‘No Good Beatniks’ are a collective of like minded musicians who operate as a jam band with the focus
on dirty grooves and distorted jazz. They play broken beats with a dancefloor vibe on vintage/analogue equipment and classic instruments.
‘Funky original music and warped covers.’ Manchester Jazz Festival
Various members of the band include:
Samuel C Lees is one of the UKs most exciting gypsy jazz guitarists combining fire and flare of modern guitarists and a sense of grace and melody of classic gypsy jazz players like Django himself. He has worked throughout many genres and plays with some of the greatest musicians on the planet like Yngwie J Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Lollo Meier, and bass legend Jack Bruce.
“Brilliant!” - Jamie Cullum
“The UK’s rising star of Jazz/Pop” - Music Mag
After a successful first appearance at Matt and Phreds, 21-year-old, award winning, Blues chart selling artist Tom Seals returns to what he describes as his "favourite venue in Manchester!".
The Bad Man Clan are a five-piece electric blues band, playing original and cover material. The band has played many festivals around the UK and are currently finishing their first album, due in 2015. The band are known for their energetic live show which recalls the three kings of the blues – B.B., Albert and Freddie.
Since forming in 2008, Bad Ass Brass has been thrilling audiences with its bold, funky music and high
Matt & Phreds is excited to announce a brand new collaboration with the
RNCM POPULAR MUSIC DEGREE STUDENTS - NORTHERN SESSIONS - POP LIVE
House band The Nightcreatures host a new monthly jam session of music from the Crescent City of New Orleans. Musicians of all kinds are welcome to come and join in performing standard repertoire made famous in The Big Easy as well as other material given the NOLA treatment.
"Some bands exude cool and Blind Monk Trio have their unique musical style down to a T.
We can't get enough of this fantastic trio. Join the Brotherhood for a Live Music Treat!"
"the world's finest GOTHIC BEBOP SHOW"
"a monster mash up of John Coltrane, Nirvana, Buddy Rich & Led Zeppelin"