Wednesday 23 November – O2 Ritz
New York singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez has quickly become the voice of the teen generation since her run on the US version of The Voice, racking up huge fan support since releasing her debut EP Dollhouse in 2014 quickly following by first album Cry Baby in 2015. The angst-ridden alt-pop princess is set to release her second album in 2017.
Thursday 24 November – Deaf Institute
Jesca Hoop’s new album Memories Are Now is set for release on 10 February 2017. She’ll be previewing some of the material from the forthcoming album in solo fashion as well as reliving songs from her recent collaboration with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Love Letter For Fire, which she toured throughout 2016. Support comes from Fabrizio Cammarata.
Thursday 24 November – The Ruby Lounge
Anybody who was at Molotov Jukebox’s Gorilla appearance earlier this year will no doubt testify to the fantastic party the gig became. After a fantastic summer and release of follow up album Tropical Gypsy, Natalia Tena and the gang are back on the road bringing South American party beats, a whole host of jazz, fun and hilarity on the Just The Thrill UK Winter Tour. Forget the cold outside this will make you want to grab a cocktail and dance the night away.
Friday 25 November – Gorilla
Continuing to rise through the ranks of the pop world, Anne-Marie comes back to Manchester, performing at Gorilla. Her recent single Alarm has broken through the Gold mark in the UK, she has racked up more than 250 million online streams and sold over 2.5 million singles around the world. The incredibly talented artist has recently revealed a stunning stripped back version of her song Peak. Support comes from Dan Caplen.
Friday 25 November – The Ruby Lounge
One of Manchester’s fasted up and coming acts, Louie Louie perform at The Ruby Lounge. Stand up rock and roll with attitude and the kick-ass voice of lead singer Rita Faria, Louie Louie have an instant appeal – storming guitar riffs, a throwback retro feel and a stage presence which would make most bands envious.
Saturday 26 November – Albert Hall
Mercury Prize nominees Slaves more than earned a reputation for themselves as one of the UK’s fiercest live acts with their constant touring and festival appearances off the back of their debut album Are you Satisfied? which crashed in to the UK top 10 and garnered huge critical acclaim. They released their brand new album Take Control just a few weeks back and saw it go straight to the top 10 again.