Archive for the ‘Trof in the Northern Quarter’ Category

Trof open mic videos – the remaining performances from the Manchester open mic

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Hi

I promised I’d post all the videos from the Trof Northern Quarter open mic. Well, here are the remaining performances:

Or you can click through to my site for the complete list of performances.

Artists – feel free to embed these videos in your own sites. You need to press the appropriate button on the video player and it will give you the code.

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…

Tom

Trof Northern Qt open mic cancelled tonight – but Uluru is on instead

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Hi everyone,

Because of the bank holiday, Trof Northern Quarter have cancelled the open mic night we usually do there tonight. It’ll be back on next week.

As a replacement, I’d recommend Uluru’s open mic (Chorlton). Run by Ricky Damiani, it kicks of at 7.30pm. I’ll be heading down there, and there will be a featured slot from Passenger, of Brighton — they’ll be doing a 45 minute set at 9.30pm. It’s all free of course, and should be a really good night.

Tom

Trof Northern Qt tonight – George Borowski with the Jade Assembly & Tom Kerswill

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Hi

There’s a gig tonight, Tues 18th Aug, 8pm, at Trof in the Northern Quarter. In order of appearance:

Tom Kerswill
The Jade Assembly
George Borowski

It should be a fun gig. George is best known for being the “Guitar George” that Mark Knopfler refers to in Dire Straits’ song “Money For Nothing”

Door price is £3 (£2 with NUS). I’m really looking forward to it. I’m normally one of the people organising music there, or hiding behind the sound desk so it’ll be a nice change to be in front of the mic!

Trof Northern Quarter open mic tonight

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


I’m running the Trof Northern Quarter open mic night in Manchester tonight, together with Ollie Smith. It kicks off at 8.30pm, and each slot is 3 songs long. Everybody’s welcome – it tends to be mainly musicians, but it’s usually pretty varied and we have occasional poets and comedians too. Slots often fill up by around about 9pm, so it’s worth getting down early if you can.

The Trof NQ open mic is every Sunday (except bank holidays). You can find out about other Manchester open mics elsewhere on the site!

Tom

Trof Open Mic – Facebook Group

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Hi everyone

I’ve created a Facebook group for our weekly open mic at Trof Northern Quarter in Manchester. Please join the group if you’re in Manchester and enjoy the weekly open mic there!

Tom

Open mic at Trof in the Northern Quarter, Manchester, every Sunday

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Update May 2009:

There’s an open mic night happening every Sunday at Trof in the Northern Quarter, and, together with Ollie Smith, I run it each week. It’s a really nice, chilled-but-busy open mic. We often get some well-known musicians coming down to try out stuff. Musicians who have dropped in include Karima Francis, Eskimo Cowboy, Nomad Jones, Paris Riots, Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin and even Guy Garvey (though the latter just came to check it out rater, than to play, sadly.)

We’ve got a Facebook Group for the open mic now too: Trof Northern Quarter Open Mic Facebook.

It starts 8.30pm each night (get there at 8pm to get a slot!). People play two or three songs each.

As with every open mic, check with the venue before travelling. It’s every Sunday except bank holidays, as a general rule…

Tom

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.

Trof in the Northern Quarter

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Trof Northern Quarter opened in 2007 (building on the well-known Trof brand, which began in Fallowfield)

5-8 Thomas St Northern Quarter
Manchester, M4 1EG
United Kingdom

There’s also an open mic night here every Sunday – arrive as early as possible to get a slot! Sign up begins at 8pm, with the first act on at 8.30pm.

It’s worth checking out the: Trof Northern Quarter Open Mic Facebook.

Back in 2007, it was briefly home to my Songs for the Bath Tub series of acoustic nights on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Tom