If you’re looking for something to do in Manchester tonight and have a taste of slightly odd, Vaudeville inspired circus-nightmare-freak blues, then get yourself down to Night & Day from 8pm for Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six. Fans of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Mighty Boosh and Thomas Truax will be sure to love this lot. Signed to the rather splendid and exciting Manchester collective ‘anti label’ Debt Records, Louis Barabbas is a real up and coming talent who, along with the various sideshows, freaks, musicians and collaborators that constitute his unique band of cabaret swing, should go far.
For a taste of what to expect (though it seems that with this band, anything goes), here’s a live recording to whet your appetite.
Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, tonight, Night & Day, 8pm-late.