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THE NIGHTCREATURES DUO
Jul
23
9:00 PM21:00

THE NIGHTCREATURES DUO

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM - MIDNIGHT | GIG STARTS 9PM

The Nightcreatures duo is a stripped down version of New Orleans R&B band The Nightcreatures, specialising in Swamp Funk, Voodoo Blues and Mardi Gras street beats. The perfect band to celebrate Mardi Gras Day!

They'll be serving up a spicy gumbo of classic New Orleans material, old time blues and rock/pop covers given the Nightcreatures treatment. 

In the true spirit of the city they bring together songs sourced from such diverse artists as Prince, Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits and Ian Drury, as well as from New Orleans greats like Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Professor Longhair and James Booker. In addition to this they have reworked songs that were originally recorded by classic bluesmen Blind Willie Johnson, Leadbelly, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Jelly Roll Morton.

Fancy booking a table for this gig? It’s free!
Just call:

0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA
Jul
27
9:30 PM21:30

THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA

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9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

The Underscore Orkestra play a blend Hot Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Balkan, Klezmer, Swing, Americana, Ole Blues and bit of Irish/Celtic. Both Original Compositions and Traditional tunes will be heard.

They have been a band since 2007 and have taken on many different incarnations. They formed in Portland Oregon USA and are now based in Cork, Ireland. They have played 100+ shows a year, all over the world including USA and North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and Central America.

On this 4th UK tour you will see Jorge Kachmari playing Fiddle, Saxophone, Harmonica and Clarinet, as well as Lead Vocals. Brian Leach playing resonator guitar and a bit of Banjo. Sam Wright on Double Bass and Thomas Hodson on Squeeze box (Accordion)

Their music lights a fire within you, evoking the haunting sounds of the east with definite influences from the west. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your hips shaking! Its certainly danceable but also quite enjoyable to sit back and clap along. 

They are touring to support their brand new 8th Studio Album "Sometimes Always Never or Whatever", released in 2018.

Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Tables book up early for weekend gigs be sure to secure your table by calling:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

FAKE MAFIOSO

EACH AND EVERY SATURDAY, AFTER THE BAND FINISHES AT 12:30AM, OUR RESIDENT DJ TAKES TO THE DECKS TO FILL THE CLUB WITH FUNK, R&B, SOUL, AND GUILTY PLEASURES FROM ACROSS THE AGES UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY MORNING.

FREE ENTRY. ENTER THROUGH OUR OLDHAM ST DOORS.

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THE NIGHTCREATURES
Aug
2
9:30 PM21:30

THE NIGHTCREATURES

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9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7.30PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

Who says you have to go all the way to the US of A to enjoy New Orleans Treme music when we can bring the music to Manchester with THE NIGHTCREATURES!

The Nightcreatures play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme’ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time Blues, traditional Spirituals, Mardi Gras and more modern songs given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment’, as well as original music.

THE NIGHTCREATURES BAND:
Tom Davies – Vocal/Guitar
Henry Botham – Piano
Hugh Lawrence – Drums
Pete Robinson – Sousaphone
Chris Bridges – Trombone
Howard Jacobs – Sax

Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Tables book up early for weekend gigs be sure to secure your table by calling:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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THE BIG EASY
Aug
9
9:00 PM21:00

THE BIG EASY

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9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7:30PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

We are super excited to have The Big Easy back on stage!

The Big Easy are an energetic swing band from Leeds, consisting of vocals, trumpet, sax, guitar, piano, double bass and drums. Their repertoire is carefully chosen to give a lively and varied performance of the best swing from throughout the 20th century; covering repertoire from the early days of jazz, classic New Orleans tunes and lively jump-jive .

Since it’s birth in the 1920s, swing has been music for celebration – music to dance to when you are having a good time. With this in mind, The Big Easy have taken some of the greatest tunes by the giants of swing; Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nina Simone and many more household names, added their own interesting arrangements to bring you a set of only the finest swing tunes.

The Big Easy are,

Jon Scully - Trumpet / Vocals
Jack Chandler - Baritone / Alto Sax
George Birkett - Guitar
Tom Maddison - Double Bass
Laurence Marshall - Drums

Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Tables book up early for weekend gigs be sure to secure your table by calling:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES
Aug
19
9:00 PM21:00

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHT CREATURES

House band The Nightcreatures host the third Monday of the month jam session with 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. Whether it's Rhythm and Blues, Second Line, Brass Bands, Dixieland, Blues, Funk, Rhumba, Rock n Roll, Zydeco or Old Time Jazz, as long as you play it New Orleans style, anything goes!

House band line up is Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Drums and Sousaphone so plenty of room for brass to sit in.

So come and join us for a night of good time grooves and horns aplenty!

Be sure to reserve a table to get the best seats!
Just call:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

Repeats:

THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

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The Nico Widdowson Trio
Aug
20
9:00 PM21:00

The Nico Widdowson Trio

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM - MIDNIGHT | GIG STARTS 9PM

The Nico Widdowson Trio likes to get people’s feet moving. This young piano trio draw influence from blues, bop and New Orleans to bring a fiery energy to their compositions leaving you wonder why you ever thought Jazz was boring. Over the last year The Nico Widdowson Trio have played across Leeds city centre’s hottest jazz venues including The Domino Club, Northern Guitars and Sela Bar as well as supporting John Toussaint for Jazz Leeds. Huge influences have been from Christian McBride, Benny Green, Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey.

The Band

Nico Widdowson - Piano

Tom Rhodes - Bass

Richard Moulton - Drums

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THE AFTER HOURS
Aug
30
9:30 PM21:30

THE AFTER HOURS

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9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7.30PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

The After Hours are a 21st Century anomaly; a collective of loveable rogues hell bent on redefining live dance music.

Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, The After Hours have created a uniquely exciting take on Electro - Swing.

The After Hours have been razzing Matt and Phreds for a few years now with their 1920's 'Hot Jass' sound; but they're gonna step it up all the way this time with a 3 set journey from Jass to Electro Swing!!

Vocals / Keys - Eleanor Begley
Scratch DJ - Dan 'The Hat'
Sax/ Clarinet - Oly Clarkson
Trumpet - Elias Cabello
Trombone -Tim Hurst
Guitar / voodoo - Max Miller
Bass - Elliot Roffe
Drums - John Arneson

Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Tables book up early for weekend gigs be sure to secure your table by calling:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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PAUL FARR TRIO
Sep
10
9:00 PM21:00

PAUL FARR TRIO

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-MIDNIGHT | GIG STARTS 9PM

The Paul Farr Trio only play original music whether it's Jazz, Blues, Funk or whatever else comes out! Expect melodic Jazz, gritty Blues and funky New Orleans vibes.

The band

Paul Farr - Guitar

Huw Jacob - Bass

Luke Flowers - Drums

PLUS, it's Happy Hour until Midnight so fill your boots with our Free Pizza Deal and enjoy 2-4-1 Cocktails!

Fancy booking a table for this gig? It’s free!
Just call:

0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHT CREATURES

House band The Nightcreatures host the third Monday of the month jam session with 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. Whether it's Rhythm and Blues, Second Line, Brass Bands, Dixieland, Blues, Funk, Rhumba, Rock n Roll, Zydeco or Old Time Jazz, as long as you play it New Orleans style, anything goes!

House band line up is Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Drums and Sousaphone so plenty of room for brass to sit in.

So come and join us for a night of good time grooves and horns aplenty!

Be sure to reserve a table to get the best seats!
Just call:

0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

Repeats:

THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

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HENRY BOTHAM - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC!
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

HENRY BOTHAM - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC!

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5:00pm - 6:00pm / EARLY EVENING FREE GIG | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG 5-6PM

As part of our Saturday early evening live music gigs, we welcome Henry Botham back to the club for his Piano Gumbo Gig!

Frequent visitors to M&P's will recognise Henry Botham as a band member in both The Nightcreatures and Mr. Wilson's Second Liners. Two great big bands who are always very popular with our guests. In August last year, we saw Henry perform a solo piano set at HOME and we were blown away by his raw talent for New Orleans style piano playing. We've only ever heard him play in a full band and this stripped back solo set left us wanting more. 

So this evening, following in the footsteps of Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John and James Booker, the New Orleans tradition of recreating a full band using just piano is continued by Henry. Like his heroes before him he draws upon a wide and unusual repertoire taken from various sources and all brought together under the umbrella of New Orleans piano. Traditional Spirituals, old time Blues, Jazz, stride Piano, Rock, Latin American and Pop songs all contribute to the myriad of styles used to cook up this hot spicy Piano Gumbo.

You Don’t Need To Book A Table For Early-Evening Gigs, Just Make Sure You Get In Early And Grab One!

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VICTOR BROX - FREE EARLY EVENING GIG
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

VICTOR BROX - FREE EARLY EVENING GIG

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5:00pm - 6:00pm / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG 5PM

Manchester born blues legend Victor Brox is probably one of the most underrated champions of the British Blues scene and its unsung hero. This may well have been because he has refused to be pigeon-holed into any single category and has produced an eclectic style which often defied analysis. What cannot be disputed is his excellent singing voice, musical virtuosity and total eccentricity. He was described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their favourite white blues singer. He is without doubt a national treasure.

You don’t need to book a table for early-evening gigs, just make sure you get in early and grab one!

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HENRY BOTHAM - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC!
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

HENRY BOTHAM - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC!

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5:00pm - 6:00pm / EARLY EVENING FREE GIG | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG 5-6PM

As part of our Saturday early evening live music gigs, we welcome Henry Botham back to the club for his Piano Gumbo Gig!

Frequent visitors to M&P's will recognise Henry Botham as a band member in both The Nightcreatures and Mr. Wilson's Second Liners. Two great big bands who are always very popular with our guests. In August last year, we saw Henry perform a solo piano set at HOME and we were blown away by his raw talent for New Orleans style piano playing. We've only ever heard him play in a full band and this stripped back solo set left us wanting more. 

So this evening, following in the footsteps of Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John and James Booker, the New Orleans tradition of recreating a full band using just piano is continued by Henry. Like his heroes before him he draws upon a wide and unusual repertoire taken from various sources and all brought together under the umbrella of New Orleans piano. Traditional Spirituals, old time Blues, Jazz, stride Piano, Rock, Latin American and Pop songs all contribute to the myriad of styles used to cook up this hot spicy Piano Gumbo.

You Don’t Need To Book A Table For Early-Evening Gigs, Just Make Sure You Get In Early And Grab One!

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NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHT CREATURES

House band The Nightcreatures host the third Monday of the month jam session with 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. Whether it's Rhythm and Blues, Second Line, Brass Bands, Dixieland, Blues, Funk, Rhumba, Rock n Roll, Zydeco or Old Time Jazz, as long as you play it New Orleans style, anything goes!

House band line up is Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Drums and Sousaphone so plenty of room for brass to sit in.

So come and join us for a night of good time grooves and horns aplenty!

Be sure to reserve a table to get the best seats!
Just call:

0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

Repeats:

THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

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NEW YORK BRASS BAND
Jul
19
9:30 PM21:30

NEW YORK BRASS BAND

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9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7.30PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

New York Brass band were one of the first contemporary Brass Bands to play at M&P's. With a full-on 8-piece New Orleans inspired gig, these guys certainly set the bar for a night of cool Brass sounds!

New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are at the forefront of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band

New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 8-piece, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone. The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure

The band was formed in November 2010 by James Lancaster, and quickly established itself as a dynamic, flexible band who can perform outside acoustically at a drinks reception or street event, or amplified on a festival stage or club. No gimmicks, no backing tracks, no auto tune, this is music that gets people dancing and a band who make the audience feel part of the show!

Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Tables book up early for weekend gigs be sure to secure your table by calling:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

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NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES
Jul
15
9:00 PM21:00

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHTCREATURES

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9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM

NEW ORLEANS JAM LED BY THE NIGHT CREATURES

House band The Nightcreatures host the third Monday of the month jam session with 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. Whether it's Rhythm and Blues, Second Line, Brass Bands, Dixieland, Blues, Funk, Rhumba, Rock n Roll, Zydeco or Old Time Jazz, as long as you play it New Orleans style, anything goes!

House band line up is Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Drums and Sousaphone so plenty of room for brass to sit in.

So come and join us for a night of good time grooves and horns aplenty!

Fancy booking a table for this gig? It’s free!
Just call:

0161 273 5495 (weekdays between 10am - 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)

Repeats:

THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

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HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND
Jul
5
9:30 PM21:30

HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND

9:30pm - 12:30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7.30PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

Heavy Beat Brass Band is a collective of young professional musicians personally mentored by Keith Frazier of New Orleans' own Rebirth Brass Band.

Featured on ITVS This Morning with Philip Schofield and Hollie Willoughby, they are guaranteed to get the party started with their authentic Mardi Gras & New Orleans style brass beats!

Influenced by the Hot 8, Rebirth, Soul Rebels and Dirty Dozen brass bands HBBB take an eclectic mix of all your favourite tunes and arrange them in a way have never heard them before.

Perfect for weddings, functions, festivals and parties they can bring the music to you Mardi Gras parade style. From the stage to the streets, acoustic or amplified HBBB will always get the crowds dancing.

THE BAND
Alex Astbury - Trumpet
Max Astbury - Trumpet
Lee Griffiths - Tenor Sax
Dan Spirrett
David Sear - Trombone
Felicity Evans
Charlie Lancaster - Sousaphone
Filippo Radicchi - Bass Drum
Charlie Johnson - Snare Drum / Percussion

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