Saturday, October 24, 2009

TONIGHT IN MANCHESTER: James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players

I can't think of a recent time when James Yorkston has played Manchester and it HASN'T been Night & Day. Familiar is no bad thing, and whether solo or with full band, James Yorkston live is a captivating experience and the gloomy intimacy of Night & Day is a fitting setting.

However this tour is slightly different - not the usual backing band The Athletes but The Big Eyes Family Players accompany James, playing trad. folk tunes (and JY favourites) as performed on the recent album "Folk Songs". An album that, those following closely will remember, features the name of a certain someone from round these parts...

With support from Mary Hampton and David A Jaycock, an excellent evening of quality music is pretty much guaranteed: read more or buy tickets.

James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players
Folk Songs [BUY]

And don't forget Oxjam Takeover tomorrow Sunday. Umpteen bands and artists including Liz Green, Aidan Smith, MAY68 and Paddy Steer across eight venues in the Northern Quarter with access to all gigs for just £7 advance here. Great value for a great cause.

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