“..Listening to Julie Dexter is like falling in love..”
Every 1st Monday of the month is the very popular Blues Jam. Our resident band will jam the night away with players of any standard, so bring your guitars, mouth organs, sticks or vocal chords and play the blues. Just seek out Franny when you arrive and they'll give you the lowdown on how it works. All welcome to join in or kick back and watch the players in action!
Samuel C Lees is one of the UKs most exciting gypsy jazz guitarists combining fire and flare of modern guitarists and a sense of grace and melody of classic gypsy jazz players like Django himself. He has worked throughout many genres and plays with some of the greatest musicians on the planet like Yngwie J Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Lollo Meier, and bass legend Jack Bruce.
Best known for his work with Cinematic Orchestra, guitarist Stuart McCallum has had
a twice monthly residency at the club over the past few years. For this new project,
started during the residency at Matt & Phred's, Stuart teams up his acoustic guitar
with a Manchester tour-de-force - Rioghnach Connolly on vocals, Luke Flowers on drums
Mike Smith's quartet will perform a selection of tracks from the debut album, and also some contemporary fusion covers.
Expect to hear Pat Metheny, Kenny Garrett and Michael Brecker. Cooler than a polar bears fridge.
Jay Irving - Drums
Tom Stichbury - Guitar
Mike Smith - Sax
Jj Rio - bass
Martin Connor is a powerful & Soulful singer based in Manchester. His roots are in soul, Jazz, Gospel,
Hip-Hop and also in Latin-Soul, which he has been writing and performing with the 10-piece
'Bugalu Foundation' as heard on 'Craig Charles's Funk and Soul show'.
Lauren Housley returns to Matt and Phreds with brand new
material from her upcoming debut album. With a sound described
as ‘A Soulful blend of Blues and Americana’, this will be the
perfect chance to see Lauren and her band perform new songs
in a live, intimate setting before the UK Album Launch Tour even