Gavin Barras & The Family Tree

Thursday 19th October 8pm

Gavin Barras & The Family Tree

Support: TBC

Gavin Barras is a professional double bass and electric bass player based in Glossop, who has an established presence on the Manchester jazz scene. He performs regularly throughout the UK and abroad in a variety of performing and recording projects. Gavin’s new album The Family Tree contains ten new compositions all written since becoming a father in 2016. The record also features Gavin playing a double bass built by his own father, a keen stringed instrument maker, who spent 15 years building the bass as a labour of love for his son. The other themes of the album include friendships, childhood memories, family connections and Gavin’s home in the Peak District. The band features Jeff Guntren on tenor saxophone, Jim Faulkner on guitar and Dave Walsh on drums. Recorded in one day at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, The Family Tree also has two tracks with Gavin on acoustic guitar (again built by his father – this one back in 1967), Rhiannon James on viola and Margit van der Zwan on cello.

Tickets £7 from The Globe or


Walklate & Fuschi

Thursday 26th October 2017 8pm

Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi

Support: TBC

Tickets £10 from The Globe or

Mat and Paolo play a diverse, dynamic live set illustrating all shades of Blues and allowing each other’s instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine. Each performance is rock-solid, yet full of inspiration and spontaneity.

Mat and Paolo are an "Electric Blues Duo” from Manchester. They use old tube amplifiers creating a rich tone that brings the listeners back to the very early days of the 1950’s Chicago Blues. Think of Muddy Waters plugging in his red Telecaster for the first time into an old tube amplifier and Little Walter blowing his harmonica through an old Fender Champ amplifier. The result is a magical performance that stands out for its intensity and energy. Although there are two people on stage, they sound like a 10 piece Blues band.