Sunday 9 April – The Castle
A country band most definitely on the rise, Dexeter perform at The Castle.  Dexeter recently returned from Nashville, where they performed a number of shows including a bucketlist moment at the prestigious Bluebird Café, and co-wrote two tracks from their EP with Payton Taylor and Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson, Will Hoge, Nashville Soundtrack).  Support comes from outstanding trio Dahlia.

Alejandro Escovedo

Sunday 9 April – The Deaf Institute
One of this week’s top Manchester gigs, sees renowned songwriter and singer Alejandro Escovedo perform at the Deaf Institute in support of his new album Burn Something Beautiful, written in conjunction with Peter Buck (R.E.M) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5).

British Sea Power

Tuesday 11 April – O2 Ritz
British Sea Power perform a Manchester gig in support of their new album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party during their seven date UK tour.  The new release is a collection of twelve songs covering subject matters ranging from the stars in the night sky to the methodology of media manipulation .

Phoebe Green

Tuesday 11 April – Gullivers
The rapidly up and coming Phoebe Green performs her first headline gig at Gullivers.  The 18-year-old has already recorded, produced and released her debut album 02:00AM, earning praise from the likes of Liam Fray and Blossoms as well as winning the Lytham native fans at home and in the US.  This is definitely an artist to watch.

Dua Lipa

Wednesday 12 April – O2 Ritz
Arguably the coolest person in music, London born Dua Lipa blends pop, classic soul and contemporary hip-hop perfectly.  The Brit 2017 Critics’ Choice Award nominee and second biggest selling British female this year releases her self-titled debut album in June.

Cameron Avery

Wednesday 12 April – The Deaf Institute
Tame Impala bassist Cameron Avery plays a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute following the release of his debut solo album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. Ornate, gritty, husky, Avery joined Tame Impala after a long stint as the drummer for psych-rock band Pond.

image of Dua Lipa courtesy Nicole Nodland