This week’s gigs to check out in Manchester: 19 – 26 May 2017

Cheryl Crow // Chronixx // HOMESHAKE // Dot To Dot Festival // SOUL II SOUL

By Manchester's Finest | 18 May 2017

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Cheryl Crow | 20 May | Albert Hall
Nine-time Grammy Award, singer-songwriter and actress Sheryl Crow. Sheryl is known for her country music, however the now 55 year returns with a new folk pop sound and brand new studio album ‘Be Myself’ this will be her eighth album. Cheryl will be playing a very special gig at Manchester’s Albert Hall. Few tickets left.


Chronixx | 21 May | Ritz
Jamar McNaughton, popularly known as Chronixx, is a Jamaican reggae artist. His stage name replaced the name “Little Chronicle” which he was given because of his father, the singer “Chronicle”. He is due to release new album ‘Chronology’ June 30th. Word has it that legendary reggae music producer King Jammy is on tour with him. Few tickets to the Ritz gig on Sunday


HOMESHAKE | 23 May | Gorilla
Homeshake is the solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, who is best known as the former guitarist for Mac DeMarco’s live band. Since leaving Mac DeMarco’s touring band in 2013, Peter Sagar has been releasing music as Homeshake. His first two albums, ‘In the Shower’ and ‘Midnight Snack’. Gorilla welcome them on Tuesday and it’s a huge sell out. Give their new album ‘Fresh Air’ a listen and keep your eye out for tickets.


Dot To Dot Festival | 26 May | Various
Dot to Dot festival takes over the streets of Manchester with a stellar line up for 2017. Confirmed bands and ones to watch out for are; Sundara Karma, Amber Run, Pins, All We Are and Tom Grennan. The festival has been voted “Best Metropolitan Festival” There are some stunning venues on the bill such as The Albert Hall, Soup Kitchen, Castle Hotel, Stage & Radio and plenty more. Few tickets left.


SOUL II SOUL Presents a Night at The Academy | 20 May | Academy
Manchester Academy presentation Soul II Soul Presents A Night At The Academy Featuring Soul II Soul (Live) Plus special guest support: James Taylor Quartet. After show DJ set from Jazzie B. Soul II Soul formed in London in 1988 and are best known for their 1989 chart topper and US Top 5 hit ‘Back to Life’ and ‘Keep On Movin’ Pick up your ticket here.