Archive for June, 2007

Manchester International Festival – and an alternative

Friday, June 29th, 2007

The Manchester International Festival runs from 28th June to 15th July in Manchester. It features a range of events, from dance, through art to Music.

Brand new this year is a completely unofficial, alternative fringe event. It hosts over 50 gigs, art exhibitions and other events. We’re running a special Songs for the Bath Tub event at Trof in the Northern Quarter. And I’m being interviewed and doing a live set on Manchester’s all fm on monday 9th July, 3-4pm.

Interesting acoustic music…

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Click for a wide variety of similar music courtesy of, kinda loosely based on my own style of music!


Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Courtesy of… playing a random selection of music!

Great Mancheseter gig tonight – Kro Bar Acoustic

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Okay, so I’m not actually playing at this one, but I thought I’d let you know about it anyway. It starts at 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday 26th June), £3, and we have:

  • Neil McSweeney
  • Nomad Jones
  • Christopher Knowles
  • Strung Out
  • Robert John

It’s gonna be really ace – looking forward to it!


M19 Bar Levenshulme

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

The M19 bar in Levenshulme hosts a whole range of music nights, including its regular Acoustic Fest sessions and the open mic night every Monday.

847 Stockport Road
M19 3PW
Tel: 0161 225 8359

Click here for a guide to other open mics in Manchester

Troy Bar, Hoxton tomorrow night (Wednesday)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Hey! I’m playing in Troy Bar, Hoxton on Wednesday 13th. Should be a great night! It’s £4 on the door…

Tom kerswill Troy Bar Hoxton

More event details, map, and flier


Circus Rock tonight (Wednesday)!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Hey – it’s Circus Rock at Manchester’s Mint Lounge tonight (Wednesday). Will be an awesome show, with fire breathers and such things!

  • King Kayak
  • Milo Cho
  • Tom Kerswill

Circus Rock at the Mint Lounge this Wednesday

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Hey – this one’s going to be a fun gig:
Wednesday 6th June
Circus Rock at the Mint Lounge

Gigs in Manchester

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Here’s a regularly-updated list of events in Manchester – centred more on acoustic and folk gigs:

The Castle, Oldham St

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Updated April 2009 The Castle closed for quite a few months last year, but has recently been bought up, renovated, and re-opened its doors. No word on any open mic as yet… here’s the page for the old Castle:

Sadly the Castle, Manchester, closed in 2008. The remaining bit of this post is kept for reference:


The Castle pub has a weekly open mic night on Mondays, run by Ollie Smith. It also has lots of other music going on throughout the week. It’s a small, initimate venue, with a few real ales – definitely slightly off the beaten track (a long way up Oldham St, beyond Dry Bar and Night and Day).

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
(Location map)

Tel: 07969 618357