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Edition No. 105

Date:- 28 June 2003

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Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
Tel:- 0161 834 1786 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm) Fax:- 0161 834 2559

Weds 2nd July:- JOYCE

There is a certain simplicity about her music; but don’t be fooled, this music throbs with Brazilian funkiness...ACID JAZZ
Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Joyce is one of Brazil’s most impressive singer/songwriters who is a cause célèbre in the world/jazz scene. Publicly declared; one of the greatest singers of all time; by Antonio Carlos Jobim, her music combines Brazilian rhythms with jazz harmonies to create a fresh and distinctive sound. Joyce wrote a track as a special tribute to Band on the Wall on her last album ‘Gafieira Moderna’ and is currently promoting her new album ‘Just A Little Bit Crazy’ with Norwegian futurist jazz genius Bugge Wesseltoft. Book early for this one!

£8/£7adv/concs, doors open 8pm


Local jazz supergroup, the Kathy Dyson Boptet get better as they go. Playing beautifully conceived originals with plenty of scope for freewheeling improvisation, the soloists, described by Metro as ‘a powerhouse of talent’, comprise percussionist Dave Hassell, double bassist Ken Marley, guitarist Kathy Dyson, Paul Kilvington on piano, Mike Hall on tenor, Nick Smart on trumpet, John Dyson on alto and Matt Harrison on trombone. ‘To call this band the cream of the North West would be to understate seriously.’ Mike Butler…CITY LIFE.

£6/£5adv/concs, doors open 8pm

Fri 4th July:- CRUNCH

The North’s finest upcoming, unsigned bands. Raw guitars with a critical coating of garage, hip-hop and soul courtesy of DJ Jepi.

£6/£5/£4 before 10pm, doors open 9pm

Sat 5th July:- HU$$LA GETTO HART SOUND... in the city...

(As featured in Sleazenation) Pure bashment from Manchester’s no. 1 crew featuring Tappa Benz, Smiley, Skullman + Full Cell-Block Family. Operating out of One Drop Records, the North West’s best importers of Jamaican 45s, expect the very latest sounds from the home of bashment. Tonight's very special guests include Jah Guide, DJ Vonn, Mixmaster Wayne. Dancehall vibes in sunny Manchester!

£6/£5adv/concs, doors open 10-3am


MusicRoots evening classes end the term with a bang with this gig! Check out the singers and jazzers. Chris Williams’ two jazz classes will be performing on the night as well as the vocal class. Meet the tutors and sign up for the autumn courses. 
Always fun, a relaxed and informal Sunday evening.

£3, doors open 7pm

Thurs 10th July:- SUUF 
World Music from Senegal and the UK

A unique and seductive collaboration between musicians from Senegal and the UK, Suuf is the new project from multi-instrumentalist and former employee of Peter Gabriel’s Real World organisation, Simon Sleath. It features musicians he met up with whilst living in Senegal, including members of Super Diamano, Djiby Guissé, vocalist and guitarist with famed acoustic trio Les Frères Guissé, plus like-minded Brits such as Afro-blues guitar hero Justin Adams, formerly with Jah Wobble and currently with Robert Plant. The result is a sound that is completely new, blending West African dance music and traditional styles with touches of jazz, reggae and classical.


Natural and authentic African folk music from this amazing trio of three young brothers from Dakar who are fast becoming the new stars of Senegalese music. 

£8/£7adv/concs, doors open 8pm

Fri 11th July:- FALL-OUT

Manchester’s fastest growing cutting edge nu-skool breaks night from Felony, Deval, 3rd Degree, Tonn Piper, Twist and Lively.
Producing some of the most unique tunes around today, nu-skool breaks fuses drum and bass with strong elements of hip-hop and house.

£5 adv/b4 11pm/£7 after, doors open 10-3am

Sat 12th July:- EYES DOWN

Special Guests... RECLOOSE (Planet E - Detroit)Plus Residents:- KELVIN BROWN (Electric Chair) JON-K (Subtub/Fat City) & MC DRS (Broke’n’English)

For the last Eyes Down until September we are pleased to present, Detroit’s finest: RECLOOSE making his Manchester debut. From his ground breaking ‘Cardiology’ LP on Planet E/K7 records, to work as turntablist for Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra project and remixes for people such as Herbert and MJ Cole, Recloose is now one of the most highly regarded dance music producers in the states. His DJ sets are sprawling affairs which take in both deep, bassline heavy Detroit house, dark slow hip hop through to the soul and disco of his youth and the broken beats of West London. This will be his only UK appearence and an extremely rare opportunity to see Recloose play in such a small intimate venue so advance tickets are highly recommended. As always residents JON-K and KELVIN BROWN will be bringing an uncompromising and highly individual selection of house, jazz, boken beats, disco and hip hop.

£9/£8adv/concs, 10pm-3am

Thurs 17th July

The Institute presents:- INSTITUTIONALIZED

A night of hip-hop experimentation, live jams and battles from some of Manchester’s most talented new hip-hop DJs, MCs and producers. Featuring ROLAZ (UK DMC finalists), DEKKO (live hip-hop beat mixer) and STRANGER (Manchester’s finest underground MC). This night is all about innovation, so come down and get institutionalized!

£5/£4adv/concs, doors open 9pm-2am

Sat 19th July:- NO SELL OUT

Cutting edge R’n’B, soul, hip-hop, garage with live PAs & DJs including GEOFF MARTELL, DJ VIBES, BORDERLINE CREW, DJ SNOWY, DJ GRIFF, TAG-TEAM, DJ IMPACT, MR BASS, KGB and others!
Hosted by DJ ZIPPA & TINY G.
No jeans, trainers or caps.

£7 b4 11pm/more after, doors open 10-3am

Sun 20th July
PHUSH presents:- Electronic Stars for Summertime Rebels

A new chapter in the Phush Consumable’s twisted story starts tonight with their much-anticipated monthly residency. This Manchester based electronic music and art collective have performed many thrilling audio/visual installations around the UK, and are renowned for their hot party vibes, blending bleeding-edge frazzles of elecronica with ass-shakin’ leftfield funk, melodic soundscapes with jaw-dropping graphics. Live support comes from the label’s roster of "Employees On Rotation", including DNCN (Phush Consumables, Peacefrog, Twisted Nerve) and IERMOC ( with performance art from notorious Robin Nature-Bold. Turntable-tickling from acclaimed resident DJs/hosts, Xander and Neemo. & 

£3, doors open 6pm

Fri 25th July

LUV DUB presents the 
first installment of a 2 show special...

Plus sound on the night from FREEDOM MASSES
Tonight, heavyweight dub-reggae meets soulful jazz...France’s FAYA DUB have arrived in he UK! Nu-roots fans love Faya Dub for their hard steppin’ basslines, revival fans have bought their albums (Singz+Plays, Irie Feeling) by the shed-load for the strong roots harmonies and classic horn arrangements. Their live shows are visually awesome and always feature a host of different singaz + playaz. With very special guest Queen Sheeba. Plus Luv Dub residents ‘the original dub advertiser’ FREEDOM MASSES SOUND SYSTEM.

£6adv/£7b411pm/£8after, doors open 9pm til 3am

Sat 26th / Sun 27th July
TWO dAYs OF nOne sTOP PUnk, MeTAL, SKa, HaRdCOre 
AND aLTerNaTive MuSIc.
Novembers Lie/Crowbar Smile/Rhythmic coughing/
2foot2tall/echo freddy/lazy jack/apone

£4 a day, for more info visit or e-mail, Doors open 12 noon til 11pm

Thurs 31st July

In association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Thanks to Manchester Jazz Festival some of the world’s finest musicians assemble at Band on the Wall to play compositions by Steve Gilbert under the direction of Andy Scott. Personnel include: Eryl Roberts, Steve Williams, Mike Walker, Mel Dean, Roy Powell, Paul Kilvington, Chris ‘Snake’ Davis, Richard Iles, Duncan Winfield & Andy Scott.

Originally a native of Manchester where he studied at the RNCM, Powell was a key figure in the burgeoning and vibrant jazz scene which rose up in the NW in the late 80s. Since 1995 he has been resident in Oslo where he performs with Norway’s finest and teaches jazz piano at the University. He has just recorded a new piano trio CD for Nagel-Heyer Records and continues to write music for many ensembles including most recently Richmond Ballet USA.

£8/£7adv/concs, doors open 8pm

Fri 1st August

In association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Kofi is an immensely sophisticated, melodic composer and over the past decade has matured into an improvising saxophonist of considerable character; John Fordham...The Guardian
Ghanaian saxophonist Tony Kofi studied jazz and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1989. On his return to the UK he immersed himself in London’s jazz scene playing with The Jazz Warriors and Gary Crosby’s Nu-Troupe, as well as international performers such as Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd and Eddie Henderson to name but a few. This 10-piece big band fuse modal jazz solos with Afro-funk and Afrobeat to create a music that is driven by complex ethnic rhythms. Taking inspiration from his four biggest influences Fela Kuti, Dudu Pukwana, Manu Dibango and Maceo Parker, Tony Kofi presents new compositions, full of brilliant arrangements, high on quality and ideas. Tony Kofi, alto sax; Ayo Odia, tenor sax; Kevin Robinson, trumpet; Harry Brown, trombone; Kunle Olasoju, guitar; Alex Douglas, piano; Oroh Angiama, bass; Feyi Akinwunmi, drums; Richard Ajileye, percussion; Mohsa, vocals.

£10/£8adv/concs, doors open 9pm

Sat 2nd August
Mixing street sounds, obscure samples and sophisticated programming, DJ Dolores combines contemporary and traditional Brazilian music. Santa Massa includes a ska trombonist, a fiddler who plays a rabeca (a 17th century Portuguese violin that survives in northeastern Brazil), rock guitars and a mob of drummers and singers. Behind his turntables and samplers, DJ Dolores holds all these disparate elements together with skill, humour and art. In the last two years, the band has performed at major festivals in Brazil and their debut CD Contraditorio reached no. 10 in September 2002 on the World Music Charts Europe. Dig it!!

£7/£6adv/concs, doors open 9pm

Sat 9th August

LUV DUB presents the second installment of a 2 show special...

+very special guest PABLO MOSES
Tonight legendary rootsman Johnny Clarke will perform hit after hit from his huge repetoire which includes: None Shall Escape The Judgement, African Roots, African People and Dread a Dread. Between 1975+1981, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs + Johnny Clarke ruled the reggae world, but it was Clarke’s work with producer Bunny Lee that literally changed the way Jamaican music was recorded. Today he is still one of the most sought after vocalists by Soundsystem operators looking for that exclusive dub-plate. Prepare yourself for a night of the finest live roots reggae. Support comes from Hu$$la Getto Hart Sound & King Cosmic Sound. 

£12/£10adv/concs, doors open 9pm - 3am

Band on the Wall will be closed for our yearly summer break until early September. However we will be opening our doors at the end of August for a one-off special with the Phush Crew (see below). See press and look out for the new brochure for details of our autumn programme. Alternatively keep checking the website at for the latest news.

Sun 24th August

PHUSH presents:-

Live performances from 
DRGS (Phush Consumables)
DJs - 3rd Degree (Broke’N’English) & Xander (Flux Magazine)
Visuals from Phush TV, Art from Robin Nature-Bold, plus special guest MCs & breakdancers
£6/£5adv/concs, doors open 6pm


Way Ahead 24 Hour Ticket Hotline - 0161 237 5554 
Online Bookings

Concessions:- Lower prices are now available all night on the door to unwaged, students, OAPs, and Musicians Union cardholders. Please bring proof of status. 
No concessions available on advance tickets.


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