Archive for April, 2006

Roadhouse gig tonight – Tues 25th April

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Only three pounds with this flier – on stage 8pm!

Roadhouse, Manchester, 25th May

The Roadhouse

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Manchester’s much-loved music venue. It’s situated in the Northern Quarter, a couple of streets along from Night and Day, Dry Bar and Mint Lounge.

The Roadhouse puts on slightly bigger out-of-town bands, plus local acts, most days of the week. It’s also home to several great club nights, including Revolver and – my personal favourite – Norvun Devoltion.

Roadhouse Address

8 Newton St
M1 2AN

Contact Details – Telephone

Office (0161) 237 9789, Venue (0161) 228 1789


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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I’m playing in Winsford tonight (Wednesday 12th)… and then heading on to Birmingham. So if anyone fancies coming along to a lovely little venue called Debees, I’ll be there!

Podcast interface

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Hey! There’s an interface to the new QT Radio podcasts right here:

Just click through to any of the shows to listen in full!



Friday, April 7th, 2006

Listen to 11 weeks worth of radio shows – Tom Kerswill on QT Radio – direct to your iPod. You’ll hear the best of Manchester’s unsigned acts, plus selected music from around the country. Just point your iTunes or podcast browser here:

And we’ll automatically deliver the latest episodes direct to your computer or iPod…


Songs for the bathtub….

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Wow… enjoyed tonight so much. Long live Songs for the Bathtub. Thanks to everyone who came down to Fuel tonight. Hope you had as much fun as we did!

Trof, Fallowfield

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Trof is a lively, studenty bar, nestling in the heart of Fallowfield, with lovely food, and a really friendly atmosphere. It’s usually rammed — especially in term time.

It’s a bit of a Manchester Institution, and this, the original Trof, has spawned three other venues — The Corner (which is right next door, on Wilmslow Road), Trof in the Northern Quarter, and the Deaf Institute (which is just off Oxford Road, near Sand Bar and Manchester Met uni)..

Trof, Fallowfield
Trof official site

Address: 2a, Landcross Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA

Tel: 0161 224 0467

Trof Open Mic

This open mic is every Tuesday during term time, held in the big room upstairs. It’s always busy and bustling, with a good crowd – mainly students. People listen, though they also talk, which is kinda par for the course really. Definitely worth a look!

Address: 2a, Landcross Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA

Music nights at Trof

Trof used to be one of the best music venues in Fallowfield — it hosted a huge range of nights, including North-South Divide, and my own Songs for the Bath Tub acoustic night.. The Trof Fallowfield open mic is still going strong on a Tuesday though – and it’s worth checking out if you’d like to play to a big, lively audience. It’s one of the better-known open mics in Manchester.

Iguanna Bar, Chorlton

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

More manchester open mics

Iguanna Bar does an open mic every Tuesday. It’s usually quite busy, and a big variety of standards of musicians play. It’s quite noisy, but well worth a look-in… have been to some really fun nights here.

Tel: 0161 881 9338

This week’s radio show

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

This week’s show will be broadcast on QT Radio ( from 2-3pm on Thursday… but as a sneak preview, here’s some of the tracks I’ll be playing:

  • Aaron Paul – Angel Calling
  • Steve B – I Do
  • Trimorphous – Agent Egg
  • Native State – Happy
  • Inside View – Gone
  • Glass the Panda – Let Me Tell You
  • Interstat – The Thin Ice
  • Ralston Bowles – James Dean
  • Rush to the Yukon – (Track 1)
  • Cheesy Monkey meets Denis Baue – (from Compilation)
  • Nancy Elizabeth Cunliffe – (Track 2)
  • Ralston Bowles – Draper
  • Steve B – Ya Know It
  • DACJ – Short Song About Killing

And very soon, all these shows are going to be turned into podcasts… so keep checking back in the next few days!

Rain or shine

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

(Above) Uncle John and Whitelock play King’s Arms, Manchester

It’s been a weekend of gigs for me. On Friday, was the Howff, at Salford King’s Arms. It’s the first time I’ve been to the venue, and it’s a great place. On the bill were Paper Wives (whom I missed for about the 10th time!), the Moulettes (excellent) and the New Hawks (aquired taste, but really enjoyable).

I was back again at the King’s Arms on Saturday, this time for Rain or Shine. John Smith did a fantastic set of acoustic genius – highly recommended. Followed by Uncle John and Whitelock (pictured)

Night n day…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came to the Night and Day gig last Saturday. Really enjoyed playing… I’ve seen a lot of great gigs at Night and Day so it was a real privilege to play there!
Next big Manchester gig will be at the Roadhouse on 25th April… but before that we’re doing a quiet acoustic night at Fuel, this Thursday, 6th April, which is free entry and should be very laid-back!

New Night in Fuel, Withington – this Thursday, 6th April

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Come along to our new, unplugged night upstairs at Fuel in WithingtonSongs for the Bathtub

Update: new Songs for the Bath Tub event site