Love Raiser is back again… and this time all the love will be going to Street Meet. They are a pop up “soup kitchen” that manage to feed and just as importantly chat to, 40-90 people every Wednesday Evening from 7pm, on Oxford Road at the corner of All Saints Park. They have been there every week, rain or shine since 9th Feb 2011. All the money raised from this night will be going to them and to help the ones that need it most.
Lets give it up for the artists that will be helping raise that love. The mighty ASK MY BULL. Coming to the end of an epic festival tour they will be swapping the fields for the basement of Night People. Their first Manchester gig of the year. This is one definitely not to be missed. Next up LUCY MAE and her full band. Last seen gracing the stage of the legendary Matt & Phreds. Luc & Lucy… absolute power couple, two of the hardest working musicians about and close friends of Love Raiser. It will be an absolute pleasure to have them on. Finally TOMS KAUGERS. Mr Manchester Music Podcast, co-organiser of the last Love Raiser and a voice to make the angels take notice. He opened up the show last time and silenced the room. Some people were brought to tears with his special performance. This time he will be performing with a full band.
And of course there will be the classic Love Raiser raffle ran by none other than Jack Slater.
All this will cost you only…. 5 english pounds!!!! or more!!! or less!!! In fact, if you’re skint, don’t miss out. Pay whatever you can afford.
Feel free to invite and share to as many people as you want. Let’s raise the love as high as possible!!!!!!
—THE LINE UP—
ASK MY BULL
Ask My Bull is on an exciting trajectory. Since their sold out sweat-box of an EP Launch, in collaboration with M20 Collective, they have dominated stages at Kendal Calling (for Riot Jazz), Equinox Festival, Alchemy Festival and Hootananny, Brixton (supporting Jeremiah Ferrari). They have traveled to Wales, the Lakes and Europe. Bolstered by their infamous ‘street raves’ and loyal Manchester fan-base, their live presence has most recently been felt playing for The Correspondent’s album launch for Fiesta Bombarda.
Ask My Bull is an exciting collaborator. The stand out success of the last year is the soundtrack they provided for vimeo’s viral video ‘Cat City’, which gained over 140,000 views in just 7 months. Their collaboration with a Greek graffiti artist gained them a Detroit-based industry award but they are excited for 2018’s coming collaboration in which they will provide the full live score for new theatre piece ‘Oct.O.Pus’ which examines the accountability of large corporations.
Ask My Bull will continue to excite. As well as looking to hone their live performance anywhere and everywhere, they are currently writing their first full length album. This will showcase new influences and be the first release with the current line-up. Intensive writing sessions and a careful search for right producer for the project are next on this band’s action-packed schedule.
If you listen to the unique vocals of Lucy Mae once, you’ll know it’s her for a lifetime. Deep & husky tones, with little hints of Soul reminiscent to the great singers of way back when.
Lucy was raised in Manchester to an English mother & Spanish father, music from all around the world was embedded into her mind from an early age and as she grew, that mind did too. Now, ask the songstress where she draws her influence from today and you’ll be given an array of history, including – 90’s RnB, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, The Cinematic Orchestra, Buena Vista Social Club and Hendrix. There is no set Genre here, just a delicious cocktail of one woman’s musical journey. That niche genre has catapulted Lucy into Manchester’s music scene, specifically the Jazz scene (not just in Manchester in fact, but the UK as a whole). 2017 saw her debut at her Cities most famous music event – Manchester Jazz Festival, with rave reviews. Following this she has recently supported YolanDa Brown and performed sell out shows across the country.
In 2012 Lucy met French multi instrumentalist Luc Phan and they have been writing partners & musical soulmates ever since, Phan also produces Mae and will be producing her debut album this year.
Their “crew” has grown, and Lucy takes her relationship with the band very seriously, they are her most important ingredient for her music and she is very aware of this. With Joe Wood on Drums, Ollie West on Keys, Tom Chapman on Bass, and Luc Phan on Guitar & Saxophone (plus frequent guest appearances from fellow Jazz musicians around the city), Miss Mae is creating something special, an experience for her audiences to witness true musicianship, collaboration, friendship and love in that moment, Lucy says, “We are a group of musicians, one band. It’s not one singer accompanied by her band, that’s not how we do things. Without them I’d be stood in a room singing A Capella, we are creating a sound with a difference together, I love them and it’s an honour to stand alongside them”.
2018 will see the debut album release of Lucy Mae as she speaks about loved ones, women’s rights and the good, bad & ugly of life itself in a very candid way.
Toms Kaugers is a culmination of dreamy and heartfelt sounds, experimenting with different levels of intimacy. Based in Manchester since 2009, Toms Kaugers acoustic singer/songwriter touch acts as a refuge for those who need a break from the busy world whizzing by. Inspired to create music wherever he is, Time, and Silence before the Storm share a common denominator within us all: that feeling of being seemingly adrift in the sea of our own realities, losing yourself, hitting rock bottom and finding your feet once again. His music attempts to shine a little light into a dark room, with a desire to spread hope, love, and peace throughout.
STREET MEET MANCHESTER
Started 9th Feb 2011
Feeding the hungry – no questions or agenda.
Started from Saffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. With the help of friends & some of our suppliers we manage prepare freshly cooked curry, rice & naan bread along with tea & biscuits.
More recently we have been helped by students from both Manc Uni’s.
We manage to feed and just as importantly chat to, 40-90 people every Wednesday Evening from 7pm, on Oxford Road at the corner of All Saints Park.
Volunteers are always welcome.