Badly Drawn Boy to headline Mad Manc Cabaret in February

Badly Drawn Boy to headline next Mad Manc Cabaret

After two hugely successful Mad Manc Cabarets at Manchester's Band on the Wall, this unique night of music, comedy and poetry has quickly established itself as an essential date on the Mancunian entertainment calendar.  On Friday 20th February, the third Mad Manc Cabaret will be moving to The Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford Road.


This former picture house, with its Art Deco interior, will be transformed into the traditional cabaret style with circular seated tables and subtle lighting (with additional raised theatre-style seating at the back).


Curated and hosted by Terry Christian ~ and his alias, 'Monsignor Malachi Mary O’Rourke' ~ Mad Manc Cabaret is a night of top class entertainment with a sprinkling of culture. All artists performing have been invited by Terry himself in an all-killer-no-filler line-up:


Badly Drawn Boy: The idiosyncratic genius ~ aka Damon Gough ~ is described in Q Magazine as one of 50 artists to see before you die .


Aziz Ibrahim: Former Stone Roses guitarist and Ian Brown songwriter who has also written and performed with Paul Weller, Roxy Music and even virtuoso rock supergroup, Asia. Aziz is right up there with the greatest guitarists to ever come out of the UK.


Rachel MacFarlane: A multi-million selling recording artist, Rachel first hit the charts as lead vocalist in Manchester's huge floor filling dance outfit, Loveland and then fronted LMC who reached No 1 with their anthemic rave sensation - Take me To The Clouds Above.


Kerry Leigh: Host of the Laughing Cow Comedy nights, Kerry is warm, funny, witty, uplifting and a bit naughty ~ just how Mad Manc Cabaret likes it ;-)


Marvin Cheeseman: Comedic genius and poet. We're still laughing at his cheeky Gary Lineker and Jamie Oliver poems (ouch) from the last Mad Manc Cabaret ;-)


Jun Tzu: Righteous but not self righteous. This Belfast Hip Hop sensation's father was in the UVF and sentenced to 48 years in prison and this subject informs a lot of the material on his critically acclaimed album 'The Troubles'. Live he will shake your world!


The Korsairs: From the wilds of North Manchester, think Jake Bugg meets The Magic Numbers! A quartet made up of brothers aged 18 and 15 and sisters aged 18 and 15.


The Marivaux: Young lads from Manchester who've recently had their first national radio plays on Radio 1 and 6 music with their current single 'All In Good Time'


Tickets are £15 in advance or £20 on the door. Table seating with drinks service is also available ~ please contact The Dancehouse for these. Doors open 7.45pm. The show starts at 8.30pm