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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Salford Music Festival.....20th - 23rd Sept

Having just blogged Manchester band Stolen Haven playing one of the Salford Music Festival gigs, I thought I'd better go the whole hog and take a look at the festival as a whole.

Click here to see what Mark was reading while in NYC...It's the ultimate community music event with around 200 bands playing over four days, including a headlining gig by The Fall at The Lowry.  The majority of the bands are from Manchester and surrounding areas showcasing the variety of music and wealth of talent in the North West.


It's organised by former Fall guitarist Ed Blaney and he wants you to come along and share in all that Salford has to offer over the frantic four days of the festival.  The majority of the festival gigs are free and what better way to support local bands than by going along to as many gigs as you can and have a great time!


The gigs are being held over 20 venues and are as follows.....Ashley Brook, Deli-Lama, Lime Bar, Lower Kersal Social Club, New Oxford, The Blue Bell, The Crescent, The Drop Inn, The Hope, The Lowry, The New Inn, The Park, The Ship, The Star, The Wellington, The White Horse Eccles, The White Horse Irlam, The White Swan, The Winston, Wangies.

Now given that there's 200 bands and only one of me I'm only going to give you a little snippet of what's on offer but needless to say you can go to the Salford Festival Website and check out all the bands at your leisure.....

In the A's there is Any Colour Black.....miss them at your peril!  They are very much on the way up, check out their   video of 'You'.....




Under B we've got Beat The Bandit playing their first tune 'Jaffa Cake Blues'




Under C there's ultra political Class Actions with 'Rip Up The Sun'.....




D now and how could I not choose a band called  The Dead Kestrels with 'Ungrateful Dead'.....







The E's are represented by one of Indie's best  Early Morning Rebel with 'Burn Us Down'.....




Bet you thought for F I'd go for The Fall or even Falter.....but no F is for shiny bright young things FrAmed rocking it out in Bolton.....





G is for Girl Peculiar who is obviously a fan of Olivier de Sagazan on her video which I can't bring you so here's this one.....




H is for House of Cain 'Preacher Man' because I love geetars and they do geetars....




The I is represented by Inferno 'The Hand Is Quicker Than the Eye'.....




J is for Indie rockers junction 23 doing 'Groove Tune'.....




K is the voice that is Karima Francis singing 'Glory Days'.....




L is Lovechild with 'The Black Cloud' lovin' the guitar on this one....proper tune!







M is for My Lyrical Mind, another shiny bright young thing playing 'A Quiet Hurricane'.....



N it's got to be New York Tourists with 'A Kick In The Teeth'.....




O is a young North West group called Our Day Remains with their song 'Take This Night'.....




Three P's here.....Proud Proud People are guitar driven and you gotta love the gentle 'How To be Humble'.....




No Q.....phew.....so here's the R..... lovely singer/songwriter Ruby Ann Patterson with 'Goodbye'




S is for Ralph's favourites Stolen Haven and 'Into The Wild'.....




T I'm going with Tiki Black and 'Open Your Eyes'.....




U is Alt Rockers Uncle Paul and 'Johnny Five Can Fist'.....




V has to be Voodoo Rays.....''Ledge'.....




W is hard rockin' local lads We Were Kings with 'My Bulletproof Vest'.....


Surprise surprise.....no X so i'm finishing with some Electro magic from ZZ Wave.....