Phil and Mike will be doing 6 songs at the fabulous acoustic cafe at Gorse Hill Church, Wesley Street , Stretford, M32 0GL on Monday 27th Feb. Doors open 7:30. There will be 4 great acoustic acts on. All for just £3 on the door. Map.
The band’s almost title track idiot for a living from their 2016 EP was played on the online country radio station. Follow the link here to listen. We’re on at about 2 hours 14 minutes in.
Around 2002 we were playing more music in bedrooms and lounges than we should have been really. Now that we’ve moved on to just lounges and pubs and churches we look back on some of those bedroom sessions with a great deal of fondness. One guy called James had a bedroom full of proper recording stuff and keyboard and mics and a lap steel and an ude!!!! He was James Youngjohns and he still lives in Manchester and played in such great bands as AnnaKashfi and Last Harbour. He told us about something called Americana and as far a we were concerned he may as well have invented it.
On this song written by Mike, he plays lead guitar, harmonica and lap steel. Mike plays guitar and sings.
Watch for places to play open mic in Manchester.
Full details to follow. Some or all members of the band join host Wiz Mossley for acoustic type chat on the Acoustic Electic Radio Show on FabRadioInternational.Com and to perform 3 songs live in the studio. Also they get to choose 3 popular tunes for Wiz to play that have influenced them and helped to make them the utter shower of marvellousness they have become today. Can’t wait for this one.
Lovely boozer the billy goat and a great atmosphere for the open mic night last night. Wiz Mossley’s assembled crew of poets, singers and musicians played to an appreciative and respectful audience and the evening was topped off by the excellent sounds of singer songwriter Chris Turner accompanied on violin by Dave King.
Free food by the way. Sausage casserole and some nice butties!
We have had a few sessions down at the acoustic cafe recently. As a full band, a three-piece and with Mike performing solo. A great venue where the audience is there to see and hear the bands. Long may it thrive down at the Gorse Hill Church on Wesley Street in Stretford every Monday night. Hosted by the wonderful Terry Snowden MBE with assistance from Alan Bitterman and Danny Cawley. Really worth checking out. Every Monday from 7:30.
We’ve done a couple of nights down at acoustic eclectic recently. On Wednesday 1st Feb and 8th Feb, Mike and Phil went down to the Tameside hotel in Dukinfield to check out a great night of music and live performance. A pleasure to meet the legendary singer, songwriter and acoustic eclectic stage and radio show host that is Wiz Mossley and great artists like Picnic Area and Sam Lyon. We’ll be back for a full band set soon and Mike will be doing a live solo set on Wiz’s weekly radio show Acoustic Eclectic at some plot in the future. Details to be announced.
If you live in Manchester then it’s a great place to go for a free evening’s entertainment. On every Wednesday.