Glossop-based jazz bass player Gavin Barras takes the stage for NQ Jazz’s weekly stream this Monday 19 April. From 7pm – catch Gavin perform songs from his latest album The Family Tree – including original material influenced by fatherhood, friendship and home. Joined by his band – Jeff Guntren on sax, Jim Faulkner on guitar and drummer Dave Walsh – Gavin’s long term collaborator Dan Whieldon will also appear on piano. This stream is free to view on the NQ Jazz Youtube channel, Vimeo and Facebook page for 48 hours before being moved to their Patreon archive. Find out more at the event page listed below.
La Blogotheque’s series of Stay Away Shows continue this week with a special set from Texas folk singer Katy Kirby. Playing over on Instagram Live on Tuesday 20 April from 6pm (BST), tune in to hear Kirby’s sweet vocals and indie sensibilities as she plays tracks from her latest album Cool Dry Place. Although free to watch, you can donate towards the artist via the purchase of a virtual ticket at the Dice France website.
Spanning across two consecutive days – GIRLFEST present Oh My Babes! – an Instagram virtual festival raising money in aid of womankind worldwide whilst celebrating female and queer artists. Founded by musician Khloe – on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April there will be performances from over a dozen acts – including local talent Spyra, Olivia Browse and Rachel. We’ve detailed the full line up and times below which you can catch on the GIRLFEST Instagram page. Information on donations can also be found there.
4pm – Pre show with Cleo
5pm – Kiera Gabrielle
6pm – Rachel
7pm – Khloe
8pm – Okay, Bye
9pm – Nina Jade
10pm – Megzz
4pm – Daze
5pm – Millie Milner
6pm – Spyra
7pm – Izzii Grace
8pm – Olivia Browse
9pm – Ynes
10pm – Melanie Valentine
British prog rock band The Pineapple Thief mark the release of their latest studio album Nothing But The Truth (2020) with an exclusively-filmed performance of the record in full. On Thursday 22 April from 6pm – the band make up for cancelled worldwide tour dates as they connect with fans in this ‘cinematic’ experience filmed by George Laycock. You can view with the purchase of a virtual ticket found at the link below with further merch-bundle options available.
Bread Records present their monthly Cream of the Crop showcase this Saturday 24 April. Taking place over on Facebook Live from 1pm-5pm, the line up includes Ryan Martin, Heidi Dewhirst, Fordaze and the label’s ‘Head baker’ Michael Webster. With everything beginning to open back up, this could potentially be the last purely online stream of this series – so be sure not to miss it. Find out more at the event page below.
Another dreamy Sunday afternoon and another fantastic stream from We Are Manchester. This Sunday 25 April, tune in from 4pm on the official Youtube channel (direct link below) for music from Feather Trade, Bethlehem Casuals and a guest spot with Danny Manic. This stream will be totally free to watch, but if you can spare a donation towards the acts you can do so here. As always, you can find out more at the Facebook event page.
Wrapping up our week is another serving from Bread Records. From 8pm this Sunday 25 April, tune in to Fresh Batch featuring Marcus Man. Having just released his brand new EP this month More Than Me – this set will include some of these amazing tunes. It’ll all take place on the Bread Records Facebook page, but you can find out more in the link below.
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