Howard Haigh & the Men of the Hour, featuring Rick Middleton on Bass, guitar & vocals, & Sam King Middleton on percussion & vocals. They'll present their own unique seasonal programme of delights.Cost: Free entry
Events at Zeffirellis
Howard Haigh and the Men of the Hour
Best known to a wider audience through his work with The Cinematic Orchestra, tonight guitarist Stuart McCallum performs solo, introducing compositions that embody his trademark approach to music: ambient grooves, loops and slowly-evolving soundscapes. Sublime, savvy, subtle & smart.Cost: Free
With hundreds of gigs behind him, Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene.
The singer-songwriter began playing electric guitar when he was 11, but launched his solo set at 17, just a year after starting to explore the possibilities of the acoustic instrument. Elliott taps the strings and beats the guitar’s body to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs.
He has supported Erik Mongrain, Andy McKee, Frank Turner, Seth Lakeman, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Jim Bob (Carter USM), Jon Gomm, Paul Carrack, legendary Philadelphia soul groups The Stylistics and The Three Degrees, and revered folk veterans Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. He gigs regularly with Dave McPherson (InMe) and has played many times with old friend, Ed Sheeran.Cost: Free entry
We welcome back rising star vocalist Zoe Gilby, presenting a special show featuring her interpretations of Beatles' repertoire and a mix of latin tunes inspired by pianist Alan Law's trip to Cuba in 2015.Cost: Free
A Manchester based singer-songwriter who moulds the classic songwriting
sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson, Ben Williams is a difficult artist to pigeonhole and is all the better for it. His new self-‐produced album, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, has been seven years in the making, as Williams – earning a living as an in-‐demand session guitarist – wrote his own songs in the spare time he had between playing and recording with other artists. With a clear passion for music, he wrote something like 60 songs over this period, of which the best 11 have been chosen to make up his debut album. Self-‐produced and featuring a selection of the finest musicians in Manchester, Williams has delivered a genuine gem of a debut. Often quirky, sometimes funny, and occasionally more reflective, the songs demonstrate a fantastic range of approaches and ideas.Cost: Free