MANCHESTER ACADEMY NEWSLETTER
11th December 2015
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So that was the year that was. This is our final newsletter ahead of the Christmas break and reflecting on 2015 is somewhat emotional. Over the last 12 months we’ve celebrated 25 years in business, partied harder than most people would think possible, and still finished up with enough energy to piece together one hell of a calendar for the future. If you don’t believe us take a look at the listings overleaf, after considering our highlights.
First up we have Nahko and Medicine For The People, the American world music collective spawned in 2008. Taking to our stage come Friday 22nd January, this acclaimed five piece only have two albums to their name so far, but carry a stellar reputation for live performances that not only straddle a multitude of genres, but also run through a huge range of cultural influences, making them a strong favourite on the gig circuit, and a regular at many of the world’s most respected festivals.
Next we have the acclaimed Hurts. Currently touring off the back of their critically lauded third long form effort, Surrender, which followed in the footsteps of two UK Top Ten albums, this homegrown, Manchester-raised synth-pop and new wave duo make noises so grand they could fill a cathedral and then some, summoning emotive harmonies whilst never forgetting to speak to people’s minds and feet. Catch them on Friday 12th February.
All of which brings us to comedian Chris Ramsey, who arrives on Friday 11th March on his All Growed Up tour. The British stand-up has appeared on everything from Mock the Week to Live At The Apollo, not to mention the BBC Two sitcom, Hebburn, and brings with him a North Eastern wit that’s impossible to fault. Needless to say then, he’ll be packing them in to the rafters and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with anyone in possession of an actual real-life sense of humour.
If this year has been fantastic, based on these three alone we’d say 2016 is looking just as strong, if not better. So Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you on the other side.
Tickets for all of these shows are available through www.ManchesterAcademy.net