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Bobby V

+ DJ Cee Gordon

Friday 28th April

Club Academy

Cabbage

+ Special Guests

Friday 28th April

Academy 2

SJM Concerts Present

CABBAGE

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 2  

Friday 28th April 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £10.00 advance STBF 

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult

 

“Cabbage might just be the most exciting live band in the UK right now” Drowned In Sound

“…twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage” NME

 

A semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy, politics and black humour, Cabbage are one of the most exciting new live acts for many years.

Cabbage have been included on the longlist for BBC Sound Of 2017. Other artists nominated include Anderson .Paak, Rag’n’Bone Man, RAYE, Nadia Rose, Declan McKenna and The Japanese House. The artists are chosen by a panel of impartial experts from the music industry, and previous winners have included Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, Years & Years and Jack Garratt.

Last week, Cabbagereleased ‘Terrorist Synthesizer EP’ on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records, the original home of Blossoms and home of She Drew the Gun. The four-track EP is the final in a series of three EPs, and follows the releases of ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP’ in September and ‘Necroflat In The Palace EP’ in October. The lead track on the first EP, ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade’ is currently playlisted at BBC 6Music. A compilation of the three EPs - ‘Young, Dumb and Full of...” - will be released on January 6, 2017.

Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush

Friday 28th April

Academy 3

Widervue presents
CLOUDBUSTING – THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH

Manchester Academy 3
Friday 28th April 2017 
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £13.00 advance STBF

 

It’s no wonder Kate Bush was listed as No. 2 (after John Lennon) in the Telegraph’s best British Singer/Songwriter category. In 2014 Kate returned to the stage after a 35 year break, gaining record breaking ticket sales whilst becoming the only woman to ever have 8 albums simultaneously in the UK charts.

The band Cloudbusting have been gaining critical acclaim not only from audiences around the country but also radio, the press and even Kate Bush’s own musicians and collaborators. Kate's own drummer Preston Heyman said, “Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!”

Join Cloudbusting for a magical evening of Kate’s music, a two hour set of lively songs taken from 12 albums and 26 top 40 hits spanning 4 decades.

“Absolutely surreally brilliant.” Mick Wall - Classic Rock Magazine

Bednarek

Saturday 29th April

Club Academy

Bednarek are a reggae/dub band formed in Poland in 2012.  Fronted by Kamil Bednarek, (best known as the runner-up in the third series of Mam talent) Bednarek released their debut album ‘Jestem’ in November 2012 which went straight to number 1 in Poland.

 

Shalamar

+ Natasha Watts

Saturday 29th April

Academy

Manchester Academy Presents
Shalamar

Doors 7pm - Curfew 11pm
Meet & Greet Doors - 6pm

Tickets:
Advance - £27.50 
Meet & Greet (includes entrance to the show) - £50.00

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute)

+ Guests

Saturday 29th April

Academy 3

Introducing Cash…

As is so often the case with unique artists, it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since, Ben Welburn, aka CASH, has effortlessly recreated the sound, vibe and appeal of the master himself.

Growing up on a farm in the heart of Yorkshire, music has always been central to Ben’s life.  With a Grandfather who was a big band drummer, and a Father with a vast musical collection enthusiastically shared with whoever would listen, music was everywhere. However, it was the music of a certain JR Cash that managed that rare feat of stopping a young and energetic Ben in his tracks. It gave him that first “light bulb” moment, as he recalls, I had heard music before, of course. But this voice. His voice. I mean it literally brought me to a standstill. The words too. They just struck a chord with me somewhere and I really felt I understood what he was saying. I got this man, even as a child I could feel it”.

As a youngster, this was the first time Ben had felt that deep connection with music and lyrics. Although Ben didn’t know it at the time, Johnny Cash would also come to be a very important figure in his life as an adult.

Investigating the man further, Ben realised it wasn’t just Cash’s musicality that they had in common.  The way Cash stood up prolifically for the working class, and wasn’t some clean cut musical ideal, only served to heighten Ben’s appreciation of the man.

“JR has always been rough around the edges and I don’t know why but I always felt I was born with an outlaw’s approach to life. Not that I was out there robbing trains or anything, but it was more of a mentality; just something inside of me really”. 

Aided by many late nights and a plentiful supply of hard liquor, Ben would often sing Johnny Cash songs to his mates, strumming along on acoustic guitar. Being a drummer first, it took a bit of coaxing from family and friends before Ben decided to take the Cash alter-ego seriously. “I have always felt a bit weird about pretending to be anyone else other than myself, so the concept of being Johnny Cash didn’t really appeal”, says Ben.  People were continuously telling me I had to do something with all this Cash stuff, so I decided I would start taking it more seriously, but the word tribute was key. I would pay my respects to the man by getting his stuff out there again; reaching out to established and new fans, but in no way would I try to be him. That is just not doable in my eyes, so I don’t want people thinking I think I am him. Cos I don’t!”

 

While She Sleeps

+ Special Guests

Saturday 29th April

Academy 2


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