A night of Live music supporting the release of the new Mano McLaughlin Album 'Then Lightning'.
Mano is one of the most authentic and unique songwriters in the country. Revered and cherished by his peers but without sharing their acclaim, he is the UK’s best-kept musical secret.
His songs are timeless and weave bitter-sweet pop and folk melodies with lush harmonies. His idiosyncratic lyrics tell stories, jokes, and poke sticks into wasps’ nests. Mano’s distinctive voice can deliver punches, one-liners and arrows to the heart, with a wry, distinctly northern warmth.
Previously published by BMG, Mano has been writing and releasing records for almost thirty years with bands Robinson, Babel Tree, Meadow, and latterly as a solo artist. His first solo album, the critically acclaimed ‘Peach Got Bones’ saw Mano tour the UK and Europe, including supports for Steve Mason and Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival. Mano has also been a featured artist on BBC 6 Music.
Due to be released in October 2018, ‘Then Lightning’ is Mano’s second solo album. Using intimate home recordings as a foundation, Mano has been joined by drummer and producer Tim Thomas and bass player Gary Hadfield to add lush harmonies alongside banjo, clarinet, harmonica, omnichord and mellotron. This is an album full of warmth, wit, and humanity, produced with unassuming subtlety and charm.
‘The band’s newest single, ‘Parallel’, has all the makings of a classic indie belter.’ - Liverpool Noise
‘The End Is Coming is a feelgood, arms-in-the-air singalong tune that will be impossible to get out of your head.’ - Fresh on The Net
‘lilting and melodic; with elements verging on anthemic…’ - The Unsigned Guide
‘The four piece create relaxing vibes on “Parallel” through a mix of ambient textures and ringing guitars.’ - Xune Mag
Yarbo brings together lush vocals, tight harmonies and intricate musicianship. Not only will the music take your breath away, but the lyrics will keep you wanting more as singer Daniel Pye's honesty and passion roars through every word. Daniel Pye, Keiran Joyce, Anthony Rathbone and Andrew Finney have been through thick and thin, both as friends and as a band over the past 15 years, but now they are back and ready to take the UK by storm as a new and improved product of hardwork, life experience and pure quality music.
Originally from the heart of North West England, Yarbo have been influenced by all types of music and movements and have had continued support from BBC Introducing Merseyside, Liverpool Sound City and The Unsigned Guide. This band are the next step in guitar music.
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