come on down 3-11pm on Friday 27th May or 2:30-11pm on the Saturday 28th May – all in aid of amazing causes, £3.50 pints, food served til late.. £3 suggested donation but otherwise free entry! we can’t wait!
come on down next Friday and Saturday, 27th and 28th of May to the Grafton Arms to check it all out – it’s michael webster‘s birthday weekend, all in aid of local foodbanks in association with Joseph Holt (suggested donation £3!)
keep your eyes peeled for EVEN more artists to be announced.. we have so so many brill acts performing for us. it’s going to be a mega weekend in aid of foodbanks for Joseph Holt – suggested donation £3 for the charities, 27-28th May, can’t wait for this mega one.
we’re absolutely STOKED to be able to announce this one at the end of the month. on the Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of May, we’ll be over at our favourite place the Grafton Arms for our 2022 edition of our mini-festival “Breadstock”!
for this, we’ll be raising money for Manchester foodbanks in association with Joseph Holt – charities that are providing fantastic work for those most in need. you can find out more about it all on their website at https://www.joseph-holt.com/charity – it’s free entry, but we have a suggested donation of £3 to help out these charities doing essential work for their communities.
we’ll announce a full lineup very soon, it’s super exciting and we’ve got some of our favourite local acts performing for us – going to be absolutely fantastic. find out more at our Facebook event Breadstock 2022!
Here’s the rest of the lineup for our event Breadstock on Monday!
Laura Farrow – Laura is a Manchester-based singer songwriter who hosts her own weekly open mic night at Lions Den Manchester every Monday (when not in quarantine!) Her first EP ‘Waiting For Something’ is a lovely collection of her songs, and she’s just released another EP ‘One Take’ which really encapsulates her live performances – definitely worth checking out!!
O’Neill Bros – we’ve known the O’Neill Bros for a long time now and their americana/folk rock blend is right up our street! We’ve had them perform for us a few times and they’ve recently started up Music Solid which focuses on promoting local artists – a venture we can all get behind! Check out their EP ‘Flight of the Earls’ here!
Edward Thomas – Ed is a regular on the local music scene, performing across Manchester on a very regular basis through open mics and gigs! His intricate guitarwork is always great to hear, and the structuring of his songs brings a fresh twist to modern singer-songwriters! Check out his first single ‘Breathe / Business or Death’ here!
Millicent – we’ve personally known Millie for a very long time, being from Preston and she’s only gone from strength to strength! Her vocal talent is insane and her songwriting work really stands her out from the rest – her 2018 release ‘Senses’ is full of great tracks and gives us a great glimpse into her ability – find it on Spotify here!
Harrison Rimmer – Harrison is a Bread regular nowadays, performing at plenty of our gigs and often making an appearance at our open mics – especially with the turn to virtual spaces for performance! We love his music – he’s able to write folk-punk tunes such as ‘Ripped Up Magazine’ and then also bring it down to a more relaxed level with songs such as ‘I Am On Fire’ (which we featured on the first episode of Bread Radio!) and ‘Scared’. He’s just released a brand new EP ‘Broken Strings’ which is definitely worth a stream!
Mathew Kerry – Mathew is another artist who we’ve featured heavily lately – easily one of our favourite artists on the scene and a lovely chap too! His songwriting capability and lyrical wizardry are evident as soon as you listen to him, especially on his single ‘Paper Round’ which we’re huge fans of! You can find his EP ‘Okie Dokie?’ on Spotify here – we went down to the launch last year and had a lovely time 🙂
michael webster – we don’t think we need to talk too much about our next artist. Michael runs the label and hosts all of our gigs – inspired by artists such as Courtney Barnett, Kate Bush, Bob Dylan, Neil Young – and everyone on the scene too! Check out his music on Spotify or Bandcamp!
Wanda Roslyn – we’ve only known Wanda for a while but we’re truly amazed by what we’ve seen! Unreal songwriting capabilities and intricate performances. Would be perfect on a Sofar Sounds gig. We are super looking forward to new music!!
Matt Smedley – Matt is a guitarist whose talent is beyond belief – gets better every time we see him perform. His guitarwork is insane, such care taken with each note and melodies that could fit into a lovely soundscape! Definitely worth checking out. We featured him on Just The Crust a few weeks back – you can find his music on Spotify here! He also recently put out a collaborative release with Benjamin Finney which is amazing!
That’s the lot! A lot of artists to check out, and plenty of great musicians performing for you on Bank Holiday Monday! Go check out the event page on Facebook! 👽
here’s a little look at the first batch of artists we’ve got performing for us next week at Breadstock ☀️
Olivia Browse – her brand new single ‘Sober’ will be out this coming Friday, we managed to feature it on yesterday’s Just The Crust so go and check that out! she’s played many of our gigs and we’re super happy to have her play this one 🙂you can pre-save her new single at this link.
Benjamin Finney – Benjamin is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Manchester who weaves lovely tapestries of music with his intricate guitarwork. He’s a big part of the scene, having performed solo for a while now and also playing alongside Izzie Walsh in her band! Go and check his latest release ‘rabbit / for sarah’ alongside Matt Smedley!
Dora Noszkay – we first found Dora through the release of her single ‘In The Morning’ and we loved the songwriting style of it – you can find it online on Bandcamp and Spotify! We’re looking forward to hearing more from her, we were very lucky to catch a great Joni Mitchell cover on one of her livestreams over the past few weeks!
Jessamine Grace – Jessamine has been involved with many of our gigs for a very long time now and has been at so many open mics and gigs across Manchester over the past few years!! We featured her new single ‘Broken’ as part of our Just The Crust feature a few weeks back – you can find it online on Bandcamp and Spotify! Definitely worth listening to. There’s a video too!! ☀️
Fordaze – Mike aka Fordaze has been running open mics in Manchester for a while now but we’ve recently got more involved with him since the start of self-isolation – he put out his debut single Like a Sunrise last week and it is unreal! You can find it on Spotify here! His blend of mellow acoustic and electronic components to his music is a lovely fresh breath of air to a scene usually full of acoustic musicians!
indefinite articles – we’ve known indefinite articles for a very long time and we’re super proud to have him performing for us again! Joseph puts on open mics and gigs across the city weekly and is a cornerstone of the local music scene in Manchester. his folk-punk style is instantly recognisable and we love his songs – you can find more on his Bandcamp or on Spotify! 💥
that just about wraps it up for us on this post, but we’ll be doing another posts featuring even more artists who we’ll have performing for us next Monday 25th May! 🍞