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LIVE MUSIC
 
THURS 23rd JUNE – TEN EYED MAN / WOLVES IN ALCATRAZ
 
A long awaited return for one of the best classic rock bands we’ve seen here – Ten Eyed Man.  Plus a Spinning Top debut for Stoke rock band Wolves In Alcatraz
 
8.30pm  Free entry
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY 24th JUNE – NASTY NESTO AND THE SADBOIS / TOTEM WOLF
 
Glasgow eclectic rock band making their Spinning Top debut.
 
Manchester based Southern rock band Totem Wolf have turned into a real class act. Don’t miss.
 
9pm start  free entry 
 
 
SAT 25th – JUNE – MATT HARTLESS & THE MAVERICK 7 / WEST ON COLFAX / KATY PATCHWOOD
 
A night of Americana – country rock. 
Three original acts. Manchester’s Matt Hartless and band, Preston based West On Colfax make their debut here and talented Didsbury country singer songwriter Katy Patchwood open’s the eve 8.30pm. 
Free entry……  
 
Matt Hartless and the Maverick 7 bring you a bucket of folk and ska punk joy and highly danceable tunes from Manchester. Complete with fiddle, three part harmonies, chunky rhythms and extremely rock star solos, we have come to rock your socks off and will not be dissuaded!
 
 
WEST ON COLFAX – Sunshine Americana / melancholic pop band. Uplifting but road worn tales of the usual: love, doomed love, lessons learnt.
 
KATY PATCHWOOD –
 
 
 
TUES 28th JUNE
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night…..
 
WED 29th JUNE – CCTV / FONDABATH / TIDAL / ST.CLOUD
 
Four talented young local upcoming bands.  Likely to sell out so please hurry!
 
 
THURS 30th JUNE – THE REEDCUTTERS
 
The Reedcutters are a bar room swaggering old Skool’ R&B/Blues band.   Great songs from the pen of Johnny Poole. 
8.30pm   free entry 
 
 
JULY
 
FRI 1st JULY – SUNBIRDS / DR. FABOLA
 
The man who once told us he loved us from the bottom of his pencil case, The Beautiful South’s Dave Hemingway is back and sounding better than ever.

Together with erstwhile South colleague, guitarist/songwriter Phil Barton, new discovery singer/violinist Laura Wilcockson and top UK session drummer Marc Parnell, Dave has returned with SUNBIRDS.

Although born and bred in England the band’s sound predominantly features the instrumentation of traditional American roots music combined with the occasional injection of guitar heavy melody more associated with Seattle in the late 80’s.

However, you can only sing about what you know.

“Although a lot of the songs have an Americana feel” says Dave “they’re still about life in England. You’re going to feel a bit daft singing about pick-up trucks and low down honky-tonks when you live in Yorkshire.”

Having previously served up seven songs on The South’s 2012 offering Sweet Refrains, Dave and Phil decided that subsequent material would be better served free of the ‘golden millstone’ that the name provided.

“Now we’re Sunbirds we’re free to dig a little deeper into ourselves”, says Phil “while still also free to write about everything & anything else we want as long as it’s something worth singing about. Music is a powerful vehicle and can challenge a person’s thinking. To just sing “I want to do this or that to you” seems a wasted opportunity”.

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Dr Fabola – An awesome talent with silky smooth tones, pretty rhythms and touching lyrics that hypnotise you into his songs.
Get in early and do not miss this fabulous singer songwriter. You won’t regret it…..

Advance tickets just £8

 
 
SAT 2nd JULY – PAUL BRADDOCK 3
 
Excellent blues rock covers band fronted by Paul Braddock + Dave Clownes bass and Steve Gibson drums
9.30pm  free entry
 
 
SUN 3rd JULY – TNT PROMOTIONS PUNK HALFDAYER 
 
Another great line up. No ticket / entrance fee but donations encouraged for the bands.
 
 
TUES 5th JULY
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night….. 

THURS 7th JULY – TBC

FRI 8th JULY –  SANDRAISER

Playing  the music of Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher and other blues.

Free entry!  9pm start.  Don’t miss   

SATURDAY 9th JULY – THE WEARS

Young Stockport band making their Spinning Top debut.

SUNDAY 10th JULY – MARK SHEPPERD / + TBC

Cambridge based singer songwriter Mark makes a return visit to The Spinning Top.

TUES 12th JULY
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night…..
 
 
THURS 14th JULY – TBC
 
FRI 15th JULY – LOUD GEORGE + KATY PATCHWOOD + FRENCH CORIANDAH
 
Uni band reforming for a one off gig in aid of B:eat Bulimia charity.
Free entry but bucket collection
 

SAT 16th JULY – STORMKINGS  Have made a big impact here last year with their high quality rock covers sets. Including Stones, Cult, Kiss, Bowie, Saxon and much more.  9pm  Free entry

SUN 17th JULY – ALICE’S ANTS / VENOMOUS ROSE / RAT RUNNER
 
ALICE’S ANTS Described as ‘Jugular-Grabbing-Grunge’, Alice’s Ants are a 3-piece garage-alt, grunge-punk band from Nottinghamshire. Crafting a unique, punchy and punky sound, fusing heavy and feisty with ferocious and lively.
c/o Indigo Bravo Promotions
 
 
VENOMOUS ROSE A hair metal/glam rock band based in Derby/Nottingham!  https://www.facebook.com/venomousroseofficial
 
RAT RUNNER  Stockport based 2pc in the style of Royal Blood https://www.facebook.com/ratrunnerband
 
TUES 19th JULY
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night….. 
 
 
THURS 21st JULY – BAD SKIN / WARNING SIGNAL
 
Bad Skin from Canada
c/0 Indigo Bravo Promotions
 
WARNING SIGNAL – Alternative rock trio from Brighton⚠️
🖤 Eva Sheldrake (guitar/vocals),Milo Hemsley (drums) and Evie Montague (bass).
 
 
FRIDAY 22nd JULY  ROCK-PUNK NIGHT   x4 BANNDS featuring SINNER
 
SAT 23rd JULY –        THE SKIVE  
 
Manchester covers! 9pm
 
 
 
SUN 24th JULY – PRIVATE PARTY
 
TUES 26th JULY
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night….. 
 
WED 27th JULY – THE MUNDANES + tbc
 
Young local band night.  Line up and ticket link available soon
 
THURS 28th JULY – DEDO PODRE / SHAKE RAG / TUAREG
 
This band sound a bit like The Ramones and are on tour from Brazil!  +  Glossop based Blues Punk Shake Rag. 
Opening the eve are fem punk band Tuareg featuring Carrie And Selina from Cold Water Swimmers.  8pm
 
 
FRI 29th JULY – 90 PROOF  
 
Mostly country rock covers from Ali Dickinson / Dave Grimley / Dave Clowes and Martin Ainscow  
9pm  free entry
 
 
SAT 30th JULY – FAST CARS + COLACELLO + EDDIE MOONEY AND THE GRAVE 
 

Legendary Manchester band Fast Cars make a rare appearance + local cool, retro, pop Colacello.  + Eddie Mooney And Grave –

The original Eddie Mooney and the Grave started in 1978. Mike Rowbottom on guitar and backing vocals, Chris Fisher on drums (who passed away some years ago) and Eddie on bass and lead vocals. They appeared on the punk circuit of the time, at venues such as the Russel Club/Factory and Universities, usually supporting bands such as the Damned, V2, The Cure etc. Signed to Manchester label TJM Records and appeared on the “Identity Parade” sampler album and subsequently released a bizarre single called “I Bought Three Eggs b/w “Zombie”” which was championed by John Peel and has appeared an numerous punk CD compilations since. The band split in the early 80s. In 2009 the single was reissued by German vinyl label Still Unbeatable Records and this led to appearances on the annual punk festivals “Holidays In The Sun” (now Rebellion) where they were backed by fellow Manchester band V2. Eddie became involved with the retro pop circuit and still tour extensively today in the UK and abroad.  Eddie Mooney is also the current lead singer of 60s pop group The Fortunes! 

 
 
 
SUNDAY 31st – THE LAKES + support
 
Local young band The Lakes make a welcome return.  
 
 
 
AUGUST
 
MON 1st AUG – KINGSWAY FLYERS + VERY SPECIAL HEADLINER
 
A special Monday punk night with a touring band from the south continent to be announced 30/7.  Plus local punk outfit Kingsway Flyers + support  
 
TUES 2nd AUG
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night….. 
 
THURS 4th AUG – tbc
 
FRI 5th AUG – SIX SINS TIL SUNDAY / GAtor
 
SAT 6th AUG – SETRAKAIN + tbc
 
SUN 7th AUG – ERECTION / PARALLEL STATES
 
TUE 9th AUG – ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
THURS 11th AUG – tbc
 
FRI 12th AUG – CALICO PALACE / THE RYE tbc
 
SAT 13th AUG – STILL DANGEROUS
 
Excellent Thin Lizzy tribute 9pm  free entry
 
SUN 14th AUG – X3 bands tbc 
 
TUE 16th AUG – ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
 

THURS 18th AUG – STOCKPORT BLUES SOCIETS

Jammers plus houseband. 8.30pm start.  Bring your instrument and sign in 

FRI 19th AUG – tbc

SAT 20th AUG -tbc

SUN 21st AUG -tbc

TUES 23rd AUG
ACOUSTIC CIRCLE 
 
Every Tues 7.45pm Mark Williams (Didsbury Guitar Trail) hosts our fun acoustic circle.  If you’ve not tried it come on down for a very relaxed, friendly night….. 

THURS 25th AUG – THE AGONY / KID CLUMSY / TUAREG

Big night for us here featuring The Agony on tour from Czech Republic (c/o Indigo Bravo Promotions. https://www.facebook.com/theagonycz

Based in Coalville,Leics, Kid Klumsy have now served their time on some juicy support slots, ventured into Europe, now headline their own shows (as well as still doing supports) and have their 4th EP due out this year on STP Records PLUS their first vinyl release.  Kid Klumsy | Facebook  

Opening the eve are fem punk band Tuareg featuring Carrie And Selina from Cold Water Swimmers.  8pm Free entry

 

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TBCMONTGOMERY – SWANN 

Local singer/actress Mandy Montgomery and Spinning Top venue owner Mike Swann team up to bring you you class covers from the likes of Carole King, Janis Ian, Bonnie Raitt etc   8.45pm

FRIDAY 30th Sept –