Tuesday 1 November – Gorilla
An Evening With Glen Matlock finds the punk pioneer at Manchester’s Gorilla. But whilst his involvement with the Sex Pistols is well documented, there’s far more to him that that – accoustic sets around the world, DJing in Brazil and Italy, solo albums … his CV has it all.
Thursday 3 November – Gorilla
Manchester born Geko continues to be at the forefront of a genre-defying scene fusing UK Rap and Afrobeats. After performing at festivals including Reading and Leeds, he is back on the road with an eight date headline tour climaxing in his hometown. Geko continues to see his standing grow worldwide with his unique sound helping him to a massive 25 million views on his YouTube Channel
Thursday 3 November – Albert Hall
After a fantastic start to 2016 with the release of her third album Beautiful Lies,which reached the top 10 in 43 countries, Birdy was featured on The Voice, Graham Norton and BBC Breakfast. Still only 20, the indie-pop/folk singer with an incredibly soulful voice has toured the world, performed at the Paralympics opening ceremony, received a Brit Award nomination and written songs which have been featured on hit movies The Fault In Our Stars and The Hunger Games. She is now back on tour, performing at Manchester’s Albert Hall
Christine and The Queens
Friday 4 November – O2 Apollo
Christine And The Queens performs in Manchester for the first time. Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) moved to London to study from Nantes, but instead found herself drawn to the arts and theatre world in Soho, where she met the drag queens of Madame JoJo’s who inadvertently helped birth Christine and the Queens. Chaleur Humaine turned seven-times platinum in her native France before its UK release in February and following performances on the Graham Norton Show and at Glastonbury climbed in to the UK top 10.
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Saturday 5 November – The Ritz
Nashville natives The Cadillac Three are set to return to Manchester following the release of their long-awaited album Bury Me In My Boots (released 5 August via Big Machine Records). In time-honoured tradition the album showcases their love of a hard-rockin’ good time and includes their 2015 hit single White Lightning. They were named as ‘Best New Band’ in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Saturday 5 November – Albert Hall
Corinne Bailey Rae performs at Manchester’s Albert Hall during her first UK headline tour in five years. She released her third album The Heart Speaks In Whispers back in May ahead of two nights at Manchester Arena supporting Lionel Richie. The album marks her first collection of new material for six years. She followed this up with performances at Glastonbury and British Summer Time as well as with a unique set of podcasts exploring the inspirations and themes behind the album.
Corinne Bailey Rae image courtesy chuffmedia