Have you ever dreamt of performing on the Matt & Phreds stage? Here’s your chance… ‘Next Up’ is the only Sunday acoustic open mic event in Manchester’s city centre.
Whether you slam, jazz, funk or rap, come and show us what you’ve got. Otherwise, sit back, relax and be charmed by the show.
Welcome to the Matt and Phreds Soul Jam! This is the one night in Manchester that brings together musicians from all corners of the country to create music on the broadest and most innovative tangents.
A cutting edge trio of three genre defying musicians brought together by Jon, mixing jazz, improvisation, electronica, groove and filmic soundscapes to euphoric effect.
Steve Lawson - Bass/Loops
Jon Thorne - Double Bass/Laptop
Rob Turner - Drums/Percussion
Kyla Brox can be tender, urgent and gritty: she blurs the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Sky Blue (2009).
Dave has worked with a wide variety of musicians from Peter Gabriel to jazz pianist Jason Rebello and with acclaimed composers such as David Fanshawe (African Sanctus). His unique playing style enables him to play several percussion instruments at once, and live performances are full of energy and multiple layers of Latin rhythm – not to be missed!
The Castaways Led by trombonist Mel Howard (formerly Freedom Masses & Creation Roots amongst many
others), The Castaways brings you Ska, Rocksteady and a touch of Reggae fused with more
than a little Jazz. If you love the music of the Studio One days from the likes of the
Skatalites, Don Drummond, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals and many more, you’ll
The Juggernaut Love Band have been tearing up the North East music scene since 2009. Born to bring life and love to a nation under the control of some seriously unfunky dudes, their soul purpose is to take you away from the daily grind and launch you into a funkysphere of Funk/Soul/Disco ecstasy.