Knead To Know: Tom Metcalfe πŸ€˜

our Knead To Know feature today is the fantastic Tom Metcalfe Music! originally from Preston (we’ve known Tom a long time!) Tom has just moved to Manchester and is sure to be a familiar face on the local scene ✊

not only writing his own music, Tom also works as a guitar tutor, teaching not only guitar but extensively music theory, which he is extremely proficient in – he’s easily able to make even the most complicated theory easy to understand for budding guitarists; we’ve spoken to him about all kinds of scales and he’s taught us a whole bunch! πŸ™‚

he’s also a session musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer.. if you need anyone to jump in and help out on a track, get in touch with him! he attained a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Music (Performance) from Salford University last year with a record-breaking mark of 96! 😎 he’s often seen performing as a flamenco guitarist with dance accompaniment – definitely one to watch here in Manchester. 🐝

Tom will also be the featured artist tonight at Lions Den Bar Deansgate for Laura Farrow‘s open mic – come on down and catch him doing what he does, you’ll surely be astounded at his guitarwork! 🎸 if you’re looking for a guitar tutor, get in contact with Tom for sure. one of the best around!

find him on Twitter at @tommetcalfe8 // Instagram – @tommetcalfe // his new website will be coming soon at too! 🀘

as always, find all of our features here on our website at 🍞

Best Independent Record Label FINALISTS! βœŠ

how amazing were the North West Music Awards from Red Spot Events the other night?! 🀟 sadly, we didn’t win, but to even be finalists alongside Jacaranda Records and Sour Grapes Records was absolutely insane. they’re doing some absolutely incredible work and we’re in awe to have even have been nominated. Congrats to Jacaranda Records for winning!! 😊

another big shout is to MILLICENT for winning best music video, James Holt for winning best solo artist and Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool for winning best venue! there was SO much talent nominated and we’d have loved to have seen everyone win, but that’s just the way it goes! πŸ–€

we just wanna say a huge thank you to Olivia Browse Adam Carpenter Music and Anyone’s Ghost – this isn’t possible without you guys, and running this label is a blessing to know all of you amazing people and help put your music out. I’ve been doing this on my own for a long time and it’s really awesome to see that the work I’ve been doing has been recognised like this. πŸ₯°

a final thank you is to everyone who’s come to a gig, bought a piece of merch, listened to any of our music – you guys who support us really keep us going. this is the reason why I keep on at all of this, it’s often quite a hard thing to do, but the support of the community keeps me going. I try to keep the label and my own music a lil bit separate, but thank you all – a brief word from michael webster 🍞

The return of our open mics! β˜€οΈ

it’s TIME! we’re back with our first real-life open mic of the year this coming Thursday from 5pm – 8pm! 🀟 (social distancing and covid rules apply!)

come on down, have a beer, play some tunes, listen to some amazing local artists and most importantly let’s just have a bunch of old school fun. πŸ–€

(ps, we’re also going to have some people livestreaming in our Bread Social group as per usual, for all those who can’t make it! that one will start straight afterwards at 8pm so keep an eye out for it πŸ₯°)

// UPDATE // keep your eye out for more info on this – we’ll be back from next Thursday!

Fresh Batch: Matt Finn! πŸž

our next Fresh Batch livestream is on the Sunday 23rd of May with Matt Finn! 🀟

Matt’s played our virtual open mic every week for almost a year now and we can’t wait to catch him playing a full set for us! 😊 blending a singer-songwriter sound with 90s alternative influences, he’s able to bring plenty of covers and lovely originals to the table!

find his releases over at – some lovely tunes on his EPs and well worth checking out! πŸ₯³

make sure you keep this one free, gonna be a super lovely one πŸ₯° Sunday 23rd May at 8pm, over on Facebook! 🍞

Fresh Batch: Boxes is tonight! πŸ€˜

this one is tonight!! 🀟

we’re live with Boxes from 8pm tonight on Facebook – they’ve just released their brand new single “Over” which is currently #1 in the iTunes Country charts! Fantastic tune πŸ₯°

make sure you tune in on Facebook from 8pm today to catch them performing for us. we can’t wait for this one! head over to our event Fresh Batch: Boxes! to find out more! 🍞

Knead To Know: Down To Earth Promotions! β˜€οΈ

what’s this?! a brand new feature? 🀟 each Friday, we’re launching our ‘Knead To Know’ feature where we’re highlighting some of the upcoming and best non-musical creatives here in the North West! 😊

for our first one we have the amazing Down To Earth Promotions – based between Leeds and Liverpool, they put on gigs and festivals across the North West scene – emphasising equality on the scene (which we absolutely stand behind!) πŸ₯°

They are actively looking for musicians and artists to perform at gigs and festivals they have in the works – and regularly do features on new music, releases and artists on the scene!! Get in touch with them to be involved with what they do. we can’t wait to see what they have planned! 😊

find all of our features, reviews, gigs, releases and more here on our website at! 🍞

Fresh Batch: Boxes is this Sunday! πŸŽ§

we can’t wait for this one coming up on Sunday! 🀟

the fantastic Boxes will be live for us as part of our Fresh Batch livestreams, following the release of their brand new single “Over”! 😊 head over to their Spotify page at and drop them a follow to be notified as soon as it’s out!

they’ll be live for us over on Facebook this Sunday 9th May at 8pm – we’re really looking forward to this one and hearing the new track! find out more at our Facebook event Fresh Batch: Boxes! 🍞

Olivia Browse live at Voltalab Sound Studios!

absolutely amazing stuff from Olivia Browse with this live acoustic version of ‘Red Stripe’!! 🀟

such a lovely rendition, and a big shout out to Voltalab Sound Studios for filming and sorting this out. top stuff πŸ₯° you can find the full version over on YouTube at 🌞

we’re so made up with how well Olivia’s new single is doing! go over to Spotify and stream it and help us break that 3k plays! 🍞

Fresh Batch: Boxes! β˜€οΈ

we’re back with our next Fresh Batch livestream on the Sunday 9th May with the amazing Boxes! 🀟

can’t wait for this one, we’ve had Boxes play for us a bunch of times and every single time they’ve smashed it. class band with some absolutely fantastic tunes – love the country-rock blend in there and such great songwriting. 🌞

they’ll be releasing their brand new single “Over” on the 7th of May so we can’t wait to hear that one live! in the meantime, head over to their Spotify at to check out their previous EP “Why Don’t You Listen”! 😊

we’ll be live on the Sunday 9th of May with them from 8pm so don’t miss out on this one! Find out more at our event Fresh Batch: Boxes! 🍞

Fresh Batch with Marcus Man is tonight from 8pm! βœŠ

we can’t wait for this one tonight with Marcus Man! 🌞

from 8pm Marcus will be livestreaming a set for us – we’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now, and he’s just released his debut EP “More Than Me” which sounds incredible!! 😊 find the EP over on Bandcamp, Spotify n all the other streaming sites.

don’t miss out on this one – we’ll be live over on our Facebook from 8pm. head over to our event Fresh Batch: Marcus Man! for more information 🍞