Band on the Wall

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🎼 This Saturday, Iranian-British musician Misagh Moradi introduces classical Persian music to Manchester for a unique so...
16/05/2024

🎼 This Saturday, Iranian-British musician Misagh Moradi introduces classical Persian music to Manchester for a unique solo performance.

🎤 Drawing from her extensive experience in classical Persian music and seamlessly blending it with other contemporary genres, she creates a unique musical tapestry that is both timeless and truly her own.

👇 Find out more here

https://bandonthewall.org/events/misagh-moradi-with-band-in-manchester/

Who's joining us for Fergus McCreadie - Pianist show on Sunday?Here's a little preview of what's in store with some snap...
14/05/2024

Who's joining us for Fergus McCreadie - Pianist show on Sunday?

Here's a little preview of what's in store with some snaps from his fantastic performance at Brewery Arts last Friday!

Last few tickets here 👉 https://bandonthewall.org/events/fergus-mccreadie-2/

Bringing plenty of local music brilliance to the Bar this week:TUESDAY🎷 Our weekly, free jam sesh, brought to you by .sw...
13/05/2024

Bringing plenty of local music brilliance to the Bar this week:

TUESDAY
🎷 Our weekly, free jam sesh, brought to you by .swain

WEDNESDAY
🌹 .it.ourselves.mcr presents a night of electronic avant-pop with .l.m

THURSDAY
📃 Expect acoustic/folk/spoken word at A Peculiar Gig: Al Mathews + Adrian Glassgow + The Mancunian Pirate

FRIDAY
💣 Groove-rockers are joined by .band + + .presents afterparty

📀 SATURDAY
Our favourite crate diggers return, spinning some jazz, funk and more this weekend

Head to our website for our full listings – https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

Band on the Wall recommends:  🎺This Leeds-based band are a 10-piece collective, whose music celebrates the coming togeth...
12/05/2024

Band on the Wall recommends: 🎺

This Leeds-based band are a 10-piece collective, whose music celebrates the coming together of cultures, and the unity that music can provide for everyone.

Exploring grooves from both the UK and around the world, their beat-heavy sounds and brass-tinted tunes make for super high energy, feel-good live shows.

🎧 For fans of: Ezra Collective, Yussef Dayes, and all things afrobeat!

One of London's most-hyped bands to watch,  took the Main Stage last week where they performed tracks from both of their...
11/05/2024

One of London's most-hyped bands to watch, took the Main Stage last week where they performed tracks from both of their 2023 releases, plus some older hits!

Discover more up-and-coming music, find all our gig listings here
👉 https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

📸 Billy Weaver

BOOM! A whopping 20+ new shows this week, including…✨ An exclusive performance by the one and only 🎸  pays us a visit ne...
10/05/2024

BOOM! A whopping 20+ new shows this week, including…

✨ An exclusive performance by the one and only
🎸 pays us a visit next month for an intimate headline show
💃 The return of .mambo.international for a Fania records salsa extravaganza

https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

PLUS:

18.05 Levi Love + Amy Amor + Tim Bob
09.06 Naomi Kalu featuring the House Band
14.06 Transmission: Catbandcat + Tesni + Hopalong Gretzky
21.06 .band
06.07
14.07 An evening with ft The Josh Craig
25.07 RnB Live Vibe - + friends
10.08 DJ Alex Yearwood
28.08 Transmission: Cinder + So, Reverie + Peace Talks
04.09
25.09 Transmission: Oli Boyden + Burnt Daisies + Alright (Okay) + Den Jam
10.10 Cardiacs Family + Friends - Celebrate the Life and Work of Tim Smith
15.10 Nobody's Empire: An Evening with ’s Stuart Murdoch
31.10 HOT HOT HOT Halloween: Fruit + The Pseudo Raft Foundation + Westside Cowboy
15.11
19.11
04.12
18.01

JUST ANNOUNCED 📣✨ The phenomenal  returns to Band on the Wall on 21 June for a very special show! Set your alarms – tick...
08/05/2024

JUST ANNOUNCED 📣✨

The phenomenal returns to Band on the Wall on 21 June for a very special show!

Set your alarms – tickets on sale Friday, 10am 🕙

Fantastic interview with SAHRA Halgan featured in this month's issue of Songlines ⭐️Sahra brings her inspiring Somali-ro...
08/05/2024

Fantastic interview with SAHRA Halgan featured in this month's issue of Songlines ⭐️

Sahra brings her inspiring Somali-rock to the Main Stage this September – A must see for world music fans!

Find out more:
https://bandonthewall.org/events/sahra-halgan/

Our May 2024 ( #197) issue is out today. As usual, it's packed, with a series of articles focused on the Middle East and North Africa, the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2024, and lots of features, news, reviews and more.

Get your copy here: https://www.songlines.co.uk/magazine

Featuring:
Emel
Sahra Halgan
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
Mexican Institute Of Sound
Marina Satti
Lonnie Holley
Eliza Carthy
Cara de Espelho
Enji

Live jazz, upcoming indie and free coffee! Here's what's happening in the Bar this week...TUESDAY🎷 Our free jam night re...
06/05/2024

Live jazz, upcoming indie and free coffee! Here's what's happening in the Bar this week...

TUESDAY
🎷 Our free jam night returns with your hosts and local jazz trio

WEDNESDAY
🌟 A night of independent music and art brought to you by

FRIDAY
🎶 MC/DJ/Producer presents , Troopz, , ,

SATURDAY
☕ A carefully curated afternoon of jazz and coffee with – Free entry

SUNDAY
🪐 Disco meets desert-rock with Quebec-based band .bon, plus support from

👇 Click that link for more info + tickets 👇
https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

🎉 National Concert Day 🎉From one of Joy Division’s earliest gigs back in the 70s, to Fall Out Boy’s intimate warm-up sho...
05/05/2024

🎉 National Concert Day 🎉

From one of Joy Division’s earliest gigs back in the 70s, to Fall Out Boy’s intimate warm-up show last year, we’ve hosted some absolutely iconic events here over the years!

Tell us your favourite Band on the Wall gig below 👇

04/05/2024

🎻🌿 Folk at Band on the Wall 🎻🌿

With Heather Ferrier Music's matinee performance later today, we’ve got folk on the brain! Here’s a roundup of our folk highlights for the month...

✨ Katherine Priddy – Wed 8 May

Haunting vocals, finger picking guitar and compelling compositions, UK singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy is one of the most exciting names on the scene.

🧐 A Peculiar Gig: Al Mathews, Adrian Glassgow + The Mancunian Pirate – Thu 16 May

A spectacular night full of folk, poetry and acoustic guitar-goodness at A Peculiar Gig – a show like you've never seen!

🎹 Fergus McCreadie - Pianist – Sun 19 May

McCreadie’s latest album, “Stream,” flows through the rich landscapes of Scottish folklore and the sophisticated avenues of contemporary jazz, blending them seamlessly.

🪕 Voices for Gaza feat. Reem Anbar, Ríoghnach Connolly + Séamus Óg Music – Wed 22 May

A special evening of artistic solidarity, bringing together Palestinian, Irish and Mancunian musicians in a stellar benefit concert for Gaza.

👇 Tickets for all these and more here 👇
https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

And if you can't get enough of live folk, don’t forget that wristbands for Manchester Folk 2025 are available below!

https://bandonthewall.org/events/manchester-folk-festival-2/

Open Deck from 12pm today! 📀 Bring your best records to our Bar for a spin, using our L'Acoustics sound system!🍕 As alwa...
04/05/2024

Open Deck from 12pm today!

📀 Bring your best records to our Bar for a spin, using our L'Acoustics sound system!

🍕 As always, if you've brought a new record from a local store this week, show your receipt at the bar and enjoy a pizza on us!

(Record stores including Piccadilly Records SK1 Records Kingbee Records Eastern Bloc Clampdown Records + more local favs!)

NEXT WEEK! Local legend  brings you a jam-packed lineup for a night of handpicked hip-hop, soul and R&B, starring: Troop...
03/05/2024

NEXT WEEK! Local legend brings you a jam-packed lineup for a night of handpicked hip-hop, soul and R&B, starring:
 

Troopz



 
You don’t want to miss this!
 
📅 Friday 10 May
🎟 Tickets online

03/05/2024

New Music Friday! 💿✨

A stunning release from Fergus McCreadie - Pianist today, a masterful blend of Scottish folklore and contemporary jazz, have a listen here:
https://fergusmccreadie.bandcamp.com/album/stream

You can hear the new album live, here at Band on the Wall, on 19 May
🎟 https://bandonthewall.org/events/fergus-mccreadie-2/

Nubiyan Twist return with another vibrant record, which kicks off with their opening track, 'Lights Out' featuring the one and only Nile Rodgers! Check it out:
https://nubiyantwist.bandcamp.com/album/find-your-flame

The Afro-jazz 9-piece join us on 23 May as part of our manchester jazz festival shows
🎟 https://bandonthewall.org/events/nubiyan-twist-manchester-jazz-festival/

Kicking off the bank holiday celebrations with some stellar show announcements! 🥳 In September we are joined by the icon...
03/05/2024

Kicking off the bank holiday celebrations with some stellar show announcements! 🥳

In September we are joined by the iconic Somali singer and activist .halgan, bringing you her latest record which expertly combines classic Somali melodies with distorted rock riffs.

Soul-blues singer also stops by this Autumn, as he heads on tour in support of his most recent album, Black Bayou; an 11-track journey through North Louisiana, recorded with long-time collaborator, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Plus, we’ve got rescheduled dates for The Oldham Tinkers next January, and released some extra tickets for the SOS Band Afterparty next week!

If that wasn’t enough for you, we also have:

🎶 – 30/06/24
🔦 – 27/07/24
🎸 – 22/10/24
🎻 – 22/11/24
🎹 – 12/02/25 / 13/02/24

All tickets for these and more on sale right NOW!

Tune into this! 👂🎶"Jazz pianist Fergus McCreadie and his Trio join the Manchester Collective for a genre-busting concert...
01/05/2024

Tune into this! 👂🎶

"Jazz pianist Fergus McCreadie and his Trio join the Manchester Collective for a genre-busting concert that breaks down any boundaries between jazz, folk and classical."

Since 2021 his career has skyrocketed, propelled him into the international limelight by two acclaimed releases: his debut album Edition Records, “Cairn” (2021), set the stage for a journey deeply rooted in natural themes, while “Forest Floor” (2022) was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and clinching Scottish Album of the Year – the first ever Scottish jazz album to do so.

You can catch the remarkable Fergus McCreadie - Pianist on tour this month in Manchester, Liverpool and Kendal

International Jazz Day - The Fergus McCreadie Trio and Manchester Collective on tour.

Discover soulful, emerging artists with  this Thursday! 🎤Expect good energy, beautiful decor and new music for your play...
01/05/2024

Discover soulful, emerging artists with this Thursday! 🎤

Expect good energy, beautiful decor and new music for your playlist, featuring:







DJ .donohue

Tickets available via our website! 🎟️

Seeing April out with a jam-packed live programme this week! Here's what we've got on the Bar Stage:MONDAY🎸  presents  –...
29/04/2024

Seeing April out with a jam-packed live programme this week! Here's what we've got on the Bar Stage:

MONDAY
🎸 presents – Tickets online or OTD

WEDNESDAY
🎼 with support from + – Tickets online or OTD

THURSDAY
📖 with .donohue – Tickets online or OTD

FRIDAY
🐘 with and Mole Brother DJ – Tickets online or OTD

SATURDAY
📀 Open Deck – Free entry
🪗 matinee performance – Tickets online or OTD

SUNDAY
🎉 presents Falling Down release party – Tickets online or OTD

Check stories for what's on the Main Stage!

On Monday night, we were blown away by the sensational Samara Joy, as she took to our Main Stage for her first ever show...
28/04/2024

On Monday night, we were blown away by the sensational Samara Joy, as she took to our Main Stage for her first ever show in Manchester!

Want more of the best in live jazz? We've got an abundance of jazz shows lined up for you in May – Head to our website to find out more!

https://bandonthewall.org

📸 Billy Weaver

Introducing... Puerto Candelaria, the innovative, party-starting band which has redefined Colombian music 🎊Combining the...
27/04/2024

Introducing... Puerto Candelaria, the innovative, party-starting band which has redefined Colombian music 🎊

Combining the traditional sounds of cumbia with elements of rock, ska, world and more, their music has evolved into its own genres of "Colombian jazz" and "cumbia underground".

Led by renowned composer Juancho Valencia, the band won Best Cumbia Album at the 2019 Latin Grammys and continue to make waves in the world of Latin music.

📅 On 28 May, they bring their vibrant live show to our Main Stage, with a promise to take you on a bold journey of Colombian symphonies!

🎧 For fans of: Andrea Echeverri, Fanfare Ciocărlia, and all things cumbia

Puerto Candelaria Latin Grammy winners 2019 (Best Cumbia Album) is an innovative and passionate Colombian band […]

Plenty of new gigs announced this week! Swipe to see what’s in store 👉 30/04 Jam on the Wall hosted by 01/06  presents J...
26/04/2024

Plenty of new gigs announced this week! Swipe to see what’s in store 👉

30/04 Jam on the Wall hosted by
01/06 presents Jungle Brothers
20/06 presents Women In Music
20/07 ‘Songs From Round Here’ Matinee Show
20/07
21/07 Casey Abrams and Friends
12/09
13/09
30/10 EP Launch
08/11
13/11
14/11 + special guest

Head to our website for our full event listings 🔗

🏆 INSPIRATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR (UNDER 2000) 🏆A massive thank you to everyone who voted and recommended us for this aw...
25/04/2024

🏆 INSPIRATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR (UNDER 2000) 🏆

A massive thank you to everyone who voted and recommended us for this award, and also to Nordoff and Robbins for hosting the first ever Northern Music Awards – An amazing night celebrating the very best of music in the North, and raising money for music therapy.

Missed out on Snarky Puppy 's Record Store Day special? We’ve got a very limited number of these exclusive records, feat...
24/04/2024

Missed out on Snarky Puppy 's Record Store Day special?

We’ve got a very limited number of these exclusive records, featuring 4 Snarky Puppy highlights recorded over two sold-out nights at Band on the Wall in 2014.

These two special evenings are hallmarks of where Snarky Puppy stands today: the music, musicians and audience came together in one incredible moment.

You can get your hands on one via our online shop 👇

https://bandonthewall.myshopify.com/products/snarky-puppy-live-at-band-on-the-wall

Bringing you a fresh spin on folk music, Heather Ferrier Music headlines our Bar Stage next weekend!With captivating mus...
24/04/2024

Bringing you a fresh spin on folk music, Heather Ferrier Music headlines our Bar Stage next weekend!

With captivating musicianship and a sound that is unapologetically her own, Heather is a force to be reckoned with. An “engaging talker and magnetic performer” (NARC magazine), the Stockport born accordionist, clog dancer and composer is changing the perceptions of alt-folk on her own terms, utilising powerful melodies and jazz-influenced harmony.

👇 Grab your tickets for her matinee performance here 👇
https://bandonthewall.org/events/heather-ferrer-matinee-show/

Get your groove on at the Bar Stage! With our weekly jam session, a funk-fuelled DJ night, live electro-jazz and more, t...
22/04/2024

Get your groove on at the Bar Stage! With our weekly jam session, a funk-fuelled DJ night, live electro-jazz and more, there's plenty going on this week:

TUESDAY
🎶 Jam on the Wall hosted by local soulstress

WEDNESDAY
🔪 Cutting edge indie at : King Violet + Vacant Weekend + Daisy Cameron

THURSDAY
🕯 Intimate, acoustic vibes with Daybreak Promotions presents: The Candlelit Sessions

FRIDAY
🎊 An international community celebration with Goody Music Festival: MACBOX
🪩 Journey through disco, soul, house + more at Funk Street! with Bobby Snacks

SATURDAY
📀 Bring your records for a spin at our afternoon Open Deck
🎻 A theatrical-folk matinee brought to you by

SUNDAY
🎹 Zurich-based, vibrant jazz duo + Iris

📣 Record store day this SATURDAY! 📣Bring your new purchases down to our Open Deck session from 11am and grab yourself a ...
18/04/2024

📣 Record store day this SATURDAY! 📣

Bring your new purchases down to our Open Deck session from 11am and grab yourself a free pizza – Just show your receipt at the bar 📀🍕

https://bandonthewall.org/events/open-deck-get-a-nine-inch-pizza-3/

SK1 Records Vinyl Resting Place, Afflecks Piccadilly Records Eastern Bloc Clampdown Records

The Bar Stage is the place to be this week! Check out our live programme below 👇TUESDAY: 🎸 Jam on the Wall with  – Free ...
15/04/2024

The Bar Stage is the place to be this week! Check out our live programme below 👇

TUESDAY:
🎸 Jam on the Wall with – Free entry

WEDNESDAY
📖 Spoken Word & Poetry – Pay as you feel

THURSDAY
🎺 A night of jazz with – Book online

FRIDAY
🎧 + DJ Set – Book online

SATURDAY
🍕 Open Deck: Record Store Day Special – Free entry
🎻 matinee show – Book online
📀 Mas o Menos vinyl play session with – Book online

Head to our website for more info and tickets!
https://bandonthewall.org/whats-on/

Address

25 Swan Street
Manchester
M45JZ

Opening Hours

Tuesday 5pm - 11pm
Wednesday 4pm - 2am
Thursday 4pm - 2am
Friday 4pm - 2am
Saturday 1pm - 2am
Sunday 1pm - 12am

Telephone

+441618341786

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Manchester's Original Music Venue. Band on the Wall has been a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century. Our mission is to promote equality and diversity through music and to bring leading artists from around the world to the stage – both at our award-winning Manchester venue and nationally, through touring programmes and trailblazing creative music projects.

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