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More launch gigs at Band on the Wall

The renovated music venue has just announced more artists for its launch showcase

Published on August 19th 2009.


More launch gigs at Band on the Wall

Manchester's legendary music venue Band on the Wall, which re-opens in September, has announced more gigs for their month-long launch showcase – Back to our Place.

New artists confirmed include comedy legend Ade Edmondson and his band The Bad Shepherds, Jazzanova – one of Europe's foremost proponents of nu jazz, and international superstar and prominent soukous musician, Kanda Bongo Man. Swati Natekar, a household name in India and singer on Jakatta’s 2000 smash hit ‘American Dream’, will also appear as part of the showcase.

Mike Chadwick, music programmer at Band on the Wall, said: “Having already confirmed great artists like Mica Paris, Julian Joseph and The Unthanks, it is great to see even more seasoned and well known performers from around the world coming to play here in Manchester.”

Band on the Wall reopens on 25 September after a major four year renovation. New facilities include a state-of-the-art sound system and concert grand piano, an education suite from where initiatives with local schools and colleges will be run, audio-visual and sound studios, and a multi-use social space called the Picturehouse.

If you want to hear about Band on the Wall gigs first and get discounts, sign up to the venue’s mailing list at www.bandonthewall.org or call 0845 2 500 500 to buy tickets.

Full details of artists for Back to our Place showcase:

Fri 25 September 2009 - Mica Paris & Julian Joseph Opening Concert
Sat 26 September 2009 - A Certain Ratio
Sun 27 September 2009 - The Bays
Tue 29 September 2009 - Swati Natekar
Wed 30 September 2009 - Ade Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds
Thu 1 October 2009 - Bugge Wesseltoft
Fri 2 October 2009 - Kanda Bongo Man
Sat 3 October 2009 - The Sunburst Band
Mon 5 October 2009 - Jazzanova
Tue 6 October 2009 - Jazzanova
Wed 7 October 2009 - The Enid
Thu 8 October 2009 - Mike Walker Sextet
Fri 9 October 2009 - Michael McGoldrick Big Band
Sat 10 October 2009 - Lucy Kaplansky
Sat 10 October 2009 - Lefties Soul Connection featuring Corrina Greyson + The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show - DJ Set
Sun 11 October 2009 - Eric Roberson
Mon 12 October 2009 - Atom Live presents: Oui Love MusiqueXchange Tour
Tue 13 October 2009 - Devon Sproule
Wed 14 October 2009 - Five Corners Quintet
Thu 15 October 2009 - African Jazz Allstars
Fri 16 October 2009 - Mad Professor and the Ariwa Posse
Sat 17 October 2009 - Gwyneth Herbert
Mon 19 and Tue 20 October 2009 - The Unthanks
Thu 22 October 2009 - Bassekou Kouyate
Fri 23 October 2009 - Jim Moray
Sat 24 October 2009 - Eivind Aarset
Mon 26 October 2009 - Nine Below Zero (Unplugged)
Tue 27 October 2009 - Nine Below Zero (Electric)
Thu 29 October 2009 - Francis Dunnery's Brand New It Bites
Fri 30 October 2009 - Francis Dunnery's Brand New It Bites
Sat 31 October 2009 - Kaidi Tatham Band

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THEGIGGUYAugust 19th 2009.

Great to see this venue finally re-opening, and whith Mica Paris on the launch night.I saw her there years ago .

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