The RGM Gig Guide – Manchester in March 2020

4th March – IAMDDB @ Academy 1

Diana De Brito, known by her stage name IAMDDB, is a British rapper and singer based in Manchester, United Kingdom. IAMDDB has released three albums as of 2019 and was listed number three on BBC Sound of 2018.

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4th March – Mosa Wild @ Deaf Institute

The sofa that Mosa Wild are gathered on in the living room of guitarist Alex Stevens’ family home in Ashford is not spacious enough for four grown men to sit on, but Mosa Wild will always make room for one another. Theirs is a pact that has strengthened through both adversity and communal ambition as they’ve deepened their bond and brotherhood. It’s a fraternity firmly rooted in friendship but its origins were in urgency; an urgency to realise the most immersive, nuanced and passionate vision for vocalist and songwriter Jim Rubaduka’s storytelling. Via bassist Edwin Ireland and drummer Charlie Campbell, Jim and Alex – who met at school – found the missing pieces to a puzzle they’d been faced with while getting a taste for performing and figuring out music’s power for a certain kind of social currency… 

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5th March – Ghostemane @ Academy 2

Eric Whitney, professionally known as Ghostemane or alternatively as Baader-Meinhof, GASM, and formerly as Ill Biz, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Originally growing up in Florida, Ghostemane started out playing in local hardcore punk and doom metal bands.

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5th March – The Orielles @ O2 Ritz

Hailing from West Yorkshire, punk trio The Orielles embark on their headline UK tour this month, which will be followed by a performance at Neighbourhood Weekender in May alongside the likes of Sam Fender and Ian Brown. We caught up with them about what to expect from their festival performance, their inspirations and more.

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5th March – Georgia @ YES (The Pink Room)

Georgia Rose Harriet Barnes (born 6 February 1990), known mononymously as Georgia, is an English record producer, songwriter, singer, and drummer. The daughter of Leftfield cofounder Neil Barnes, Georgia began her music career as a drummer for artists such as Kwes and Kate Tempest. She began her career as a singer and record producer with the release of her debut studio album Georgia. Her second studio album Seeking Thrills was released in January 2020.

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6th March – Embrace @ O2 Victoria Warehouse

If coming back means losing sight of what you were there for in the first place, there’s really no percentage in returning. In an age that’s produced more comebacks than the Boomerang Olympics, it’s easy to treat regenerations with a degree of scepticism. In the case of Embrace, however, rather than grabbing at the coattails of former glories, a seven-year hiatus was precipitated by the most commercially successful high-point in their career.

Having notched up another number one album and scored their highest placing in the UK singles chart with Nature’s Law, the band simply decided to head back home to their roots in West Yorkshire and take a clean break.

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7th March – Bryan Ferry @ Palace Theatre

Bryan Ferry initially found music success with the group Roxy Music. Formed in 1970, Ferry fronted the band which he co-founded, and went on to achieve 10 UK top 10 hit singles and 11 UK top 10 albums (of which 4 were UK Number 1s).

1973 saw Bryan Ferry launch the beginnings of his solo career alongside Roxy Music’s group projects. From this time up until the present day, he has continued to go from strength to strength, achieving great success with his solo endeavours as well as with Roxy Music.

Described as “one of most innovative and distinctive singers and lyricists to emerge in popular music” Ferry’s sophisticated, elegant and glamorous on stage persona has won him fans around the world. His vocal genius is said to lie in his peerless ability to merge musical styles “from french chanson, through to classical crooner to hard edged rock.” 

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9th March – Brittany Howard @ O2 Ritz

Brittany is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter of rock bands Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch. She released her debut studio album Jaime in 2019.

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10th March – Tove Lo @ Albert Hall

Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Called “Sweden’s darkest pop export” by Rolling Stone she is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music. Her honest, complex and autobiographical lyrical content has led to her being dubbed “the saddest girl in Sweden”.

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13th March – Stereophonics @ Manchester Arena

Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley. … The group previously included Stuart Cable and then Javier Weyler on drums. Stereophonics have released eleven studio albums, including seven UK number one albums.

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14th March – James Arthur @ Manchester Arena

ames Andrew Arthur (born 1988) is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, Impossible, was released after the final and debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart on 16 December 2012 in its first week of release.
Since 2005, and prior to his participation in The X Factor, he was a vocalist and guitarist in a number of bands, and later, as a solo artist as well as forming his own The James Arthur Band and James Arthur Project.

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15th March – Tori Kelly @ O2 Ritz

Tori is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Kelly first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube as a teenager, and appeared as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010

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16th March – The Who Manchester Arena

Following their stunning return to Wembley Stadium in July, The Who are coming to Manchester Arena for 2020, along with a brand new studio album entitled ‘WHO’ – their first in thirteen years!

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16th March – Kelis @ Albert Hall

Kelis is a multi-platinum, Grammy nominated artist, fasthion icon, entrepreneur, mother, and chef.

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19th March – Louise Redknapp @ 02 Ritz

Pop singer, Louise, famed for her time in 90s group, Eternal, returns this year with her first album in 18 years, Heavy Love. Full of pop smashes, it’s sure to ignite a whole new legion of fans worldwide and you can see her perform her fresh new hits on a headline tour in 2020.

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20th March – Jax Jones @ Albert Hall

Jax Jones is a London-based DJ and producer whose sunny, uplifting house tracks incorporate a wide range of musical influences. Born Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo in 1987, he grew up listening to rap, gospel, Afro-beat, and numerous other genres, and began making beats as a teenager, initially as a hip-hop producer.

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21st March – Rat Boy @ Band on the Wall

After making waves with his debut album SCUM and the seven-track CIVIL DISORDER, RAT BOY has teamed up with Tim Armstrong to produce his new album titled INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN. The 12-track collection is available now via Parlophone and Armstrong’s Hellcat Records label.

RAT BOY first found Armstrong’s punk/hip-hop band The Transplants in his father’s record collection, and subsequently delved into his back catalogue with Rancid and Operation Ivy. RAT BOY had repeatedly mentioned his admiration of Armstrong in interviews, which led to the L.A. punk veteran discovering the young Essex upstart.

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24th + 25th March – Noel Gallagher @ 02 Apollo

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced a run of new UK live shows for March 2020

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