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Sat August 11

KINGSLEY BEAT + AZIZ IBRAHIM ESQ

+ special guest JAMES HOLT

£10 // Doors 8:00pm

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KINGSLEY BEAT

Kingsley Beat brings Madchester to London – 2.0 style. He’s played shows with Tom Hingley, Space, Ian McNabb and Jesus Jones, amongst other indie greats, and dazzles with his unique melodic craft. In cahoots with the Ramshackle Music Collective, Kingsley Beat sings a lyrically skilful repertoire of original modern indie classics. 2018 is the year of the debut vinyl release: the much-lauded, ‘Future Giants’ EP, with ‘Feed the Swan’ its flagship track, and the brilliant Tom Fassnidge on guitar.

kingsleybeat.com

AZIZ IBRAHIM ESQ

Aziz Ibrahim is a currently the guitarist in AzMik, a collaboration with former ‘The Smiths’ drummer Mike Joyce, lead guitar with the Pakistani band Overload, Co-Founder of Fret Sector (EDM collective) and the founder of Aziz & Dal the Asian Blues Collective.

Ibrahim is known for his work as lead guitarist for several internationally acclaimed bands and artists including The Stone Roses, Simply Red, Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Steven Wilson, Asia & Rebel MC.

His solo works include his acclaimed album telling the story of his family’s journey from Lahore To Longsight’ , the EP ‘Middle Road’ , and album ‘Rusholme Rock with Tabla master Dalbir Singh Rattan’, all showcasing his unique blend of progressive rock and Asian Blues.

A passionate supporter of music education initiatives, The British Council selected Ibrahim as a featured artist and guest lecturer on tours and workshops focused on developing aspiring young musicians from predominately Arab & Asian countries.

Ibrahim’s expertise has also been featured in The BBC’s Introducing Musicians Master class series. He currently serves as an advisor and mentor for University of Central Lancashire’s music program and is a member of the Creative Communities Group.

Ibrahim ‘s commitment to community causes includes giving guitar lessons and mentoring sessions for prisoners in a re-integration program and providing Music Therapy for hospice patients.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recognized Ibrahim’s contributions to Great Britain’s economy, culture, and the music industry in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2005 along with Brian May, Jeff Beck and the Bee Gees. He is also a recipient of the UK Jinnah award, for outstanding achievement in music.

This month in recognition for his services to music he will be receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Salford University.

For this performance he will be playing solo as Aziz Ibrahim Esq.

aziz.co.uk

JAMES HOLT

James Holt is a solo artist from Manchester and is receiving attention and praise from music industry giants, such as legendary producer Brian Eno, and the listening public alike. With the craftsmanship and energy of his song writing translating effortlessly to his stage performance, and having performed at the UK’s most prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, this is an artist to watch out for in 2018.
“Fresh and exciting to listen to” Brian Eno
“Sounds so great on the radio!” Chris Douridas // KCRW (LA)
“Very talented, very wonderful – absolutely love his voice” BBC Introducing Manchester
“With an arresting voice that is reminiscent of John Lennon or early Bob Dylan, wily lyrics and an upbeat weave of rock, prog and blues, it’s obvious to see why his remarkable music is turning heads” Manchester Evening News

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