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Big Country

Scottish rock legends Big Country come to The Met to perform songs from their multi-million selling classic album Steeltown.

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown's joyful sound blends the traditional western-swing of the American southwest with European hot jazz influences of the same era.

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This month

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Toby Walker in concert

A night of world-class acoustic blues and roots music by US guitarist Toby Walker, with support acts Sam Jefferson and Blue John (John Gregory).

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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish singer and songwriter Ross Wilson. He has been compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

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Music classes and workshops

Don’t just watch – take part! Learn to sing or play an instrument at one of The Met’s music workshops.

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The Oldham Tinkers

A rare appearance from the Lancastrian folk legends; an evening of dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.

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The Trials of Cato

Energetic folk trio The Trials of Cato pay homage to tradition whilst twisting old bones into something modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

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Guy Tortora Band

California-born blues, roots and americana singer-songwriter Guy Tortora comes to The Met with his band, a four-piece outfit of accomplished musicians from the UK and Europe.

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ist ist + special guests

"Majestic post-punk. Haunting and hypnotic." Louder Than War

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Discover new music at The Met

Be part of the new music scene. Discover emerging bands and under-the-radar artists at The Met; a proudly independent venue.

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Arcade

Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes join forces to write, record and tour an album of original material together.

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Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

A remarkable band, a remarkable front man.

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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni returns with songs from her new album So It Turns.

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  • Sat 12 Oct 8:00 PM

Fleetwood Bac

Fleetwood Bac are one of the world’s best Fleetwood Mac tribute bands.

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Kirsty McGee and Ben Bedford

Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee bring to The Met an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Liam Frost

Cult Manchester musician Liam Frost comes to The Met with songs from The Latchkey Kid, his first album for a decade.

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Marconi Union Live Transmission

Marconi Union blend elements of electronica, jazz, dub and ambience. Support comes from Scissorgun and Antonymes.

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9Bach

Welsh alt-folk group 9Bach come to The Met as part of a UK tour that sees the band perform their self-titled debut album live for the very first time.

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The Enid in concert

The Enid return to The Met for a one-off special concert to launch a new chapter in a long career.

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The Stumble

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school r&b, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past twenty years.

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Clive Carroll

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

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Wishbone Ash – 50th Anniversary Tour

It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved… Fifty years of continual touring and recording… and always at the highest level.

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Interlude Records presents: A Selection of Manchester’s Underground Music

An evening of music from five bands from Manchester that feature on Interlude Records debut release Sample: A Selection of Manchester's Underground Music.

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Over the Rainbow

Can Dorothy and her friends overcome the evil western witch in order to restore good Zion? Over the Rainbow is an original modern pantomime performed by Bolton AllStarz.

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Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

A captivating folk duo from Scotland.

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Mike Peters presents The Alarm

The Alarm’s lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters comes to The Met with his Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour.

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Joshua Burnside

Deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences.

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The Starlite Campbell Band Live

European blues award nominees the Starlite Campbell Band return to the Met following a highly acclaimed show in December 2018.

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Hourglass: The Music of James Taylor

The Ben Cox Band perform songs by Grammy award winning American singer songwriter James Taylor, including How Sweet it is, Mexico, Sweet Baby James, Carolina On My Mind and many more.

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Hugh Cornwell Electric

Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers, comes to The Met with a storming set of his iconic hits.

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The Pitmen Poets

A celebration of north-east England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Featuring Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Jez Lowe.

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Ian Siegal: Solo and Unplugged

Europe’s favourite contemporary bluesman returns to The Met.

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  • Fri 22 Nov 8:00 PM

The Christians

The Christians return to The Met to play their back catalogue and songs selected from their latest album.

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Metro Jazz Winter Concert

The Met’s community jazz orchestra, led by acclaimed saxophonist Munch Manship, perform a highly seasoned mix of the best foot-tapping jazz.

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Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young

Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music, from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbison.

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China Crisis

The RETROspective tour sees China Crisis perform songs from all of their seven studio albums.

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Graham Parker

One of the UK's most distinguished and original songwriters, best known as lead singer of Graham and The Rumour who preceded punk rock and new wave.

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Richard Shindell

An expatriate New Yorker now living in Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of songs.

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Nearly Dan: The spirit and sound of Steely Dan

Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from Countdown to Ecstasy, The Royal Scam, Aja, Gaucho and more.

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The Albion Christmas Band

Traditional English Christmas songs, music and lighthearted fun from Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care.

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Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State

The Luka State's live show will leave you wondering how they’re still the UK’s best kept secret.

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The Lock In “Christmas Carol”

Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians and dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!

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Fara: Christmas Tour

FARA present a medley of Christmas music, and some original songs and tunes with a Christmas twist, providing you with a lot to celebrate this festive season.

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St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

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IQ

One of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, IQ are known for their passionate music and dramatic live presentations.

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Ga Ga – A Tribute to Queen

No wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches - just a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.

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Martyn Joseph

Intelligent and enlightened songs from a mesmerizing live performer who has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews.

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Jean Genie

Jean Genie performs all of David Bowie's greatest hits.

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Della Mae

Nashville-based string band Della Mae are a charismatic live act featuring some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond.

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Turin Brakes Acoustic

The estimable London four-piece Turin Brakes comes to The Met as part of their UK Acoustic Tour.

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An Evening with Sam Baker

Sam Baker returns to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the release of his classic album Mercy. A Mr Kite Benefit.

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The Jerseys – Oh What A Nite!

Join Oh What A Nite! as we celebrate the timeless music of the one-hundred-million album selling Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

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Bootleg Blondie

Bootleg Blondie is the official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City before its demise in 2006.

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The Blockheads

Starting as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are the band that brought you Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, plus many others.

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G2 Definitive Genesis

G2 perform classic 1970's Genesis from the 'Seconds Out' era and earlier Gabriel years.

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Best known as a member of Bellowhead, singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player comes to The Met with her new band Rachael McShane and the Cartographers.

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Bernard Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley (known as The Bolton Bullfrog) comes to The Met to perform his unique blend of songs, stories, monologues, very silly one verse poems and guitar playing.

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Strangefish

Six-piece Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish come to The Met with songs from their new album The Spotlight Effect.

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The Springsteen Sessions

Seven top quality players, covering over four decades of Springsteen.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

One of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene.

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Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry return to The Met following their sell-out show in June 2019.

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Clare Teal Trio

A celebration of one hundred years of pop music with award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal and her trio.

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