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Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0BW
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Harriet - The Piano Sessions

Harriet performs intimate versions of her favourite original songs and some specially selected covers accompanied by her incredible pianist.

Harriet is a British-born singer songwriter whose music is deeply inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Carole King and The Carpenters, as well as artists such as Adele and Lana Del Rey. She has recently completed a series of sell-out headline UK tours, as well as opening for Michael Bolton on his recent arena tour, finishing up at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Her self-titled debut album, recorded in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and produced by Steve Anderson (Kylie Minogue/Leona Lewis) was a personal expression of loss and love, drawing inspiration from the warmth of the 1960s and ’70s soundscape. She is currently working on her next studio album in Stockholm, Sweden.

Harriet is passionately supported by BBC Radio 2 in the UK and is frequently championed by hosts including Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady and Gaby Roslin. Her backing from the station led to the first single from her debut album being playlisted and resulted in the release of an EP, which was exclusively recorded for Alan Carr’s BBC Radio 2 Summer Escape show in 2018. Further afield, she has gained immense support from radio stations in America and across Europe, including from the legendary American Billboard editor and Sirius XM presenter, Larry Flick who asserted passionately that Harriet is “an artist that can and will change the world.”

This event has been rescheduled from 18 June 2020 and 5 November 2020.

Thu 20 Jan

£21–£23

Jaz DeLorean solo

Jaz Delorean is a London based British singer, with the band Tankus the Henge and also on his own.

The songs that he sings and plays on the piano are tender observations of our fragile and sometimes twisted existence on this planet, taking inspiration from bar-room piano players of the Old West, the mournful melodies of his Cypriot ancestry and a patchwork of comic and tragic stories from growing up around a travelling funfair.

This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Thu 27 Jan

£16

Jean Genie - The best of David Bowie

Jean Genie was created by John Mainwaring and John Ford in 1993. An original recording artist in his own right, John Mainwaring has been signed by numerous record companies throughout his career – twice with Warner Bros. In the 1980s David Bowie’s world famous producer Tony Visconti produced some of John’s songs when he was signed to WEA.

John has worked with many household names such as with Jarvis Cocker on his ‘Bad Cover Version’ single, singing and starring in the video. More recently John co-wrote and recorded all the music for Beverley Callard’s work-out fitness DVD entitled ‘Lasting Results’; she is better known as Liz McDonald in Coronation Street. As well as performing as David Bowie in Jean Genie, John is currently signed to Bucks Music Publishers. His latest achievements have been writing three songs for Tony Christie’s million selling album ‘The Definitive Collection’, plus numerous theme tunes for BBC radio.

In the late 1990s John was approached by David Bowie’s most famous band of the 1970s, ‘The Spiders from Mars’ and was asked by them if he’d front the band and tour with them. Obviously John’s answer was ‘Yes’ and John remains to this day to be one of only a few tribute artists to tour and perform with an original artist’s band. John also played harmonica and sang backing vocals with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on the Spiders From Mars Cybernauts album.

John owes a lot of his experience of working in theatres and opera houses to Mike Southon, aka Mike Fab Gere. They both met on the Big Breakfast TV show in the early 90s and later teamed up together when Mike asked if John would like to tour in Mike’s very own rock musical Freak Out. More recently John and Mike found themselves performing again on stage in Moscow in Russia.

John has undertaken many press/radio and TV interviews, touring extensively around the world, playing the character of Ziggy Stardust for five years. These days John prides himself on the quality of his singing voice, mannerisms and overall style of David Bowie, many of John’s latest performances have been with Trevor Chance’s famous show of ‘Legends’ in Blackpool.

Sat 22 Jan

£16–£18

Meet Me at The Met

Meet Me at The Met is a social arts group for over 50s.

We are inviting you to join us in our beautiful building to chat about all things arty, find out about what we have on offer, learn some new skills and tell us what you want from us.

Join us twice-monthly on Mondays, starting from 10 January, 11am-12.30pm at The Met for a fun, relaxed and social time with friends old and new.

Meet Me at The Met is supported by Ambition for Ageing’s Aging in Place programme and, as such, we are especially keen on participants from Bury East but everyone is welcome.

Mon 24 Jan
Mon 7 Feb
Mon 21 Feb
Mon 7 Mar
Mon 21 Mar

The Outside Track

One of the best Celtic acts in the world!

Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize, for their album Flash Company. Live Ireland called them, ‘Among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut!’.

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.

Fri 21 Jan

£15–£17

Sam Baker

The singer-songwriter and musician from Texas performs Americana.

Thu 27 Jan

£16–£18

The Met

A centre for live music The Met is noted for its specialist folk music programme. In addition to local, national and international folk artists and bands the programme includes theatre, comedy and a range of music workshops. The venue contains two performance spaces, a restaurant and the Edwin Street Recording Studio. The Met organises and promotes a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.

There is on-street parking in Silver Street and Bolton Street, where there is also a car-park next to the East Lancs Railway. Both the bust station and Bury's Metrolink terminus are a few hundred yards from The Met.

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