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MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER
Jul
22
9:00 PM21:00

MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER

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

The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER. 

Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part. This month Dreamer are joined by Ellern Beth Abdi. Ellern is well known in Manchester for her work fronting afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular Agbeko and the oh so mesmerizing Kara Music. Her smooth like silk vocals will captivate even the hardest of hearts. 

This Jam has become very popular with musicians and audiences alike. Their musical repertoire is infectious. We reckon everyone will be partying and joining in like it’s a Saturday night not a Monday! 

Here’s a little bit of info on the band:

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

DREAMER is comprised of a core of 6 members:
Joe Luckin - Drums
Ben Price - Bass
Dan Hall - Guitar
Jack Duckham - Guitar
Rosie Giles - Vocals
Lauren Birtles - Vocals 

Regular band guests include:
Liam Mullaney - Keys
Matt Wilmot - Keys
Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott. 

Keep an eye out for the ALL STAR Guests. This is one Jam you don’t want to miss!

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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FLOW THEORY JAM
Jul
29
9:00 PM21:00

FLOW THEORY JAM

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

We've got a special one-off Jam night with Flow Theory! 

Flow Theory are a Movement. Local Producers, Vocalists, DJs and Artists spreading love and positivity through their sounds. Inspired by the mental state of flow, “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one.”

This unique jam will feature a special house band of Manchester's finest musicians:

FLOW THEORY
Joe Luckin - Drums
Aaron Wood - Trumpet
Liviu George - Keys
George Fell - Guitar
Ben Price - Bass

The band are inviting guest musicians to join in, with an emphasis on vocalists, rappers and MCs. 

Plus there's DJ sets from Flow Theory throughout the night. 

If you want to join in the jam, speak to the band and they can add you to the night's line up. Or, sit back and watch the jam unfold.

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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TERRI SHALTIEL
Aug
3
9:30 PM21:30

TERRI SHALTIEL

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

Returning to M&P's, Terri is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader, song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, She has a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush.

Her Influences include;
Aretha Franklin, Etta James,Marlena Shaw, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles,Phyllis Dylan plus many more.

Terri has worked with several prestigious musicians including jazz and funk guitar legend Jim Mullen, who invited her to perform live with him, Grammy award-winning house/soul/gospel singer Barbara Tucker, and session singing for hip-hop artist MC Undakova. 

As well as singing for award-winning reggae producers Mafia and Fluxy and ex-Sugar Mynott producer Roman Pryce, Terri has even sung jazz in Harlem!
She has secured radio play with her own songs on BBC Radio 6 Music with Craig Charles’ funk and soul show, and has had some of her material recently featured on reggae/r’n’b stations Passion FM and Unique FM.

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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DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS

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

Dave Luvin's monthly gig at Matt and Phreds features Manchester's most talented Jazz Singers backed by the Dave Luvin Group. Come down for a relaxed laid back vibe listening to songs from The Great American Song Book mixed with original compositions. 

The Kansas City bass man's band consists of great Manchester based musicians: Keith McGee on Piano, Ed Kainyek on Sax, and Adam Dawson on the drum kit. 

The night’s featured singer will be Sarah Grace

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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SUNDAY BEST JAZZ 
Aug
15
9:00 PM21:00

SUNDAY BEST JAZZ 

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

Sunday Best are a vibrant vocal led group who strive to explore and enjoy Jazz from the 1920’s through to contemporary classics. Their music harks back to the swing of Louis Armstrong and the blues of Bessie Smith, all delivered in their unique Sunday Best style. Since their creation, Sunday Best have enjoyed weekly residences across the city - performing across cabaret nights, Lindy hop events and bustling bars. With a group of some of the finest manchester based players and their own extensive unique set of arrangements, expect a smorgasbord of Dixie, swing, blues and a smattering of New Orleans. 

Expect lots of blues, plenty of toe-tapping dixie and a smattering of unique covers of modern classics.

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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MELISA KELLY & THE SMOKIN' CROWS
Aug
17
9:30 PM21:30

MELISA KELLY & THE SMOKIN' CROWS

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

Melisa Kelly & The Smokin' Crows are a fast rising Soul & Blues outfit from Glasgow. Fronted by powerhouse band leader Melisa Kelly, they've earned praise for their electrifying live show while cutting their teeth supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Big Boy Bloater and Samantha Fish. The Smokin' Crows pay homage to the sounds of yesteryear without mimicry; respecting the soul, funk and blues elders that defined the genres while displaying seemingly boundless vitality and a signature contemporary spark. Melisa Kelly proves a formidable frontwoman, flaunting roaring vocals and an unmistakable live presence.

Tonight, the band will be playing an all-killer, no filler set of red hot Soul, Jazz and Blues classics, along with a selection of their own Smokin' Crow originals. 

THE BAND
Melisa Kelly - vocals
Bruce Wallace - guitar
Dean Darkie - keys
Graeme Newbury - drums
Kieran Savage - bass

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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MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER
Aug
26
9:00 PM21:00

MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER

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

The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER. 

Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part. This month Dreamer are joined by Ellern Beth Abdi. Ellern is well known in Manchester for her work fronting afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular Agbeko and the oh so mesmerizing Kara Music. Her smooth like silk vocals will captivate even the hardest of hearts. 

This Jam has become very popular with musicians and audiences alike. Their musical repertoire is infectious. We reckon everyone will be partying and joining in like it’s a Saturday night not a Monday! 

Here’s a little bit of info on the band:

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

DREAMER is comprised of a core of 6 members:
Joe Luckin - Drums
Ben Price - Bass
Dan Hall - Guitar
Jack Duckham - Guitar
Rosie Giles - Vocals
Lauren Birtles - Vocals 

Regular band guests include:
Liam Mullaney - Keys
Matt Wilmot - Keys
Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott. 

Keep an eye out for the ALL STAR Guests. This is one Jam you don’t want to miss!

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 BOOGIE WILLIAMS TRIO GRANDE
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

THE BOOGIE WILLIAMS TRIO GRANDE

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

The Boogie Williams Trio Grande is made up of Boogie Williams on piano and vocal, Alan 'The Hat' Whitham on bass and Richard Young on drum set. 

Boogie aka Barney Williams has many years of experience and has played with various different bands in many countries around the world, but, with the Trio Grande he is doing what he does best, playing a mixture of Soul, Jazz, Blues, Boogie and Sixties Groove.

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 PLIMP SOULS
Aug
31
9:30 PM21:30

THE PLIMP SOULS

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9:30pm - 12.30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

We are excited for the The Plimp Souls return to the club tonight. Don't miss this great local band!

Manchester born heavy-funk/soul band The Plimp Souls are brought together by one vision:
To give Manchester a fresh blend of authentic raw funk. This tight 9-piece ensemble bring a new twist to the scene. 

Their goal is to break the mould of the usual "Funk'n'Soul band" and play a live selection of the rarest covers & rawest originals; compiled from the vaults of DJ Simon Ham’s (You Dig?) 45’s record collection. 

With their members having performed and recorded for many years in some of the UK’s most iconic venues, The Plimp Souls' superb sound, infectious grooves and well sculpted songs leave their audiences shrieking for more. A night with The Plimp Souls is guaranteed to get your feet shuffling and inspire you to get more funk in your life.

The Plimp Souls are diggin deep into their vaults to bring an exciting selection of rare Funk & Soul to Matt & Phreds. You will hear the Heavy Hitters of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Genuine & Marva Whitney's - Its My Thing and the soulful rarities of Brenda George's - Cant Stand It & Etta James' - You Got It. If that ain't enough then bracing yourselves for The Plimp Souls very own version of No Diggity by Black Street, a song not to miss. Their mixture of rare funk, authentic soul and upbeat grooves will definitely leave you wanting more. 

THE BAND:
Leanne Ledger - Vocals
David Davies - Bass
Joe Giliver - Drums
Chris Wright - Guitar
Matt Royle - Keyboards
Nick Oakley - Trumpet / Vocals
Will Earl - Trumpet
Nick Cavill - Alto/Tenor Sax, Harmonica
Jack Fearn - Baritone Sax / Flute
Gavin Wilks - Percussion

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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KYLA BROX
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

KYLA BROX

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

Kyla's bi-monthly residency continues into 2019. Come and see her and Danny perform. You won't be disappointed. 

Last year saw the launch of Kyla's new album, 'Throw Away Your Blues'. If you're at this gig, pick yourself a copy up from Kyla or Danny, it's great and she'll also sign it for you, if you ask nicely!

Kyla Brox can be tender, urgent and gritty: she blurs the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. 

The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Sky Blue (2009). Performing on various ocassions in a different setting, from band to duo to trio, encourages distinct Kyla's to come to the fore - the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. She never flinches from emotional reality in either situation, and is undoubtedly the finest UK blues and soul singer of her generation. 

Tonight's performance will evoke a combination of them all. Fellow musician and songwriting partner Danny Blomeley and his virtuoso guitar-work, by turns delicate and unrestrained, has earned Danny a following in his own right.

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 SOULS RAYS
Sep
7
9:30 PM21:30

THE SOULS RAYS

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

The Soul Rays are a straight up funk band from Liverpool boasting two amazing singers, funky brass and a rock solid rhythm section. Taking influence from the likes of Rick James, James Brown and Betty Davies. They are taking the old school funk sound and giving it a modern twist while staying true to the one. Imagine if James Browns band were backing Destinys Child and playing really fresh and modern funk tunes and you’ll have a good idea of the sound! The Soul Rays bring an energetic live show every time they take to the stage.

The Soul Rays will be playing their original mix of straight up Funk with R'n'B harmonies chopped with Hip Hop grooves and attitude. Expect plenty of original Soul Rays Funk music with along with classic, rare and even a few unexpected covers exploring some of the many amazing artists who have influenced them.

THE BAND
Nina and Madalina: Lead Vocals
Phil: Drums/Rap
Ben: Bass
Harry: Guitar
Marie-Lou: Sax
Emily: Trumpet
Ben: Trombone

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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NEW YORK BRASS BAND
Sep
13
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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DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS
Sep
17
9:00 PM21:00

DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS

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

Dave Luvin's monthly gig at Matt and Phreds features Manchester's most talented Jazz Singers backed by the Dave Luvin Group. Come down for a relaxed laid back vibe listening to songs from The Great American Song Book mixed with original compositions. 

The Kansas City bass man's band consists of great Manchester based musicians: Keith McGee on Piano, Ed Kainyek on Sax, and Adam Dawson on the drum kit. 

Tonight, the band will be joined by singer Ali Matthews http://www.alimatthews.org

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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CHARLIE COOPER - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC! 
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

CHARLIE COOPER - EARLY EVENING LIVE MUSIC! 

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5:00pm - 06:00pm / EARLY EVENING FREE GIG | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-6PM | GIG 5-6PM

WE ARE BACK with our FREE early Saturday evening solo gigs, starting with Charlie Cooper, one of our favourite singer/songwriters to our early evening live sessions.

Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! Not only comparable with classic voices like Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey but also up there with modern soul divas Alice Russell and Sharon Jones, Charlie is a vocal force to be reckoned with. The songs emerge from another time, influenced by the classic songwriting and arranging of Bacharach and Hal David, accompanied by grooves akin to old school Stax and Motown. 

This paired down piano solo gig will showcase this talented artist in an intimate setting. 

"Superb talent and excellent musicality" "Great charm and positivity coupled with that little bit of magic which all good performers have" - JOOLS HOLLAND

"Unmissable talent and endearing humility" - VIVA MAGAZINE

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MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER
Sep
23
9:00 PM21:00

MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER

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

The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER. 

Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part. This month Dreamer are joined by Ellern Beth Abdi. Ellern is well known in Manchester for her work fronting afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular Agbeko and the oh so mesmerizing Kara Music. Her smooth like silk vocals will captivate even the hardest of hearts. 

This Jam has become very popular with musicians and audiences alike. Their musical repertoire is infectious. We reckon everyone will be partying and joining in like it’s a Saturday night not a Monday! 

Here’s a little bit of info on the band:

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

DREAMER is comprised of a core of 6 members:
Joe Luckin - Drums
Ben Price - Bass
Dan Hall - Guitar
Jack Duckham - Guitar
Rosie Giles - Vocals
Lauren Birtles - Vocals 

Regular band guests include:
Liam Mullaney - Keys
Matt Wilmot - Keys
Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott. 

Keep an eye out for the ALL STAR Guests. This is one Jam you don’t want to miss!

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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MORPHER 
Sep
24
9:00 PM21:00

MORPHER 

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

Morpher, made up of Leeds bred Sax, Bass and Drums combine electronics to bring the Northern powerhouse sound of underground groove, Drum and Bass, topped with sweet lashings of sonic melodies. Their performance energy is unlike any other live experience. With a nod to the uprising of the current London Jazz, LA Beat Makers and Underground New York Electronics scenes. These three Artists blend their respective styles effortlessly, with spirit-freeing ease.

"Morpher always deliver a super fresh, exciting and dynamic performance. The trio features three of the UK's finest emerging young jazz musicians, who's superb musicianship and compositions always collectively create an original, unique and cutting edge sound full of energy and style" - Jim Corry (Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson, Jay Z, Lilly Allen)

As well as playing their tunes from their debut album, Morpher will be performing and extending new and existing material, as well as improvising grooves and melodies on the night. Their aim is to get your head nodding, body shaking and open your ears to sounds you've never experienced before.

THE BAND
Jasper Cole - Sax
Chris Mcintyre - Drums
Frazer Kerslake - Bass

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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FLOW THEORY JAM
Sep
30
9:00 PM21:00

FLOW THEORY JAM

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

We've got a special one-off Jam night with Flow Theory! 

Flow Theory are a Movement. Local Producers, Vocalists, DJs and Artists spreading love and positivity through their sounds. Inspired by the mental state of flow, “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one.”

This unique jam will feature a special house band of Manchester's finest musicians:

FLOW THEORY
Joe Luckin - Drums
Aaron Wood - Trumpet
Liviu George - Keys
George Fell - Guitar
Ben Price - Bass

The band are inviting guest musicians to join in, with an emphasis on vocalists, rappers and MCs. 

Plus there's DJ sets from Flow Theory throughout the night. 

If you want to join in the jam, speak to the band and they can add you to the night's line up. Or, sit back and watch the jam unfold.

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 BEATROOTS
Oct
1
9:00 PM21:00

THE BEATROOTS

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The Beatroots are a mixed voice a cappella group based in Oxford, showcasing a totally groovy exploration into the classic compositions of The Beatles. The four-piece band showcase soul, funk, jazz, and rhythm & blues.

"Well presented, very entertaining, wicked blend... a professional and entertaining performance." - Clare Wheeler, The Swingle Singers

"Cool arranging, good singing, fun presentation. Awesome!" - Nick Girard, The House Jacks
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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CHARLIE COOPER & THE CC'S
Oct
12
9:30 PM21:30

CHARLIE COOPER & THE CC'S

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

Charlie Cooper is more than just your average blue-eyed soul singer. 

She is captivating audiences as well as the professional ears of the likes of Jools Holland and Craig Charles with her formidable song writing. 

The Northern Soul songstress delivers unforgettable performances rich in energy and emotion and stands out from the crowd by making music true to herself. 

Charlie writes music that appeals to all ages and ranges in styles from lush Muscle Shoals esq. ballads to numbers that reincarnate the ghost of 60s Rock n Roll. 

THE BAND
Charlie Cooper - Vocals
George King - Keys
Luke Flowers - kit
Paul Farr - Guitar
Bass - Alex Pearson

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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DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS
Oct
15
9:00 PM21:00

DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS

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

Dave Luvin's monthly gig at Matt and Phreds features Manchester's most talented Jazz Singers backed by the Dave Luvin Group. Come down for a relaxed laid back vibe listening to songs from The Great American Song Book mixed with original compositions. 

The Kansas City bass man's band consists of great Manchester based musicians: Keith McGee on Piano, Ed Kainyek on Sax, and Adam Dawson on the drum kit. 

The night’s featured singer will be Hayley Pip Williams

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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JOHN-BAPTISTE, TEBU, PARTRIDGE & BARRAS
Oct
17
9:00 PM21:00

JOHN-BAPTISTE, TEBU, PARTRIDGE & BARRAS

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

The band performs a playful take on Jazz standards and Classic songs with Cassandra John-Baptiste on vocals, Gavin Barras on bass, Tagné Tebu on keys and Mike Partridge on drums. Playing a selection of jazz standards and classic songs, their musical choice reflects the eclectic mix of influences of this multicultural ensemble. If you haven't heard Cassandra sing before, you're missing a treat. Her raw, gutsy vocals are spell binding.

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THE DIRTY BOMB
Oct
22
9:00 PM21:00

THE DIRTY BOMB

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

The Dirty Bomb are a four piece Instrumental funk outfit showcasing the talents of guitarist Bri Stevenson, drummer Ian Hampson, bass player Ged Campbell, and keyboard player Roberto Valadas.

Utilising some of their favourite compositions as vehicles for dirty grooves and exciting improvisation, you can expect to be taken on a journey through the deepest record collection of any funk, soul, jazz, & hip-hop enthusiast.

Plus it’s HAPPY HOUR until midnight!

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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DREAMER
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

DREAMER

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9:30pm - 12.30am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

If you're after a night of cool grooves and dancing, this is the night for you!

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

Dreamer is comprised of a core of 6 members, Joe Luckin on Drums, Ben Price on Bass, Dan Hall on Guitar, Jack Duckham on Guitar, Rosie Giles and Lauren Birtles - Vocals. Regular guests include Liam Mullaney on Keys, Matt Wilmot on Keys, and Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott.

Bring your dancing shoes, you're going to need them!

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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MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

MATT & PHRED'S ALL STAR JAM - FT. DREAMER

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

The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER. 

Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part. This month Dreamer are joined by Ellern Beth Abdi. Ellern is well known in Manchester for her work fronting afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular Agbeko and the oh so mesmerizing Kara Music. Her smooth like silk vocals will captivate even the hardest of hearts. 

This Jam has become very popular with musicians and audiences alike. Their musical repertoire is infectious. We reckon everyone will be partying and joining in like it’s a Saturday night not a Monday! 

Here’s a little bit of info on the band:

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

DREAMER is comprised of a core of 6 members:
Joe Luckin - Drums
Ben Price - Bass
Dan Hall - Guitar
Jack Duckham - Guitar
Rosie Giles - Vocals
Lauren Birtles - Vocals 

Regular band guests include:
Liam Mullaney - Keys
Matt Wilmot - Keys
Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott. 

Keep an eye out for the ALL STAR Guests. This is one Jam you don’t want to miss!

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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FEAR/LESS
Oct
31
9:00 PM21:00

FEAR/LESS

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

THE HIGHLIGHT OF M&P’S SPOOKAPOOLA! Escape the moonlight in Manchester’s dimly-lit backstreet jazz club for a night of soul, blues, jazz, and pop, all with some spooky undertones to mark the date.

Fear/Less have been creating a fresh catalogue of sounds since their debut. The melodious duo promises an intimate experience for audience members, fusing both of their backgrounds in the genre into a truly special evening of music.

The music, as with every weeknight, will run until midnight… So you can see Halloween out in style!

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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CHARLIE COOPER & THE CC'S
Jul
20
9:30 PM21:30

CHARLIE COOPER & THE CC'S

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

Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! Not
only comparable with classic voices like Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey but also up there with
modern soul divas Alice Russell and Sharon Jones, Charlie is a vocal force to be reckoned with.
The songs emerge from another time, influenced by the classic songwriting and arranging of
Bacharach and Hal David, accompanied by grooves akin to old school Stax and Motown. Charlie
invites you in for a glimpse into her mind and her world, whilst her band ("The CC's") kick it like
Booker T and the MGs.

"Superb talent and excellent musicality"
"Great charm and positivity coupled with that little bit of magic which all
good performers have"
- JOOLS HOLLAND

THE BAND
Charlie Cooper - Vocals
George King - Keys
Luke Flowers - kit
Paul Farr - Guitar
Bass - Alex Pearson

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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DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS
Jul
16
9:00 PM21:00

DAVE LUVIN PRESENTS THE JAZZ SINGERS

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

Dave Luvin's monthly gig at Matt and Phreds features Manchester's most talented Jazz Singers backed by the Dave Luvin Group. Come down for a relaxed laid back vibe listening to songs from The Great American Song Book mixed with original compositions. 

The Kansas City bass man's band consists of great Manchester based musicians: Keith McGee on Piano, Ed Kainyek on Sax, and Adam Dawson on the drum kit. 

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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CHINESE MARBLES
Jul
13
9:30 PM21:30

CHINESE MARBLES

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

The Chinese Marbles are a firm favourite of the club guests and bar team. This band leave you feeling high on life and wanting more!

The Chinese Marbles is a collective of ten multi-instrumentalists from Macclesfield. The band plays a truly eclectic mix of genres including rock, ska, funk, disco, soul, reggae and blues, with both covers and originals thrown in, all members input their own musical style into the mix. With powerful Joe Cocker-style vocals from Joe Ashworth, amazing soul diva Rosie Douglas, rock-tastic wailing guitar solos from Fil Hill and punchy horns, this band is unique, energetic, super-versatile and really has got the lot. Don’t miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/thechinesemarbles
http://thechinesemarbles.com/
Twitter @chinesemarbles

BAND MEMBERS
Roger Walker - Vocals Guitar
Joe Kover - Vocals Bass Percussion
Rosie Douglas - Vocals Sax
Phil Hill - Guitar
Dave Stebbings - Guitar
Jamie Muncaster - Drums
Alan Fats - Sax Bass
Mel Howard - Trombone
Linda Howard - 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)

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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DREAMER
Jul
6
9:00 PM21:00

DREAMER

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9:30pm - 1.00am / £5 OTD | DOORS 5PM | HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM | GIG STARTS 9.30PM

DREAMER

If you're after a night of cool grooves and dancing, this is the night for you!

Dreamer are a Funk, Soul & Disco band from Manchester. The band have been performing across the UK for over 6 years and pride themselves on getting the party started. Their eclectic mix of party grooves is guaranteed to get you dancing. Regulars at Matt and Phred's for the past few years, Dreamer have built themselves up a devoted and highly enthusiastic following of party goers so book your table early to avoid disappointment! 

Dreamer is comprised of a core of 6 members, Joe Luckin on Drums, Ben Price on Bass, Dan Hall on Guitar, Jack Duckham on Guitar, Rosie Giles and Lauren Birtles - Vocals. Regular guests include Liam Mullaney on Keys, Matt Wilmot on Keys, and Saskia Palfreyman - Vocals. 

Expect to hear some of the very best Funk, Soul and Disco tracks including the likes of Chic, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, Patrice Rushen, TLC, and Jill Scott.

Bring your dancing shoes, you're going to need them!

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