Its that time of year again – back to school, heating is going back on and the Christmas biscuits are in the shops… But never fear because to ease the mourning for the loss of summer we have a ridiculously exciting Freedom Principle Autumn season for you! For the first time, every gig is a double bill so there’ll be twice the music – but all for the same price of £3. Don’t forget that 100% of that £3 goes straight to the musicians, so please continue to support them by coming along to Sandbar for great music and great beer!
Perhaps the headline-grabbing gig is the Mercury Prize nominated and Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson championed Roller Trio, appearing on 6th November alongside a new electric project from Beats & Pieces saxophonist Ben Watte, but we’re equally excited about a meeting of Mancunian guitar heroes Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum on 16th October and a journey into the unknown on 2nd October with improvised sets from vibraphonist Corey Mwamba‘s trio with Dave Kane and Joshua Blackmore, and Trio VD and Acoustic Ladyland’s Chris Sharkey. The programme is completed by gigs from French-born guitarist Hugo Corbin and his trio alongside The Horizon Experiment, a brand new band led by drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jim Molyneux, on 25th September; a return for Freedom Principle favourite Alice Zawadzki alongside Stockholm-based Silence Blossoms (led by Efpi’s Sam Andreae) on their first set of UK gigs on 20th November; and a Christmas extravaganza on 4th December from Freedom Principle’s very own Anton Hunter and his trio alongside the Madwort Sax Quartet from London, formed by Tom Ward and featuring Led Bib’s Chris Williams.
Full line up below along with some audio and visual delights to whet your appetite:
25th September – Hugo Corbin Trio + The Horizon Experiment
2nd October – Corey Mwamba | Dave Kane | Joshua Blackmore + Chris Sharkey (solo)
16th October – Mike Walker + Stuart McCallum
6th November – Roller Trio + Ben Watte Band
20th November – Alice Zawadzki + Silence Blossoms
4th December - Anton Hunter Trio + Madwort Sax Quartet
Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL – 0161 273 1552
£3 entry, doors 8.30pm – music starts from 9pm SHARP
Posted: September 13th, 2012 | Author: Ben | Filed under: Freedom Principle, General news | Tags: alice zawadzki, anton hunter, ben watte, chris sharkey, corey mwamba, dave kane, freedom principle, hugo corbin, jim molyneux, joshua blackmore, madwort, Manchester, mike walker, roller trio, sam andreae, sandbar, silence blossoms, stuart mccallum, tom ward | No Comments »