Bank Holiday special: Hey! Manchester at The Dulcimer

Bank Holiday Sunday and the sun’s out finally…perfect for a bit of good live music and beer. But then again, what weather isn’t? I’m making excuses.

Anyway, tonight sees The Dulcimer in Chorlton taken over by the chaps at Hey! Manchester for an evening of full on entertainment and top tunes. Its only a fistful of nickels on the door and the beer selection is nothing short of immense. Oh yeah, and the bands are pretty good. Our pick of the night is Walton Hesse, a great good-time country twanged bourbon soaked rock n’ roll band from Manchester (fans of Wilco, Whiskeytown and Lucero will really dig these lot). That isn’t to forget that FR favourite James Kelly, one of Manchester’s great emerging guitarists and folk talents will be celebrating the release of his brand new EP (reviewed previously on this site) with not one but two shows (the other being at Abode, just round the corner) tonight. Lovely.

Anyway, as always, don’t take my word for it, what the hell do I know. Here’s a couple of tracks to keep your ears happy.

James Kelly – Bang

Walton Hesse – The Only Son

Hey! Manchester Bank Holiday Special. The Dulcimer, Chorlton, The Organic Quarter. 6pm – late. £ Not a lot.

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