Archive for October, 2009

Videos from the Trof open mic now online

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Trof Northern Quarter open mic

Trof Northern Quarter open mic

I’ve finished work on the Trof open mic videos at long last. There are videos of a total of 17 performances. Over the coming days I’ll highlight a few of them. First up we have: Aiden Cross, Danny Blockley and David Shafai. I’ll post three more performances in a few days.

Artists can embed videos in their own site by pressing the embed button on the video player. Let me know if the comments if you have any problems playing the videos.

You can also see an index page of all the performances from the open mic.

The last ever Sunday open mic at Trof Northern Quarter is tonight. After that it will be every Monday. We’re replacing the Trof NQ night with a new night — which you can also come to tonight. It’s at Bar One, Withington and starts at 8pm. This is the second ever open mic we’ve done there, so I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be running Bar One tonight and Ollie with be running Trof NQ. See you later…

Radio show on / 96.9FM tonight 11pm-1am (Monday)

Monday, October 19th, 2009

I’m on air from 11pm-1am this evening, presenting the Unsigned Show on 96.9FM across Manchester, and on elsewhere.

We’ve got two live performances, from Feldspar at 11.30pm, and then from Glass Ankle at 12.30am. They’ll each be playing three songs, and we’ll be chatting to them in between the live tracks too.

Open mic videos coming up shortly

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

I’ve been working on the videos of the Trof Northern Quarter open mic, which Ollie and Krazy Horse filmed a few months ago. By the end of tomorrow they should all be up on the site. There are some great performances there, including Krystina Miles, Glass Ankle, Matt Hutson, Robin Mukherjee and loads more…

Don’t forget also – there’s a choice of two open mics tonight. Over in the Northern Quarter there is the Trof NQ open mic (which will be moving to Mondays in November). Then in Withington, I’ll be running the new Bar One open mic…. both are free, and there is space to play three songs.

New Sunday open mic in Withington

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Note (20th Jan 2010) Bar One has now closed down, sadly — check elsewhere on the site for other Manchester open mic nights.

Hi everyone,

We’re starting a new open mic, every Sunday from 8pm, in Bar One, Withington.

We’re aiming to keep the vibe similar to our Sunday open mic in Trof Northern Quarter, which sadly will be coming to an end on the last Sunday of October. (The Trof NQ night will then run each Monday from November onwards).

Would be great to see you at the Bar One open mic this Sunday (tomorrow). We’re aiming for everyone to be able to play three songs each, but since it’s a brand new open mic, there may well be room to do a few more than that on the first few Sundays.

Or for people nearer the centre of town, head down to Trof Northern Quarter tomorrow, for the last-but-one Trof NQ Sunday open mic!

If you’d like to play either open mic tomorrow, drop me a comment below, or else just turn up around 8pm…

You can join the Facebook group for info on the open mic at Trof NQ. And we’ll be setting up a group for the new Bar One open mic shortly too…


Gig at Roadhouse, Manchester tonight 8pm (Friday)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Just been asked to play a very last-minute gig at the Roadhouse in Manchester. I’m supporting Manchester electro band Bleachbaby and will be on stage 8pm…. tonight, Friday, 9th October… should be fun!