EXR - Manchester Musicians' collective - live music in south Manchester - rock, blues, jazz, funk, indie, Irish, soul, ska and more.   Bands and acoustic acts.  DJs and comedy acts.
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Carlton Club

Carlton Club bowling green Carlton Club front

From July 2007, the Carlton Club in Whalley Range will be home to regular live music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Carlton Club, 113 Carlton Road (near Wood Road/College Road), Whalley Range M16 8BE view map (new window).

Tuesdays: Freedom Principle

Freedom Principle

Anything you can nod your head, stroke your beard, stamp your feet or swing your hips to.

Jazzy grooves, funky beats, world rhythms and outer-worldly sounds.

Nu-jazz, old-jazz, dancefloor jazz, acid jazz, swing jazz, funky jazz, soulful jazz and free jazz.

Music for the mind, body and soul.

Bands, singers, solo acts, DJs, dancers, Jams, workshops, classes and singsongs...

One Tuesday each month is jazz jam, hosted by the people from Defunkles.

Destiny Bites

Destiny Bites

Bands and acoustic acts, street theatre and more. Hosted by Tom Kerswill.

Every Thursday 9pm to late, £3 entry. Starts again on 15 January.

Past nights include:

  • Thu 18 October - The Tracks, and Aurora Project
  • Thu 25 October - Never 2 Much, funk/soul/reggae
  • Thu 1 November - Dirty North, Bleeding Hands
  • Thu 8 November - Simple Complications, Chris Young
  • Thu 15 November - Titus Stack, Chrome Yellow
  • Thu 22 November - She Blooms
Saturday Lust to Dust

Lust to Dust

The weekend live music night, featuring an eclectic selection of experienced acts. Four booked each month.

  • Sat 25 August - Avant Gardener, John Lillis, International One, Frankie Teardrop
  • Sat 29 September - Carla Tully, Dan Melrose, Tramps & Horses, Peterloo Massacre, Ignition
  • Sat 27 October - Becca Williams, Seonsorites, Denis Jones, Starcrossed Lovers, GeekGirl

See www.myspace.com/lust2dustii for more.


Photography by Andy Darbyshire, www.myspace.com/acousticattitude. See photos from Thursdays in the slideshow below. Requires Flash player.

From a Saturday night:

Crowd when band EXR band Never 2 Much played

More coming soon!

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