november, 2016

19nov(nov 19)6:00 pm20(nov 20)1:00 amMusic as MedicineA night of healing sounds, acoustic roots, folk & funk

Event Details

Acoustic Lineup from 6pm:

Ruth Blake
Eddie Chilvers
Second Nature

Followed by DJ Schnoo til 1am

Tickets £8/10/12 available from

This event brings together 4 wonderful live acts, 3 of which have never played a public performance in Manchester before.
Each have their own unique way of raising the vibration, lifting the heart with their music and attempting to untangle the knots of the human condition through their lyrics.

About the other artists:


Archaic funk fables and soul migrations from this hybrid musical ensemble, who’s songs explode with heavyweight grooves, fervent vocals and rich instrumentation. Vocalists Julie Gordon and Damien Mahoney combine and take turns to tell bitter-sweet tales of the self, soul and society.

Soaking up inspiration from afrobeat to post-punk, Indian ragas through to reggae and acid house, Caulbearers’ music is full of dynamic, twisting structures and sonic invention: This is roots music from the rainy city.  Psychedelic soul with poetic, social observation.

Typically a full-power groove machine with 8 members, including horns and strings, this gig sees Caulbearers in a rare, scaled-down acoustic form reworking and improvising their material on the night.

Second Nature

Rob and Anna hold space as musicians and sound healers mostly at ceremonial healing and meditation circles, creating sacred space through a range of instruments.  These include gongs, dijeridoo, crystal bowls, overtone singing, hammered dulcimer, hang drum, thumb pianos and guitar.

Their acoustic music is an authentic blend of guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals and the occasional djembe or udu. The conscious lyrics and sweet melodies uplift the spirit and soothe the soul, bringing the listener into a place of balance and contemplation.

The compositions on Second Nature’s album Holding Space have been inspired by the deep insights into the spiritual essence of life. They are a collection of inspirational and soulful songs about….. love, healing, spirit and consciousness… Second Nature write and perform their own original songs in a unique style of their own. Their music has a meditative and soothing quality which will open your heart…

Eddie Chilvers

Eddie has been playing, improvising and composing music from as early as he can remember, and it flows from him now as easily as his breath. With a spectacularly colourful background that includes jazz, funk, rock, classical piano recitals and even keys accompaniment to the world number one Elvis impersonator, Eddie’s true passion lies with the capacity of music to heal, transcend and transform.

On this visit, the gifted multi-instrumentalist will be sharing his acoustic guitar songs from the albums ‘Change Your Mind’ and ‘Acacia’.  Simple and accessible, yet profound and unforgettable; styles ranging from slow, spacious reflections to rootsy, acousto-funk classics with infectious lyrics and a universal message.

Eddie is also taking the world by storm with his groundbreaking polyrhythmic piano compositions. Check out his Ted Talk, The Future Is Polyrhythmic.


19 (Saturday) 6:00 pm - 20 (Sunday) 1:00 am