Duo Nicole Atkins and Jim Sclavunos will headline at Manchester’s YES as their UK tour nears its end.  The Manchester gig is one of 11 UK dates they are playing.

The run of dates comes after the duo shared Strange Weather, a duet cover version of the Tom Waits track made famous by Marianne Faithfull.

The single is accompanied by their own composition A Man Like Me.

Nicole and Jim were joined on Strange Weather by guitarist George Vjestica (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and pianist/keyboardist Dave Sherman (Valerie June, Elle King), and on A Man Like Me by Mickey Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween, guitar) and Terry Edwards (sax).

Their live shows will feature tracks from Nicole Atkins’ latest album Italian Ice along with tracks from her back catalogue alongside new songs from the duo’s upcoming duets album.

Speaking about the sonic feel of their duets, Nicola Atkins explained, “I think our music sounds like heavy ancient books thrown down to the gutter by gods during a hurricane — in slow motion.  With Jim adding Sclavunos, “Or psychedelic folk tunes written by lonely Martians!”

When do Nicole Atkins and Jim Sclavunos headline at Manchester’s YES?

Nicole Atkins and Jim Sclavunos headline at Manchester’s YES on 7 June 2023.  They will also perform at Chester’s St Mary Creative Space on 11 June.


Image of Nicole Atkins and Jim Sclavunos courtesy Shervin Lainez