A band of electric guitars, plaintive melodies, narratives, reverb, and tremolo telling stories of hope, loss, courage and love.
Their sound is original and their own, with a rich vocal-led approach which crosses many influences and decades.
They’ve written some class new songs and will be airing some of them, ahead of their release on their next two EPs, due summer 2019
“Manuka, divinity flows through you. Thanks for being and making the right choices that positively impact the world” Sofar Sounds – Goa
Growing up in Leeds Manuka has been writing since she was a little girl, but only realised her musicality in Songwriting two years ago. She’s been inspired by her Indian classical training in Kolkata, India and her love for folk fused with alternative sounds creating her own genre: ‘folkindia’
Lately she’s travelled the UK and India performing her singles Baggy T, Forest Fire and her Debut EP ‘Inspired’ (the first of a trilogy collection).
“Bob Dylan’s protege at work” – Klef Notes
“We’re really on board with his rustic, timeless sound” Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
“Telling his own story, just him and his guitar. Really back to basics, I really like that, and it works really well” BBC Introducing
Jack released his debut album ‘The Carnival’ in 2017. As well as performing songs of the album, he will also be playing new songs.
He is a wonderful authentic story-teller who has been heavily supported by BBC Introducing with seven different songs played to date, that have also been played worldwide
With poems and rhymes set to jangly guitar rhythms and often a cappella, confidently spitting out thoughtful observations of life and the people and the town he loves, he holds attention effortlessly.
Although not as political, there’s resemblance to Billy Bragg and to Sleaford Mods. With Hip Hop influence he also draws influence from such as Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Pattie Smith and Richard Ashcroft.
Expect a chaotic beautiful display as he invites you into his world.
£6 Adv Crash Records, Skiddle, from the acts. £7 OTD. 18+
(Friday) 7:30 pm