Liam Frost is one of Manchester’s favourite singer-songwriters.
Since emerging from the city’s live scene and signing with Sony in 2005 to creating his own label he has remained an uncompromising independent artist. Liam has been championed by fans including Richard Hawley (who he has supported twice at The Met), Guy Garvey (who famously described him as “The UK’s answer to Bright Eyes”) and Clint Boon, who declared Liam “one of the greatest songwriters this city, nay this country has ever produced” during a radio interview at The Met in 2019.
To coincide with the reissue on vinyl of his 2006 debut album, Show Me How The Spectres Dance, (released as Liam Frost and The Slowdown Family), Liam and his specially-formed band joined us to record a unique filmed performance upstairs at The Met.
This special film, recorded over the course of a day with the band playing in the round in the centre of the historic Derby Hall space, features all 10 tracks from the much-loved album.
The show premieres online at 8pm on Thursday 5 November, as the re-released blue vinyl of the album hits stores the following day. The reissue itself was triggered in part by a huge outpouring of affection for the record following a ‘Tim’s Twitter Listening Party’ for …Spectres… during lockdown, with many listeners sharing how much the record still means to them.
Liam says “It was really good to be able to celebrate the re-press of Show Me How The Spectres Dance by physically getting into a room with some of my favourite musicians and playing those songs again, at a time when it’s been difficult to do anything of that nature. My hope is that, with everything being as odd as it is, my passion for those songs makes its way to you and that I can keep you company for a little while.”
The Lockdown Family band for this show is:
Guitar & Vocals – Liam Frost
Guitar – Stuart McCallum (The Breath, Cinematic Orchestra)
Bass – Callum Williams
Keys – Christian Madden (Liam Gallagher, Jimi Goodwin, Cherry Ghost, The Earlies)
Drums – Pete Marshall – (Paul Heaton, and of course The Slowdown Family)
Dates & Times
£9 + fees
Watch the premiere online via The Met’s Veeps page at 8pm on Thusday 5 November. Ticket buyers will be able to rewatch until the end of the month.
Tickets & Info
This special show will be broadcast on Veeps. You can buy a ticket to access it at the link below. The premiere starts at 8pm on Thursday 5 November, and ticket-buyers will be able to re-watch on demand until the end of the month.
Available to buy and watch until 30 November.
Veeps supports live text chat during the show. You can use Veeps to watch on your phone, tablet or computer, or on certain smart TVs or via Airplay.