Tuesday 30 August – Deaf Institute
The first country artist to be signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records, Margo Price saw her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter catch the attention of critics and the public alike. The Nashville based singer channels the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Bobbie Gentry, with a big voice over a sound with more than a little hint of rock.
Tuesday 30 August – Band on the Wall
Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson performs at Band on the Wall. She has been co-writing and producing with Leonard Cohen for 30 years and performing as a vocalist. 2015 saw her release her second solo album Caffeine, crossing between soul, rhythm and blues, folk and jazz.
Wednesday 31 August – Sound Control
Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss formed LANY in 2014. The old school friends collaborated on some songs that Klein had written and within days they had created a clutch of anthems that were too good to ignore. Now following a summer of serious festivaling they come to Manchester’s Sound Control
Wednesday 31 August – Matt and Phreds
Fresh from her stunning perform at Band on the Wall during Manchester Jazz Festival 2016, Kyla Brox returns to the home of Manchester jazz Matt and Phreds. Soulful, jazzy, soft, tender, urgent and gritty, she has several striking albums to her name and is a phenomenal talent.
Echo and the Bunnymen
Thursday 1 September – The Ritz
As one of the most seminal British rock acts of all time, the band’s loyal and ever growing following is showing no signs of abating. They have been responsible for some of the most celebrated singles in music history – Rescue, The Killing Moon, Lips Like Sugar, The Cutter, The Back of Love & Nothing Lasts Forever to name but a few.
Tim Burgess and Peter Gordon
Friday 2 September – Gorilla
Tim Burgess and Peter Gordon perform at Gorilla on the day of the release of their new album Same Language, Different Worlds. The Charlatans frontman originally met New Yorker Gordon in 2012 and they decided then on a music collaboration. Burgess had been a long time fan of Gordon’s work with Arthur Russell and The Love Of Life Orchestra.