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Friday Night Live Special: KHALIQ with support from very special guest MATT...

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Khaliq’s story started with an initial meeting with legendary producer Gavin Monaghan of Magic Garden Recording Studio; later leading to a deal with the iconic Tony Wilson of Factory Records and the joining in forces of Derek Ryder (Happy Mondays' Management) and Coe Khaliq. Khaliq’s rollercoaster of a career had begun, bound for the ride of his life; his debut album 'Asian Man' was created; produced by Ged Lynch and Martin Slattery of Black Grape. He spent memorable days recording at UB40's international studios, developing what now stands as a stunning piece of musical history; to one day be resurrected. Whilst gaining valuable life experience and constantly refining his art, Khaliq experienced many highs and lows; surviving near fatal electrocution, a life changing illness and the collapse of Factory Records. Four albums and numerous ventures later – He is back, still searching for a rainbow! Khaliq’s return has taken him full circle, back recording with musical guru Gavin Monaghan and collaborating with legends from across the globe. Now on board with the best independent record label Strawberry Moon Records, the deal is signed and Khaliq is set to soar with so much in the pipeline. A true believer in fate. Gifted singer/songwriter/storyteller Khaliq’s influences include Cat Stevens, Ian Brown and Paul Weller –creating a fusion of alt. acoustic - world music. Now, sit back and prepare for take-off....

We’re pleased to say that support on the night comes from Alex’s Strawberry Moon label-mate MATT HENSHAW who’s made quite an impression on the scene in the last couple of years. Playing in excess of 500 shows in little over 18 months through 7 different countries, he has developed a firm global following. Over the course of 2 years this highly prolific award winning singer/songwriter has released 3 EPs, a remix collection, a demo collection and, most recently, the indie chart success ‘Easier’. Rightfully achieving titles such as: NME Breakthrough Artist, Galaxy Award Best EP, Best Singer/Songwriter at Midlands Independent Music Awards and many more. Matt’s relentless ethic, coupled with his intelligent ability to pen a tune places him at the peak of the UK’s solo artists.

Local support comes electro acoustic favourites NORTHWARD FACES who’ll be providing us with a mix of their own original material and a few covers thrown in for good measure. They’ve had a busy few months with gigs around the area and recording new tracks ‘No surprise to me’ and ‘Bookends’, 2017 looks to be a busy one for this local band. Opening the night for us will be local lad JON PEET, who wowed everyone with his soulful, rootsy set back in February.

BAILIFF BAR // THE OLD COURTS

7.30PM // LATE

£5 ADVANCE // £6 ON THE DOOR

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