Hue & Cry
Brother duo behind massive hit single "Labour of Love"
Next event21/01/2022 20:30
"It’s a combination unlike anything you’ve heard before."
Next event27/01/2022 19:00
"They're Really Good" - Paul Heaton
With an unrivalled, energetic, soulful and, at times, playful show, The Southmartins play the hits and bits of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins and have carved themselves a unique niche in the world of tribute acts.
With a voice as close as you could hope for to Paul Heaton plus a band of lively musicians and a healthy irreverence for the songs and arrangements, often taking the songs off in unexpected directions whilst staying true to the spirit of the original bands their gigs are becoming the thing of legend with mass singalongs and unpredictable occurrences a regular feature.
With a choice selection of bona fide British pop hits such as Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Perfect 10, Good as Gold, You Keep It All In, Song For Whoever and many more their gigs promise to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
The band formed in late 2009 and have been playing across the UK ever since to increasingly large crowds who often follow them across their tours and travel great distances to catch them. From initial forays into pubs and clubs to dedicated music venues, festivals and having the distinction of being the first tribute to be invited to play at Paul Heaton's Salford venue, The Kings Arms, on the eve of Paul and Jacqui Abbott's "comeback" album 'What Have We Become' the band have acquired high praise indeed with Paul himself endorsing them on BBC Radio 2 saying "they're really good".
Next event29/01/2022 19:30
Neil Jarvis (Sprinters) + Stuart G (Sun Curves)
Next event02/02/2022 20:00
Pink Shirts For Pale People + Cavelia
Next event04/02/2022 21:50
Space: Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain
Space embark on the UK 50 date “Music for Pleasure Music for Pain Tour” in July 2021 followed by the album of the same name in late 2021.
Next event05/02/2022 19:30
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Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
Next event19/02/2022 20:00
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This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time GONG
Next event11/03/2022 19:30
China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?
Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20
Next event12/03/2022 20:00
Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes - 25th Anniversary
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Brass Eye, a rare opportunity to see this cult film, which will only ever be screened at these live events.
Next event17/03/2022 20:30
Next event18/03/2022 20:30
Kazabian vs Arctic Monkeyz
Next event19/03/2022 20:15
Jeramiah Ferrari return to The Old Courts! 'A unique force and a live sensation that never disappoints.' (The Mancunion')
Next event25/03/2022 19:30
My Darling Clementine
We are thrilled to welcome My Darling Clementine to The Old Courts as they continue to tour in support of their most recent, hugely, critically-acclaimed release 'Country Darkness - the songs of Elvis Costello’
Next event26/03/2022 20:00
Mr Wilson's Second Liner's
Next event01/04/2022 20:30
Alternative 80's With Bax Rafter
Back by popular demand! Bax Rafter- a four piece band from Manchester playing the best alternative 80's new wave
Next event02/04/2022 20:00
False Heads are coming to the Grand Vault!
Next event07/04/2022 20:30
Petty Criminals - Tom Petty Tribute
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute.
Next event09/04/2022 20:00
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam The Plough Tour
Merseyside hero Ian Prowse is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and frontman of Amsterdam and previously the frontman of indie cult band Pele.
Next event16/04/2022 19:30
The AC/DC Experience
They have rocked the UK – delivering the legendary sound, spirit and attitude of one of the world’s greatest rock bands – and now THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE head to Wigan.
Next event22/04/2022 20:00
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.
Next event30/04/2022 19:30
Court & Spark - Joni Mitchell Songbook
COURT AND SPARK – the Joni Mitchell Songbook will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo.
First set: 20:00 - 21:00
20 min interval
Second set: 21:20 - 22:20
Next event21/05/2022 20:00
"Not like any other love. This one is different, because it's us".
Next event10/06/2022 19:30
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Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
Next event25/06/2022 20:00
Formed in the early 90's, Republica have achieved sales of over 3 Million Albums going Top 5 in UK, US and Europe and achieving Platinum Sales Worldwide.
Next event08/07/2022 20:00
Glory Days - A tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Glory Days have been playing together for more than 20 years.The band is made up of long-time Springsteen fans who lovingly recreate the power and poetry of a Springsteen show, playing not only the crowd pleasing greatest hits, but also some less well known album tracks for the hard core fans.
The full E-Street, seven piece line-up will take you on a blast down Thunder Road playing all the classics on the way. These musicians can rock for over three hours and give you that Bruce experience you thought you just couldn't get anymore. Sets have included just about everything over the years and you will always be treated to a great mix of songs, from Jungleland and Thunder Road to The River and Promised Land, they pick from the best back catalogue around. When The Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need... Jersey style!
Next event16/07/2022 20:30