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LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS FOR THE SPINNING TOP

JUNE

Thursday 22nd June –  KENT DUCHAINE

USA delta bluesman Kent Duchaine returns for another evening of his unique brand of slide blues and story telling of his adventures with the old greats.  9pm, free entry

http://www.kentduchaine.com/biography/

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Friday 23rd June – LAST GANG IN TOWN

The boys are celebrating their 10th year together. Classic punk covers band making their debut here tonight. All yer favourites.  Free entry. 9.30pm last-gang-2

 

Saturday 24th June – TOM HINGLEY BAND

(solo & with The Tom Hingley Band)

Voice of Inspiral Carpets golden years 1989-2011 plays his brilliant  solo material + the hits back catalogue.   9pm Free entry

This gig celebrates the re-issue of Tom’s 2000 album ‘KEEP BRITAIN UNTIDY’  Songs from the album ‘SAND’ and the new EP will also feature tonight.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hingley  tom-hingley-bandtom-hingley-promo-2

 

Thursday 29th June – THE SPINNING TOP SESSIONS  8pm

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Local singer songwriter Heidi Dewhirst brings us X5 acoustic artists playing mostly their own material

Lots of info on Heidi’s Spinning Top Session page including artist links and samples….here…..

https://www.facebook.com/spinningtopsessions/  tst-sessions-june-revised

 

Friday 30th June – SINNERBOY

Top Rory Gallagher tribute 8pm

TICKETS JUST £5 ON THE DOORsinnerboysinnerboy

JULY

Saturday 1st July – WILL TANG’S ROCKET 88

1st Sat of the month means our highest quality blues-rock bands

5-8PM RADIO WORSLEY’S GINO BRANDOLANI WILL BE BROADCASTING LIVE AROUND THE WORLD FROM THE SPINNING TOP! Come down, it’s fun! gino

 

Saturday 8th July – AZIZ’S PROJECT 70 ASIAN BLUES

Aziz Ibrahim continues his residency here 2nd Friday of every month  with special guests…… PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE THIS MONTH……SATURDAY 8th !!!!      Special guests TBA + KATIE O’MALLEYaziz-ay-17-poster

Aziz Ibrahim might forever be known as the man who took what Noel Gallagher called “the hardest job in the world”: replacing John Squire in the Stone Roses. Ibrahim was raised by Pakistani immigrants in Manchester, England, and showed a natural musical ability at an early age. His first professional experience was touring with Simply Red in the late ’80s, and he went on to play with the aging prog rock act Asia in the mid-’90s. In 1996, Ibrahim was announced as Squire‘s replacement on guitar, who had just left the Stone Roses after a messy split. Ibrahim‘s first and only appearances in the Roses came at the 1996 Benicassim Festival (Spain) and then the Reading Festival (U.K.), generally regarded as the final nail in the coffin for a band, which by then had suffered half a decade of quiet and not-so-quiet implosion. Despite this, Ibrahim‘s playing faithfully and capably replicated Squire‘s parts; huge shoes to fill, those of someone considered to be among the pantheon of British guitar gods. Indeed, Ibrahim is quite a virtuosic musician, playing naturally in a style that reflects his Eastern heritage and is situated somewhere between raga and hard rock.

Despite the demise of the Roses, Ibrahim continued to work with the band’s singer, Ian Brown, who had perhaps a surprising career resurrection as a solo artist beginning with 1998’s Unfinished Monkey Business. He went on to contribute to several tracks on Brown‘s follow-up, Golden Greats, and become a semi-permanent member of Brown‘s touring band. Also during the late ’90s, Ibrahim began his own solo career; debuting with the standout track “Murassi,” which featured contributions from Eastern electronic guru Talvin Singh and ex-Roses bassist Mani. Taking time off from work with Brown, Aziz Ibrahim released his own solo album in 2001, titled Lahore to Longsight (Lahore being a city in Pakistan, Longsight being the neighborhood of Manchester where he grew up). The album was released on Ibrahim‘s own Indus Records, an independent label with a roster that includes early-’90s Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson. The all-star musicians Ibrahim was able to pull in to work on his solo debut — including Paul Weller and his compatriot Steve White, as well as the ex-Smiths rhythm section of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce — clearly indicated the high esteem Ibrahim‘s peers hold him in the realm of British rock Despite the demise of the Roses, Ibrahim continued to work with the band’s singer, Ian Brown, who had perhaps a surprising career resurrection as a solo artist beginning with 1998’s Unfinished Monkey Business. He went on to contribute to several tracks on Brown‘s follow-up, Golden Greats, and become a semi-permanent member of Brown‘s touring band. Also during the late ’90s, Ibrahim began his own solo career; debuting with the standout track “Murassi,” which featured contributions from Eastern electronic guru Talvin Singh and ex-Roses bassist Mani. Taking time off from work with Brown, Aziz Ibrahim released his own solo album in 2001, titled Lahore to Longsight (Lahore being a city in Pakistan, Longsight being the neighborhood of Manchester where he grew up). The album was released on Ibrahim‘s own Indus Records, an independent label with a roster that includes early-’90s Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson. The all-star musicians Ibrahim was able to pull in to work on his solo debut — including Paul Weller and his compatriot Steve White, as well as the ex-Smiths rhythm section of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce — clearly indicated the high esteem Ibrahim‘s peers hold him in the realm of British rock Despite the demise of the Roses, Ibrahim continued to work with the band’s singer, Ian Brown, who had perhaps a surprising career resurrection as a solo artist beginning with 1998’s Unfinished Monkey Business. He went on to contribute to several tracks on Brown‘s follow-up, Golden Greats, and become a semi-permanent member of Brown‘s touring band. Also during the late ’90s, Ibrahim began his own solo career; debuting with the standout track “Murassi,” which featured contributions from Eastern electronic guru Talvin Singh and ex-Roses bassist Mani. Taking time off from work with Brown, Aziz Ibrahim released his own solo album in 2001, titled Lahore to Longsight (Lahore being a city in Pakistan, Longsight being the neighborhood of Manchester where he grew up). The album was released on Ibrahim‘s own Indus Records, an independent label with a roster that includes early-’90s Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson. The all-star musicians Ibrahim was able to pull in to work on his solo debut — including Paul Weller and his compatriot Steve White, as well as the ex-Smiths rhythm section of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce — clearly indicated the high esteem Ibrahim‘s peers hold him in the realm of British rock

Despite the demise of the Roses, Ibrahim continued to work with the band’s singer, Ian Brown, who had perhaps a surprising career resurrection as a solo artist beginning with 1998’s Unfinished Monkey Business. He went on to contribute to several tracks on Brown‘s follow-up, Golden Greats, and become a semi-permanent member of Brown‘s touring band. Also during the late ’90s, Ibrahim began his own solo career; debuting with the standout track “Murassi,” which featured contributions from Eastern electronic guru Talvin Singh and ex-Roses bassist Mani. Taking time off from work with Brown, Aziz Ibrahim released his own solo album in 2001, titled Lahore to Longsight (Lahore being a city in Pakistan, Longsight being the neighborhood of Manchester where he grew up). The album was released on Ibrahim‘s own Indus Records, an independent label with a roster that includes early-’90s Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson. The all-star musicians Ibrahim was able to pull in to work on his solo debut — including Paul Weller and his compatriot Steve White, as well as the ex-Smiths rhythm section of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce — clearly indicated the high esteem Ibrahim‘s peers hold him in the realm of British rock aziz-arts-council-logo

Aziz’s Project 70 Asian Blues is supported by Arts Council England

 

 

Sunday 9th July – NICK STEED BLUES TRIO

Nick Steed Blues Trio, featuring Steve Gibson (Norman Beaker Band)Drums, Peter Mason (Toss the feathers/Beautiful South)Guitar/Vocal and Nick Steed(Norman Beaker Band) on Keyboards/Lead Vocal and left hand bass.

A tight power trio performing original and cover versions from artists such as Robben Ford, John Mayer, Cream, Freddie King, JJ Cale to name but a few.

 

Wednesday 12th July – ACOUSTIC JAM SING-A-ROUND

Our monthly singaround evening. A big friendly circle of musicians/singers taking in turns to lead. No pressure, just play along or even watch if you like.

Hosted by Glynne, Kelvin, Phil & Zeb

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Thursday 13th July – THE REMOVAL MEN

The ever popular Stockport RnB legends return for their monthly residency. 9pm the-removal-men-promo-pic

 

Friday 14th July – KILLING FLOOR

High quality local rock n blues band

 

Saturday 15th July – BAND OF LORDS  TBC

Stockport’s blues, rock super group. Barry Lord (ex Atlanta Roots), Pete Gallagher (Tripadvizorz ex Casual Ties), Arthur (Vehicle)  & 10CC’s Paul Burgess! You can check out Barry’s Atlanta Roots history below.

http://www.manchesterbeat.com/groups/atlantaroots/atlantaroots.php

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Sunday 16th – TBA

Thursday 20th – HOWLIN’ MAT

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Friday 21st August –  THE SENSATIONAL BALL & CHAIN GANG BAND

Classic rock covers band fronted by Black Zeppelin’s Mike Grady.

Saturday 22nd August – TBC

Sunday 23rd August – TBC

Wednesday 26th July – RAGTAG BAND

The Ragtag’s are in for their monthly folk residency. An electric folk band playing covers originally from various genres .

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Saturday 29th July – THE DISTRACTIONS + SUPPORT            £5 ADV / £6 DOOR

Manchester punk/new wave legends who first influenced bands like The Buzzcocks before adapting to ‘power pop’ with the release of their first album in 1980. An original Factory Records band before signing with Island Records. Shared stages with Buzzcocks, Magazine & Joy Division.

Checkout the full story…. http://www.thedistractions.co.uk/home.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Distractions

£5 advance from the bar or £6 on the doorThe Distractions

 

AUGUST

Saturday 5th August – NICK BOLD & THE RAGING SEA

1st Sat of the month means our highest quality blues – rock bands. No exception this month. Check out Nick’s impressive bio here http://www.nickbold.co.uk/aboutnick.html

Originals & covers. 9.15pm start    Free entrynick-bold-poster-real-blank

 

Sunday August 20th – BLOWOUT BAND

Nick Steed, Kim Nishikawara and Steve Gibson of the Norman Beaker band join forces with old friends and seasoned players Tony Nicholls and Dave Dunne, performing some funky jazz and blues from artists such as David Sanborn, The Meters, Michael MacDonald, T.O.P, A.W.B, Dr.John, Professor Longhair amoungst others.

An evening of class musicianship blowing out the cobwebs

Nick Steed – Hammond/vocals/ LH Bass
Tony Nicholls – Piano/vocals/ LH Bass
Kim Nishikawara – Sax
Steve Gibson – Drums
Dave Dunne – Guitar/vocals

 

Saturday 26th Aug – THE HURT + Taureg  Free entry

Rikki Turner (ex Paris Angels) warms up his new band The Hurt before heading out on tour.

Support comes from fem punk outfit Taureg. Chicks with picks n stix!

 

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