If there was ever a place to kick off the weekend, it would be Brasserie Abode. Whether it’s their excellent cocktails, delicious French food, or their impressive live music acts, it’s one of the best places to spend your night.
The live music events land on every Friday evening throughout the month. All free with a £10 bar spend, but if I was you, I would book a table so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the live show they offer some fantastic dining packages that start at just £25 per person.
Here are a few people to look forward to this May (and a couple in April too!)
Friday 26th April
Alice Hollywood is an up and coming British solo artist. Performing hits from the likes of Etta James, Tina Turner and Paloma Faith, Alice will blow you away with her high energy, charismatic performance and soulful vocals.
Benjamin Lee Smith
Sunday 28th April
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Benjamin Lee Smith is one of Manchester’s top musicians, fresh from touring with The Human League, he’s got the perfect Sunday afternoon chilled out vibe that will make the perfect backdrop to your Sunday.
Greg Coulson Band
Friday 3rd May
Greg Coulson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and gifted performer. An accomplished pianist and Hammond player, he also plays the guitar and specialises in Rhythm & Blues. Greg’s heart has always been true to Rhythm & Blues and his own songwriting. Touring the UK with his band, he takes his own brand of high octane, fun and musically ingenious Blues to audiences throughout the UK.
Friday 10th May
The Rush are a 5 piece band based in Manchester, formed of some of the best musicians in the UK, performing songs in their own inimitable style. Powerful and energetic, their eclectic repertoire includes a wide range of classics and new songs.
Friday 17th May
Recently featured on BBC Introducing Manchester, London-born singer hailing from Manchester, Yemi Bolatiwa, is a talented multi-faceted singer. Her new solo act is comprised of a seven-piece band including viola and an amalgamation of sounds echoing R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul and dub reggae.
Sunday Best Jazz
Friday 24th May
Sunday Best are a vibrant vocal-led group who strive to explore and enjoy jazz from the 1920s through to contemporary classics. Their music harks back to the swing of Louis Armstrong and the blues of Bessie Smith, all delivered in their unique Sunday Best style. With a group of some of the finest Manchester-based players and their own extensive unique set of arrangements, expect a smorgasbord of Dixie, swing, blues and a smattering of New Orleans.
Friday 31st May
A predominantly voice-led musical ensemble, Lusaint’s music is rich and full. Her music reveals a departure from classic female vocals with a unique tone and a subtle yet effective exploration of the balance between voice and instrumental.
Live Music Fridays at Brasserie Abode
Venue: Brasserie Abode
Date: Every Friday
Time: From 7 pm
Cost: £25 (two-course dinner) or a £10 bar spend
Brasserie Abode, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB
0161 200 5665