Wild folk maestros, Nizpoli, return to Greater Manchester this October for a special night at The Met in Bury. Ed Sheeran credits Nizlopi as a major influence in the development of his sound and was even their guitar technician once upon a time. Their sound is raw and distinctive, and much of this is down to double bassist and beat-boxer John Parker’s ability to contribute a hip-hop element to the soulful presence of singer/song writer Luke Concannon’s heartfelt performance. Best known for their 2005 hit, The JCB Song, this is a rare chance to experience the band’s famously intimate live show. Also on the bill is folk and roots band Coccos Lovers; expect a sumputously layered sounds from the seven piece, drawing on grassroots and folk.
Sat 18 Oct, The Met, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BW. Tel: 0161 761 2216, 8pm, £14, www.themet.com
Published on: Mon 13 Oct 2014