their own thing. Coming from American punk and hardcore influenced roots, they moved more...

Mandrake Handshake

Yes, Manchester
Thursday 15 December 2022
Formed in Oxford in 2018, hypnotic psych collective Mandrake Handshake - christened after a song by The Brian Jonestown Massacre - incorporate influences ranging from krautrock, funk, Japanese animation and Latin pastoral poetry to create a...

Hackney Colliery Bands Christmas Cracker

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday 15 December 2022
at Blues Kitchen, Manchester on 15th December 2022...

Jools Holland

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Friday 16 December 2022
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are a rhythm and blues band led by boogie-woogie pianist Jools Holland. Holland formed the band in 1994 and the current 20-piece band consists of piano, organ, drums, female vocals, electri...

Mcr Blues Review

The Yard, Manchester
Friday 16 December 2022
An intimate evening of live folk and blues with some of Manchester's finest musicians....

Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester
Monday 19 December 2022 - Saturday 21 January 2023
Come and be whisked away to the Fleetwood Mac tribute of your "Dreams" with a programme selected from the band's impressive catalogue of most treasured iconic Rock masterpieces. A talented group of classical musicians will be melding sounds...

Alex Dee

Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge, Manchester
Monday 19 December 2022
Wirral-born, Manchester-based Dr. Alex Dee is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has been part of the North-West music scene for many years. He plays music from multiple genres and eras and loves to sing songs that tell stories and have...

3 Decades of Low End Theory

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Monday 19 December 2022
at Blues Kitchen, Manchester on 19th December 2022...

IRIS EP Launch + Sticky Sol + Strange Brew collective

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wednesday 21 December 2022
IRIS EP Launch + Sticky Sol + Strange Brew collective + The Beautiful Sinners on 21st December 2022 @ Band on the wall Bar stage...

Rat Pack - Swingin' at The Sands

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
Thursday 22 December 2022
Take three great West End Singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect day's entertainment with The Rat Pack tribute show, "Swingin' At The Sands!" rec...

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 28 December 2022
The sensational Glenn Miller Orchestra swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller's own arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay. Featuring: Pennsylvania 6-5000,...

Mr Scruff + MC Kwasi - Keep It Unreal NYE

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 31 December 2022
Mr. Scruff and MC Kwasi bring in the new year in fine style with a 6 hour DJ session of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and plenty of goodies that don't fit into any category....

Jon Cleary Solo

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Wednesday 4 January 2023
at Blues Kitchen, Manchester on 4th January 2023....

Klezmer-ish

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Monday 9 January 2023
Klezmer-ish are four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, the quartet explore the music of ...

Dean Friedman

Matt And Phred's, Manchester
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia', 'McDonald's Girl' and more. Following his ...

Animals As Leaders

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 12 January 2023
When unknown virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker ANIMALS AS LEADERS in 2009, few would have predicted the now ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed, genre defying instrumental Washington D.C. trio'...

Candlelight: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester
Thursday 12 January 2023
The Candlelight series presents a tribute to one of the most enduring voices of our times. Amy Winehouse left a legacy in the jazz and pop world and connected with listeners globally. Maybe it is the tragedy and triumph in her music, or per...

The Chicago Blues Brothers

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Saturday 14 January 2023
The Chicago Blues Brothers have put the band back together and are 'Cruisin for a Bluesin' taking you to the music capitals of the USA for one night of spectacular live music. This award-winning tribute to Jake & Elwood Blues is bringing yo...

Candlelight Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester
Saturday 14 January 2023
Discover the music of Ella Fitzgerald performed by a jazz ensemble in this stunning location under the gentle glow of candlelight. Expect to hear beautiful renditions of songs like Dream A Little Dream, All Of Me, Summertime and It Dont Mea...

Alina Bzhezhinska & Tony Kofi - The Story of John & Alice Coltrane

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Is there a more iconic duo in jazz than John and Alice Coltrane? Both masterful musicians with a shared vision of spirituality in their music, together and individually they've created some of the most cosmic sounds in the history of the ge...

Totally Tina

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Friday 20 January 2023
Shake a tail feather with the UK's favourite Tina Turner spectacular.... aka Justine Riddoch and her talented cast. Supported by her super-talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the supreme Ti...

Lucinda Williams

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 22 January 2023
Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly has taken on some of the human, social and political issues of our day during the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career. The Louisiana country and blues rocker ha...

Stuart McCallum

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Sunday 22 January 2023
The beautiful ambient-electronica-jazz soundscapes from Manchester guitarist and composer Stuart McCallum maint a magical combination of both acoustic and electronic instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound. One half of The...

Shabazz Palaces

Yes, Manchester
Wednesday 25 January 2023
Now Wave presents Shabazz Palaces at YES The Pink room on 23rd March 2022 ...

Old Sea Brigade

Gullivers, Manchester
Wednesday 25 January 2023
Ben Cramer describes 5 AM Paradise, his vivid and moving third album as Old Sea Brigade, as a coming-of-age record: ten songs that balance youthful abandon with maturity and restraint, full of imaginative flourishes, evocative textures, and...

Sammy Rae & The Friends

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Friday 27 January - Saturday 4 February 2023
Band on the Wall presents... Sammy Rae & The Friends live at Band on the wall, Manchester on January 27th 2023...

Brother/Citizens of Intel/Vardy Band/The Surgeiacs

The Boulevard, Wigan
Friday 27 January 2023
Sounds From The Street's first gig of 2023 and it's a belter 3 wigan bands and an out of town band. You'll always find a non wigan band at our gigs. ...
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