Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 834 1786
Band on the Wall Manchester Reviews
Band on the Wall Apr 08, 2011
Band on the Wall is a gig venue in the Northern Quarter. Taking its name from an old incarnation as a dance hall, where the band perched on a tiny stage half way up the wall, it is recently and gloriously refurbished.
The venue is not huge, lending itself to more intimate gigs. The sound is great, and the lighting is nice. The drinks aren't very expensive at all.
I saw Horace Andy there. Horace Andy is best known to people my age as a long standing collaborator with Massive Attack, but was a reggae legend in his own right decades before that. That's the sort of act you can see here. There are also club nights, largely slightly unusual things like funk and soul.
Band on the Wall also functions as a musical charity, offering courses in things like folk fiddle and harmonica, and space for youth orchestras.
You should go.
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