Gigs: Forthcoming events at Bury Met

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

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Tuesday, September 10, 8pm

THE HOAX
Plus support

Tickets: £14 advance
Venue: Main Theatre (standing)

Arguably the most influential British Blues band of the last
20 years, The Hoax blasted through the 90s forging a loyal
and widespread following and firmly established a cult
status as one of the most exciting live acts of the decade.

It was at a small show in 1993 just outside Southampton
where legendary producer Mike Vernon first saw The Hoax.
Vernon helped shape the emerging sound of the British Blues
movement in the 1960s by producing the classic John Mayals
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton album, as well as Fleetwood
Mac, Ten Years After, and a then unknown David Bowie. He
wasted no time in signing the band to Warner Brothers world
wide, and in 1994 the critically acclaimed Sound Like This
album was released.

2009 saw The Hoax reunite for a sold out 20th anniversary
European tour, and in 2011 they held the first Hoaxfest,
featuring each of the members solo projects appearing
alongside The Hoax. The band also played a number of late
night, intimate blues shows in smaller venues, where they
played into the early hours, jamming out blues classics and
treating the packed audience to a total of 5 hours
entertainment.

2013 sees the return of The Hoax and the release of their
first studio album in 15 years.

Doors open at 7.30pm

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FOLK MUSIC

Friday, September 20, 8pm

THE HOUSE DEVILS

Tickets: £8
Venue: Studio Theatre

The House Devils feature the combined talents of Matt Fahey,
a superb singer and a skilled, dynamic guitar player; Mat
Walklate, an acclaimed harmonica and flute player equally at
home playing Irish music as he is the blues; and Andrew
Dinan, an all-Ireland senior fiddle champion who has
recently toured with The Bad Shepherds and Mike McGoldrick’s
Future Trad Collective. The band will be joined by 5-string
banjo ace Jonny Hulme and Anthony Haller on double bass.

“..energetic tunes, striking harmonica, quality
musicianship”- Irish Music Magazine

BLUES

Friday, September 27, 9pm

THE MUSTANGS

Tickets: £10
Venue: Studio Theatre

Regarded as one of the best and most exciting blues rock
bands in the UK today, The Mustangs play high energy,
blues-based rock originals.

The band have already released three albums of original
material and headlined festivals such as Boogaloo Blues
Festival, Blues at the Fort, Swanage Blues Festival and Eel
Pie’s Bluesquest.

BLUES

Sunday, September 29, 8pm

RUBY TURNER

Tickets: £20
Venue: Main Theatre

For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one
of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Ruby can
breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a
passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her
career to date has been sensational with major tours, film,
TV and theatre appearances.

Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when she was nine and
her major break came when she was taken under the wings of
British blues legend, the late Alexis Korner.

Her first album, Women Hold Up Half The Sky was released to
critical acclaim in 1986. This period spawned the hits If
You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) and I’d Rather Go Blind and,
in the American RnB chart, the number 1 hit single It’s
Gonna Be Alright – one of less than ten British records to
achieve this.

A very prolific songwriter, many of Ruby’s songs have been
covered by artists such as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest, while
her vocal prowess has been employed to good effect by Brian
Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, and Jools Holland.

Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a
voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis
Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an
ever growing and diverse fan base.

“Ruby Turner is truly the genuine article. Blessed with a
voice that can breathe life and meaning into any song,
whether it be a passionate ballad or a fast groove”- The
Guardian.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Monday, September 30, 5.30pm
Monday, September 30, 6.45pm

HARMONICA WORKSHOP WITH MAT WALKLATE
Beginner level

Tickets: £45 / £35 concession
Venue: Studio 2

Suitable for beginners wanting to learn more about playing
the harmonica. Led by Matt Walklate

Sessions run at 5.30pm and 6.45pm. These two beginners
courses run on alternate Mondays for 8 weeks starting on
Monday 30 September

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Monday, September 30, 8pm

HARMONICA WORKSHOP WITH MAT WALKLATE
Intermediate level

Tickets: £45 / £35 concession

The follow on course from our beginners harmonica workshop.

Eight one hour sessions on alternate Mondays from Monday 30
September.

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