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Soca Explosion

Saturday 4th November

Club Academy

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin

+ Otis Gibbs

Sunday 12th November

Academy 3

25th September sees the release of the new Homemade Sin album. Their third release and already poised to outsell their two previous releases.

Recorded in Malmö, Sweden and Nashville, Tennessee, the twelve tracks tip their hats to the band’s musical influences; The Rolling Stones, Faces and The Band, whilst lyrically, Dan Baird takes the listener through rural America and the characters and stories, he meets along the way.

You may remember Dan, he was the lead singer with ’80’s roots superstars The Georgia Satellites and the composer of “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”. Every night in America, it is estimated that at least eight bands will be covering that number. Not bad for a song that celebrates its thirtieth birthday next year.
Joining Dan is fellow ex Satellite, drummer Mauro Magellan and founder member of Americana Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement winners Jason And The Scorchers, guitarist Warner E. Hodges. The lineup is completed by Micke Nilsson on bass.

The band has a reputation for being one of the best live acts currently on the circuit, appearing at the Sweden Rock festival in 2009 and Hard Rock Hell in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 they headlined the prestigious Kilkenny Festival in Ireland. They have established an annual series of concerts in London that attract fans from all around the world.

“Dan's new album sounds, like a good rock-album has to sound. Good songs performed by a band with the right spirit and feeling for this music”. RENE MAEDER - WOP BOP A LOO BOP RADIO
"A ter-riff-ic set of smart, ageless rock & roll tunes, imbued with Baird's lively sense of fun, all delivered with the crunching musicality and masterful dexterity a lifetime on the road will cultivate. Holy cow! Allow Get Loud! now” HOWARD THOMPSON - MUSIC DIRECTOR, WPKN 89.5FM, BRIDGEPORT
“It’s been a long time since people made albums as fun, as strong and as satisfying as this one” - BILLBOARD
“Amazing songs delivered with gap toothed, shit kicking passion. Swaggering hooklines, bittersweet lyrics, great guitars and choruses to die for. Homemade Sin in a nutshell” – CLASSIC ROCK
“Completely unpretentious and totally irresistible” - ALT COUNTRY
“Contains all the elements of the classic Georgia Satellites sound” - SPIN

Thomas Rhett

Home Team Tour 2017, + Old Dominion

Sunday 12th November


Live Nation Presents 
With special guests Old Dominion

Manchester Academy
Sunday 12th November 2017 
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets £22.50 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times


Thomas Rhett "has established himself as one of the most consistent hitmakers in country music" (CMT) known for his "retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press). He continues making pinnacle waves with the fastest rising single of his career “Star Of The Show,” featured on his 18-track TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.). Filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs, love ballads as well as five never-before-heard tracks, the release includes his 2X PLATINUM six-week chart-topping smash “Die A Happy Man".

Following a huge 2016, which saw GRAMMY nominee Thomas Rhett win big at the Billboard Music Awards (’Top Country Song’ for ‘Die A Happy Man’, perform with Nick Jonas (CMT Cross Roads) and Zara Larsson (CMT Artists Of The Year), and play London’s O2 Arena for Country 2 Country festival, he brings his 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR to The UK. After drawing capacity crowds last year, he returns as a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas, with special guest Old Dominion while also making his debut headlining run in the US and Canada.

"I’m already excited about getting back to see our fans in The UK again,” said Thomas Rhett. “Last year was the first time I’d headlined over there, and I’m still thinking about how great the shows were. We’re going to get to play some bigger venues this time, which is really something I’d never dreamed we’d get to do."

Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage)

Thursday 30th November

Club Academy

Seventh Avenue Arts present 
Jagged Little Pill Live

Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 30th November 2017 
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets 14.00 advance STBF // £16.00 OTD 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times


Experience a night of pure nostalgia, as one of the greatest albums in music history is recreated live. Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage) is the ultimate tribute to Alanis Morisettes unforgettable award winning LP. ’Jagged Little Pillswept across the world in 1995 selling 33 million copies, going 10x platinum in the UK staying in the charts for 145 weeks and winning 5 Grammy Awards.

Featuring a full live band and charismatic lead singer, the evening celebrates the critically acclaimed success of Jagged Little Pill, delivering songs such as Hand In My Pocket, You Learn, ‘You Oughta Knowand the powerful ‘Ironicwith uplifting energy and passion. Don’t miss your chance to see Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage) on its UK wide tour!

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