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

 

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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 Fuel – Saturday, 15th December 2018

Saturday, 15th December 2018 – Manchester Fuel
Carousel Clouds + Johnny Winbolt-Lewis (Douga) + Neil Wright (Dutch Uncles) + Ghosts of Social Networks + Guests + DJs

Carousel Clouds & Friends Charity Christmas Shindig

Featuring:

Johnny Winbolt-Lewis (Douga)
Ghosts of Social Networks
Neil Wright (Dutch Uncles, The Alpha Machine, Chips of Chorlton),
Carousel Clouds
plus more.
DJs until late.

Limited advance tickets £3
Ticket link: TicketSource

All proceeds to the Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank. Donations can also be made on the evening.
fallowfieldwithington.foodbank.org.uk

Fuel Cafe, 448 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW
Wilmslow road is served by busses 41, 42,, 42A, 42B, 43 and 44, plus 142 and 143 night busses. Nearest Metrolink stop: Burton Road.

JOHNNY WINBOLT-LEWIS We were delighted to play with Douga at The Eagle, for the Invisible Lines single launch. Back at the Summer 2017 show, Douga played a completely improvised set. Since then, Douga have released wonderful second album Hidden Tapes and the Golden Tide, and vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Johnny is coming to play a set at Fuel this Winter, possibly with some special guests.

NEIL WRIGHT After years of asking, Neil Wright exited his solo-hiatus to play with Carousel Clouds in August 2018, his first solo show in 6 years. Although he does perform regularly, as guitarist with Dutch Uncles, as  well as hosting the ace Chips of Chorlton podcast. Neil previously also played with (52) Teenagers and The Alpha Machine, and we are extremely excited to see him perform from his exquisite back-catalogue for us again.

GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS A Manchester act we first heard when championed by Steve Lamacq, no less. Having since caught them live a few times, we cannot wait to see GOSN perform at the Christmas Shindig.

CAROUSEL CLOUDS Following the release of debut album Tales of Coincidence in April 2018, Carousel Clouds have started work on the follow-up record, and will be previewing some material from it. (Plus there may be a festive surprise)

SPECIAL GUESTS Be alert for some very special guests on the night!

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

BBC Introducing in Manchester – Track Reviews

On the 16th June 2018, Neil was invited into the BBC Radio Manchester studio to join the listening panel, reviewing new tracks for Introducing in Manchester. You can listen to Neil, along with Faith of Pins, in the final half-hour of the show, below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0692152

 

Live Show – Manchester Band on the Wall – Friday, 11th May 2018

Carousel Clouds have been invited to perform at the iconic Band on the Wall venue in Manchester, as part of Free Vibes.

Date: 11th May 2018
Venue: Manchester Band on the Wall
Line-up: FEARS CHELLA + TREMORS + METRO VERLAINE + IORA + Shell Zenner DJ
Tickets: Signup for FREE ENTRY with the venue, here

Band on the Wall presents a special edition of Free Vibes, curated with Amazing Radio’s new music champion Shell Zenner. We’ve teamed up with Shell to bring you five of the most exciting artists you need to know. Sign up for free entry and discover new music from the likes of Fears Chella, Tremors, Metro Verlaine, Carousel Clouds and Iora. DJ Shell Zenner will keep the vibes flowing ‘til late!

Fears Chella
Fears Chella are an indie-pop/grunge four-piece who recently dropped their killer new single ‘Polaroid’.

Tremors
Tremors are a Manchester based five-piece playing a unique blend of shoegaze, alternative rock and americana.
“Sunkissed melodies, airbrushed sonics and chiming guitars…the missing link between Laurel Canyon classicism and the current Manc dream-pop scene.” – Manchester Evening News

Metro Verlaine
Metro Verlaine are a French quartet who deliver an ‘electric and romantic’ sound.

Carousel Clouds
Salford’s Carousel Clouds keep their brand of shoegaze firmly rooted in psych and their debut album ‘Tales of Coincidence’ just landed on Ranch Records.

Iora
Iora is a Manchester-based electronic-folk artist who employ trip-hop and acoustic elements.