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!
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!
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! 🖤
we just wanna say a huge thank you to Olivia BrowseAdam 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. 🥰
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 🍞
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.
(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 )
// UPDATE // keep your eye out for more info on this – we’ll be back from next Thursday!
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!
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!)
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!
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.
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.