Explore the local sounds of the city we love as we take a journey of discovery across music inspired by the world we live in.
Featuring the following 3 bands (for the price of one ticket!)
Big Bad Wolf
London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves…this distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition. From the band’s first experimentations in 2014 there has always been a primary focus on the blend within their slightly unconventional line up and how to work that into a contemporary sound whilst still honouring the improvisational element of the jazz tradition.
Passionate collective brimming with musicality & potential, fusing contrasting genres into their own unique sound. Playing with artists including Bombay Bicycle Club & Andreya Triana, Halfpenny recently released their debut EP 'Halfcut'.
Project Jam Sandwich A world folk fusion quintet of award-winning musicians hailing from Manchester having studied at the RNCM, who concoct captivating sets of exhilarating improvisations, infectious rhythm and beautiful melody from around the globe. From South Africa to Bulgaria to Scotland, their music has situated them as rising stars in their field. They have performed at the BBC Proms, The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, BBC Radio 3, Aldeburgh Festival, Fishguard and Ulverston International Music Festivals and Celtic Connections to name but a few and their exuberant live performances regularly bring audiences to their feet.
For more inspiring music part of our 10 days programme:
Rock On (09th of January) From exciting young talent (and we do mean young!) to established bands. Join us for a boost of adrenaline for 2016 alongside new rock royalty. More info here
The Poetry of Sound (10th of January) Let three musicians that stir your soul relax you into the end of your weekend, leaving you refreshed for your week ahead. More info here
Dark Side of Electro Pop (13th of January) Leave the light behind and join us in the shadows with finely crafted electro tunes challenging our very existence. More info here
Strictly Instrumental (14th of January) Let the beauty of the instrument shine. This is a series of alternative instrumental pieces putting masters of their craft on the centre stage. More info here