SHOW HIGHLIGHTS – Manchester Fuel – Friday, 5th July 2019

Thank-you to everyone who came and/or supported the recent SOLD OUT event at FUEL in Withington, Manchester. The night raised an incredible  £380 for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, through ticket sales, signed posters of all performers, and donations from the generous audience.

Huge thanks also to the acts – ARGH KiD, Gaz Whelan, VICE VERA and Carousel Clouds; all sets were incredibly well-received, and Louder than War have reviewed the event here.

Below are some photos from the evening – if you have any more, feel free to share them and tag @CarouselClouds or @BUSKmanchester , or on instagram @CarouselClouds .

Argh KiD (photo: Debbie Ellis)

 

Gaz Whelan (photo: Bob McGowan)

 

Carousel Clouds (Photo: Steve Kelly)

 

VICE VERA (photo: Bob McGowan)

 

 

Friday, 5th July 2019
Fuel Cafe – 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester

ARGH KiD
Gaz Whelan (Happy Mondays)
Carousel Clouds
Vice Vera

7pm.
£5* advance tickets available from Ticketsource. All proceeds to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
*plus booking fee

 

LIVE SHOW – Manchester Fuel – Friday, 5th July 2019

Friday, 5th July 2019
Fuel Cafe – 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester

ARGH KiD
Gaz Whelan (Happy Mondays)
Carousel Clouds
Vice Vera

7pm.
£5* advance tickets available from Ticketsource. All proceeds to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
*plus booking fee

ARGH KiD

ARGH KiD is an English alternative hip hop band from Manchester, England, led by the MC/Poet David Scott. With an eclectic approach to hip hop featuring a live musicians to provide a backdrop to life in austerity UK, with all it flaws and lingering beauty. His first two singles “Frank” and “Neighbours” were met with critical acclaim and support from industry big hitters such as Chris Evans, Janice Long, John Kennedy to name but a few. Their live shows are a high-octane concoction of breakbeats, outstanding musicianship and a powerful and passionated lyrical outpouring rarely seen on stage these days.

Wordsmith Sensation David Scott has toured the country, played to sold out crowds and dazzled millions with his lyrical prowess. The “Acapella Eminem” is now the Official Poet for the NSPCC, UEFA and Manchester United and his work has been broadcast to homes across the globe. There are few artists in his genre able to provide on-point commentary and storytelling with the same spirit, skill and compassion.

David is also a poet on a mission to make the artform accessible to the masses. Using his own experiences as a template he facilitates workshops across the country, creating a sense of what is possible to young people when you pick up a pen.

ARGH KiD is often found across UK media and is a regular on ITV, BBC BT Sport and beyond. His work has been reproduced in different languages and publications around the world from Denmark’s Politiken to The New York Times.

Gary “Gaz” Whelan

Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter Gary Whelan has stepped out from behind the Happy Mondays drum kit and returned to his first instrument, the guitar.  Having weirdly discovered The Sex Pistols and The Beatles on the same day in his early teens, Gary’s zealous love of music and need to create eventually found an outlet with the Ryder brothers and at the age of 15 the Happy Mondays were formed with Gary taking the role of  drums due to an injury leaving him unable to play guitar. Gary continues to tour the world with the Mondays and their, let’s say “colourful history” has been well documented.

Having fine-tuned his songwriting skills over the years while co-writing all the Mondays songs, Gary has been involved in several side projects, a record label in Australia, music producing and writing music for a film.  But now, armed with electric guitar and laptop in hand, Gary has taken his music on the road to play solo shows incorporating current & past solo projects and Happy Mondays back-catalogue alike. His live set is totally engaging with the Manchester legacy mixing in nicely with a heavy dose of electronic soul and some dark yet beautifully offensive lyrics thrown in for good measure. 

Gary lives in Greater Toronto with his wife of 29 years and two teenage boys.  He is also a certified meditation teacher and a 15 year long yogi all which have helped him deal with his lifelong OCD and depression.  Gary is committed to music collaborations and promoting new talent.   

Carousel Clouds

“Entrancing” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music, on Invisible Lines

“What better note to end the show on, than their three-and-a-half-minute epic, Invisible Lines?” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

The debut Carousel Clouds album ‘Tales of Coincidence’ was released on 6th April 2018, on Ranch Records.

After three years spent largely in a self-inflicted darkness perfecting the album, Carousel Clouds are now ready to step into the limelight. Recorded with Ding (The Fall, Pixies, Cabbage), and for the most part at their Salford base, The Ranch, the record boasts ten tracks of ‘Ghost-Gaze’ – shoegaze-meets-prog songs, all sprinkled with pop melodies. Shadowy themes continue lyrically, encompassing ominous Tales of the supernatural, of spirituality, loss, and of the afterlife.

“The dark side has rarely sounded so appealing” – Manchester Evening News

Vice Vera

BUSK is delighted to host the world-exclusive, first ever live performance by Manchester’s Vice Versa. We do not know exactly what V.V. has in store, but having honed her craft performing live in iLL and LIINES, we do know it will be enthralling.

Live Show – Manchester Castle – 21st August 2018

Carousel Clouds + James Holt + Lindsay Munroe + Neil Wright
Tuesday, 21st August 2018
The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester
Tickets £3 advance, £5 on the door
Ticket Link: TicketSource

Times:
7.00pm Doors Open
7.45pm Neil Wright
8.30pm Lindsay Munroe
9.15pm James Holt
10.00pm Carousel Clouds

“Entrancing” – Steve Lamacq, on Carousel Clouds
“Fresh and exciting to listen to” – Brian Eno, on James Holt
Lindsay Munroe‘s EP One Day Will Break is about to sell out, and is a favourite with BBC Introducing in Manchester
Rare solo set from Neil Wright, Dutch Uncles guitarist and former (52) Teenagers and Alpha Machine frontman.
Spotify playlist containing all four acts performing: Spotify Playlist

New Single – Always Talking – Released 3rd November 2017

We ar delighted to confirm Always Talking will be released on 3rd November 2017, via Ranch Records. This will be available as digital download or Limited 4-track CD.

1. Always Talking 
2. Invisible Lines 
3. The Greatest Noise (Live on Salford City Radio) 
4. Only Off The Screen (Multiplier Remix) 
You can order your CD copy now, along with a ticket to the Salford King’s Arms show for just £10 here:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FDEDEI?…=FOLEBPQDgHGp

Full release details and a link to stream Always Talking are here:

Follow up to the BBC 6-Music recommended debut single ‘Invisible Lines’, and taken from the debut Carousel Clouds album (released 2018). ‘Always Talking’ was exclusively premiered on BBC Radio Manchester in August 2017, played by BBC Merseyside in September 2017, and is released on Ranch Records in November 2017.


Carousel Clouds will perform at the Salford King’s Arms venue. 
Also on the bill are Salford act Twin Visions, and Kurtis Starkie, taking time out from his sell-out tour as guitarist with The Slow Readers Club, to showcase his solo material. 
Tickets (including ticket+CD bundle):www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FDEDEI?…=FOLEBPQDgHGp

Live Show – Salford King’s Arms – Friday, 3rd November 2017

Carousel Clouds are confirmed to perform live at The King’s Arms, Salford, on Friday, 3rd November 2017.

Carousel Clouds
Kurtis Starkie
Twin Visions
Emilio Pinchi

Tickets £6 adv.
Ticket + limited 4-track CD of Carousel Clouds single Always Talking£10

Salford’s Carousel Clouds follow up the BBC 6-Music recommended debut single Invisible Lines by releasing Always Talking in November 2017. To coincide, the band will perform at the magical King’s Arms venue.

Also on the bill are Salford act Twin Visions, Emilio Pinchi, and Kurtis Starkie – taking time out from his sell-out tour as guitarist with The Slow Readers Club, to showcase his solo material.

Always Talking is taken from the debut Carousel Clouds album (released 2018) and was exclusively premiered on BBC Radio Manchester in August 2017.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/402315

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Be the star of the next Carousel Clouds video!

Do you want to star in the next Carousel Clouds video? 

We are currently preparing our second single, and would like to invite YOU to help us out… by starring in our next video!

You will just need a camera phone, and you don’t need to be skilled at photography or movie editing, either. All we are looking for is some footage of you and your friends chatting, talking, and laughing together. That’s it!

Here are some things to remember:

  • Please ensure footage is well-lit
  • Films to be no longer than 10 seconds
  • Please ask permission of anyone in the film

Any location is fine, and no need to worry about shaky camerawork! 

Please send your videos to band@carouselclouds.com by the 15th September 2017. We will credit all footage used in the final video.
We look forward to your videos!

C.C. x

Live Show – Eagle Inn, Salford – 7th July 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Eagle. We hope you enjoyed the night, and the wonderful performances by Murph, Tamsin (Mr Heart) and Douga. Below are a few photos from the night, more available on our Instagram page.

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We hope to see you at the next show. Keep an eye on the Live page for details.

C.C. x