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Bop Local returns to Heaton Park Sports and Social Bar on Easter Saturday ~ April 19th.

After making her DJ debut at our Bop Local 3rd Birthday Party in Chorlton last June, DJ Fiz (aka the lovely Jennie McAlpine) will be leaving the streets of Weatherfield to head to Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar for the evening, armed with a selection of tunes for us all.

Warm up tunes for this Prestwich Bop Local will be courtesy of Sam & Jess from J’Adore Vintage clothing.

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets for this next Prestwich Bop Local are available at Pinto’s Cafe, Prestwich (next to M&S) or directly via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292373/bop-local-heaton-park-sports-and-social-bar-2014-04-19-20-30-00

Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar: 315 Bury Old Rd M25 1JA

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On Thursday 24th April Bop Local Productions and Chorlton Irish Club are very pleased to be putting on The Wave Pictures at Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums). They’ve done simply LOADS of BBC 6 Music sessions for Marc Riley over recent years and their live shows are just stunning!

Dave, Franic and Jonny have been touring with Stanley Brinks as his backing band. Along with Freschard, they performed a fabulous, memorable gig at Chorlton Irish Club for us a few weeks ago, so we CAN’T WAIT to see them next month.

The Wave Pictures are closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.

Tickets available for £8 via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291301/the-wave-pictures-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-24-19-30-00

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The April Bop Local in Chorlton (Sat 26th) sees the return of Mike Joyce as Phil Beckett's guest DJ. Mike regularly sits in for Marc Riley and others on BBC 6 Music ~ and of course is known to us all as The Smiths ace drummer.

Warm up tunes for the evening will be courtesy of Sarah Haughey.

Doors open at Chorlton Irish Club at 8.30pm & close at 1am.

Tickets are on sale online now: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13293363/bop-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-26-20-30-00

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On Saturday 17 May, we return to The Klondyke Club, Levenshulme for our bimonthly Bop Local. Phil’s guest DJs are All FM's Mog, plus early doors playlist from local resident and big music fan, Brigid Callaghan. Tickets are on sale at Pod Deli, Levenshulme, or just click online here to order them: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13293037/bop-local-levenshulme-klondyke-bowls-club-2014-05-17-20-30-00 

The excellent Levenshulme Market now takes place every Saturday 10-4pm, so if you’re dropping by for a visit, why not nip into Pod Deli for a cuppa & pick up tickets there for Bop Local :-) http://www.levymarket.com/

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On Monday 7th April broadcaster/musician Clint Boon will be hosting a very special evening at Twenty Twenty Two, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Clint will be talking to Liz Kershaw about her autobiography The Bird And The Beeb, published by Trinity Mirror on March 12th. Liz will be talking about her life at the BBC and playing some of her favourite tunes throughout the evening.

Liz Kershaw’s love of music has taken her from Rochdale to Radio 1 and beyond. Through crises over competitions; sex scandals; campaigning to save BBC 6 Music;and fighting the case for women on BBC Radio, Liz has always tried to make her voice heard on both sides of the microphone. Liz currently presents a radio show every Saturday 1-3pm on BBC 6 Music.

The Bird And The Beeb is an honest, warm and entertaining account of Liz’ life at the BBC and the real stories behind the headlines.

This special book launch will be an opportunity to hear the stories in Liz’ own words. After Clint and Liz have finished talking and she has played her final tune, there will be a Q&A followed by a book signing for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of the Bird and The Beeb.

Doors open at Twenty Twenty Two at 6.30pm. The music and conversation will kick off at 8pm and will end at 10.30pm, followed by music till late.

Tickets for this event are £5 from Twenty Twenty Two or online via this link on the Bop Local Productions’ website: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292820/liz-kershaw-book-launch-manchester-2022nq-2014-04-07-18-30-00

Twenty Twenty Two: 20 Dale Street Mcr M1 1EZ 0161 237 9360

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Bop Local returns to Heaton Park Sports and Social Bar on Easter Saturday ie. April 19th.

After making her DJ debut at our Bop Local 3rd Birthday Party in Chorlton last June, DJ Fiz (aka the lovely Jennie McAlpine) will be leaving the streets of Weatherfield to head to Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar for the evening, armed with a selection of tunes for us all

Warm up tunes for this Prestwich Bop Local will be courtesy of Sam & Jess from J’Adore Vintage clothing.

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets for this next Prestwich Bop Local are available at Pinto’s Cafe, Prestwich (next to M&S) or directly via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292373/bop-local-heaton-park-sports-and-social-bar-2014-04-19-20-30-00

Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar: 315 Bury Old Rd M25 1JA

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On Thursday 24th April Bop Local Productions and Chorlton Irish Club are very pleased to be putting on The Wave Pictures at Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums). They’ve done simply LOADS of BBC 6 Music sessions for Marc Riley over recent years and their live shows are just stunning!

Dave, Franic and Jonny have been touring with Stanley Brinks as his backing band. Along with Freschard, they performed a fabulous, memorable gig at Chorlton Irish Club for us a few weeks ago, so we CAN’T WAIT to see them next month.

The Wave Pictures are closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.

Tickets available for £8 via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291301/the-wave-pictures-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-24-19-30-00

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The April Bop Local in Chorlton (Sat 24th) sees the return of Mike Joyce as Phil Beckett's guest DJ, with warm up tunes, courtesy of Sarah Haughey. Tickets are on sale online now: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13293363/bop-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-26-20-30-00

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On Saturday 17 May, we return to The Klondyke Club, Levenshulme for our bimonthly Bop Local. Phil’s guest DJs are All FM's Mog, plus early doors playlist from local resident and big music fan, Brigid Callaghan. Tickets are on sale at Pod Deli, Levenshulme, or just click online here to order them: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13293037/bop-local-levenshulme-klondyke-bowls-club-2014-05-17-20-30-00 

The excellent Levenshulme Market now takes place every Saturday 10-4pm, so if you’re dropping by for a visit, why not nip into Pod Deli for a cuppa & pick up tickets there for Bop Local :-) http://www.levymarket.com/

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For April’s Laugh Local, Justin Moorhouse's guest comedians will be Mike Newall, Allyson Smith and Gary Delaney ~ which is this Friday 4th April at Chorlton Irish Club.

Softly spoken Mike Newall is so laid back he’s almost horizontal yet has a knack of managing to get his audience rolling round with laughter with his wonderfully dry delivery.  In 2004 he set up the Coachload of Comedy night at The Coach and Four Pub in Wilmslow, where he is the resident compere.

Allyson Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene since 2000, when she put down her chalk and picked up a mic. With credits including her own hour long Comedy special on Canadian television, she now has her third showing this July in the prestigious Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
 
Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is a regular guest on Mock The Week and numerous other TV and radio shows. He has written for many shows too, including the aforementioned Mock The Week, plus 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, and R4’s The News Quiz and has received two Sonys for his work for Kerrang! Radio.

Don’t forget that Laugh Local takes places the first Friday of every month throughout 2014. Chorlton Irish Club was rammed for the last one so don’t be leaving it too late to pick up tickets!

Tickets are available online here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292659/bop-local-presents-laugh-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-04-18-30-00

or give Chris a call at the Irish Club: 0161 881 2898

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This coming Saturday 5th April, one of the UK’s best loved singer/songwriters, Martin Stephenson returns to St Clement’s Church, Chorlton for another special solo performance. It will be a rare opportunity to catch him in an intimate venue, supported by the fabulous Seventh House.

Martin performed at the Church last Spring and it was such a magical evening that we simply had to ask him back again!

Martin Stephenson’s career in music stretches from when he formed The Daintees in County Durham back in 1980. One of the first bands to sign with indie label Kitchenware Records ~ whose label mates included Prefab Sprout and The Kane Gang ~ Martin Stephenson and The Daintees developed a reputation as a fantastic live act and nurtured a fiercely loyal fan base which remains today.

Martin Stephenson and The Daintees released a string of albums, following their acclaimed debut, Boat to Bolivia, until disbanding in 1992. Martin then embarked on a solo career and moved to the Scottish Highlands. He released a number of albums until in 2008, when the Daintees reconvened to record Western Eagle and ~ more recently ~ California Star in 2012.

Tickets for this special gig are £10 in advance via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291303/martin-stephenson-manchester-st-clements-church-2014-04-05-19-00-00
or at Piccadilly Records, Oldham St, Manchester (£12 on the door).

Doors/bar opens: 7pm

St Clement’s Church: 6 Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9JF

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On Monday 7th April broadcaster/musician Clint Boon will be hosting a very special evening at Twenty Twenty Two, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Clint will be talking to Liz Kershaw about her autobiography The Bird And The Beeb, published by Trinity Mirror on March 12th. Liz will be talking about her life at the BBC and playing some of her favourite tunes throughout the evening.

Liz Kershaw’s love of music has taken her from Rochdale to Radio 1 and beyond. Through crises over competitions; sex scandals; campaigning to save BBC 6 Music;and fighting the case for women on BBC Radio, Liz has always tried to make her voice heard on both sides of the microphone. Liz currently presents a radio show every Saturday 1-3pm on BBC 6 Music.

The Bird And The Beeb is an honest, warm and entertaining account of Liz’ life at the BBC and the real stories behind the headlines.

This special book launch will be an opportunity to hear the stories in Liz’ own words. After Clint and Liz have finished talking and she has played her final tune, there will be a Q&A followed by a book signing for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of the Bird and The Beeb.

Doors open at Twenty Twenty Two at 6.30pm. The music and conversation will kick off at 8pm and will end at 10.30pm, followed by music till late.

Tickets for this event are £5 from Twenty Twenty Two or online via this link on the Bop Local Productions’ website: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292820/liz-kershaw-book-launch-manchester-2022nq-2014-04-07-18-30-00

Twenty Twenty Two: 20 Dale Street Mcr M1 1EZ 0161 237 9360

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Bop Local returns to Heaton Park Sports and Social Bar on Easter Saturday ie. April 19th. After making her DJ debut at our Bop Local 3rd Birthday Party in Chorlton last June, Jennie McAlpine will be bringing her selection of tunes to Prestwich, as Phil Beckett’s guest DJ.  Jennie is probably familiar to most people as Coronation Street's lovely Fiz.

Warm up tunes for this Prestwich Bop Local will be courtesy of Sam & Jess from J’Adore Vintage clothing.

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets for this next Prestwich Bop Local are available at Pinto’s Cafe, Prestwich (next to M&S) or directly via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292373/bop-local-heaton-park-sports-and-social-bar-2014-04-19-20-30-00

Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar: 315 Bury Old Rd M25 1JA

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On Thursday 24th April Bop Local Productions and Chorlton Irish Club are very pleased to be putting on The Wave Pictures at Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums). They’ve done simply LOADS of BBC 6 Music sessions for Marc Riley over recent years and their live shows are just stunning!

Dave, Franic and Jonny have been touring with Stanley Brinks as his backing band. Along with Freschard, they performed a fabulous, memorable gig at Chorlton Irish Club for us a few weeks ago, so we CAN’T WAIT to see them next month.

The Wave Pictures are closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.

Tickets available for £8 via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291301/the-wave-pictures-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-24-19-30-00

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The April Bop Local in Chorlton (Sat 24th) sees the return of Mike Joyce as Phil Beckett's guest DJ, with warm up tunes, courtesy of Sarah Haughey. Tickets will go on sale for this online Monday 31st March.

Bop Local Productions’ ~ March/April Events

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For our March Bop Local, MC Tunes ~ aka Nicky Lockett ~ will be making his guest DJ debut for Bop Local at Chorlton Irish Club.

Phil Beckett's warm up DJs will be Chorlton's Eddy & Patsy (aka 'absolutely fabulous' party girls, Mary & Diane)!

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets are available here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292003/bop-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-03-29-20-30-00 

or from Chris at Chorlton Irish Club: 0161 881 2898 or Steph at On The Corner, Beech Road, Chorlton.

February’s Chorlton Bop Local with Graeme Park was crazy busy & sold out online! We always keep some tickets back on the night but do get there early ~ we had to turn people away last time when it got late :-(

Chorlton Irish Club: 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ

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For April’s Laugh Local, Justin Moorhouse's guest comedians will be Mike Newall, Allyson Smith and Gary Delaney.

Softly spoken Mike Newall is so laid back he’s almost horizontal yet has a knack of managing to get his audience rolling round with laughter with his wonderfully dry delivery.  In 2004 he set up the Coachload of Comedy night at The Coach and Four Pub in Wilmslow, where he is the resident compere.

Allyson Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene since 2000, when she put down her chalk and picked up a mic. With credits including her own hour long Comedy special on Canadian television, she now has her third showing this July in the prestigious Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
 
Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is a regular guest on Mock The Week and numerous other TV and radio shows. He has written for many shows too, including the aforementioned Mock The Week, plus 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, and R4’s The News Quiz and has received two Sonys for his work for Kerrang! Radio.

Don’t forget that Laugh Local takes places the first Friday of every month throughout 2014. Chorlton Irish Club was rammed for the last one so don’t be leaving it too late to pick up tickets!

Tickets are available online here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292659/bop-local-presents-laugh-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-04-18-30-00

or give Chris a call at the Irish Club: 0161 881 2898

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On Saturday 5th April, one of the UK’s best loved singer/songwriters, Martin Stephenson returns to St Clement’s Church, Chorlton for another special solo performance. It will be a rare opportunity to catch him in an intimate venue, supported by the fabulous Seventh House.

Martin performed at the Church last Spring and it was such a magical evening that we simply had to ask him back again!

Martin Stephenson’s career in music stretches from when he formed The Daintees in County Durham back in 1980. One of the first bands to sign with indie label Kitchenware Records ~ whose label mates included Prefab Sprout and The Kane Gang ~ Martin Stephenson and The Daintees developed a reputation as a fantastic live act and nurtured a fiercely loyal fan base which remains today.

Martin Stephenson and The Daintees released a string of albums, following their acclaimed debut, Boat to Bolivia, until disbanding in 1992. Martin then embarked on a solo career and moved to the Scottish Highlands. He released a number of albums until in 2008, when the Daintees reconvened to record Western Eagle and ~ more recently ~ California Star in 2012.

Tickets for this special gig are £10 in advance via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291303/martin-stephenson-manchester-st-clements-church-2014-04-05-19-00-00
or at Piccadilly Records, Oldham St, Manchester (£12 on the door).

Doors/bar opens: 7pm

St Clement’s Church: 6 Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9JF

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On Monday 7th April broadcaster/musician Clint Boon will be hosting a very special evening at Twenty Twenty Two, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Clint will be talking to Liz Kershaw about her autobiography The Bird And The Beeb, published by Trinity Mirror on March 12th. Liz will be talking about her life at the BBC and playing some of her favourite tunes throughout the evening.

Liz Kershaw’s love of music has taken her from Rochdale to Radio 1 and beyond. Through crises over competitions; sex scandals; campaigning to save BBC 6 Music;and fighting the case for women on BBC Radio, Liz has always tried to make her voice heard on both sides of the microphone. Liz currently presents a radio show every Saturday 1-3pm on BBC 6 Music.

The Bird And The Beeb is an honest, warm and entertaining account of Liz’ life at the BBC and the real stories behind the headlines.

This special book launch will be an opportunity to hear the stories in Liz’ own words. After Clint and Liz have finished talking and she has played her final tune, there will be a Q&A followed by a book signing for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of the Bird and The Beeb.

Doors open at Twenty Twenty Two at 6.30pm. The music and conversation will kick off at 8pm and will end at 10.30pm, followed by music till late.

Tickets for this event are £5 from Twenty Twenty Two or online via this link on the Bop Local Productions’ website: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292820/liz-kershaw-book-launch-manchester-2022nq-2014-04-07-18-30-00

Twenty Twenty Two: 20 Dale Street Mcr M1 1EZ 0161 237 9360

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Bop Local returns to Heaton Park Sports and Social Bar on Easter Saturday ie. April 19th. After making her DJ debut at our Bop Local 3rd Birthday Party in Chorlton last June, Jennie McAlpine will be bringing her selection of tunes to Prestwich, as Phil Beckett’s guest DJ.  Jennie is probably familiar to most people as Coronation Street's lovely Fiz.

Warm up tunes for this Prestwich Bop Local will be courtesy of Sam & Jess from J’Adore Vintage clothing.

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets for this next Prestwich Bop Local are available at Pinto’s Cafe, Prestwich (next to M&S) or directly via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292373/bop-local-heaton-park-sports-and-social-bar-2014-04-19-20-30-00

Heaton Park Sports & Social Bar: 315 Bury Old Rd M25 1JA

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On Thursday 24th April Bop Local Productions and Chorlton Irish Club are very pleased to be putting on The Wave Pictures at Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums). They’ve done simply LOADS of BBC 6 Music sessions for Marc Riley over recent years and their live shows are just stunning!

Dave, Franic and Jonny have been touring with Stanley Brinks as his backing band. Along with Freschard, they performed a fabulous, memorable gig at Chorlton Irish Club for us last week. So we CAN’T WAIT to see them next month.

The Wave Pictures are closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.

Tickets available for £8 via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291301/the-wave-pictures-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-24-19-30-00

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Bop Local Productions Events for March & April…Bop Locals in Levenshulme, Chorlton & Prestwich; Martin Stephenson gig; Laugh Local Chorlton; The Wave Pictures GIg

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This Saturday 15th March we’ll be back at The Klondyke Club, Levenshulme for our bimonthly Bop Local at this fab venue.

Phil Beckett's warm-up DJ will be Nelly Globe supremo Darren Nicoll. Nelly Globe’s new HQ is based down the road from the Klondyke Club at brand spanking new art space/gallery/shop, LCDC run by former Bop Levy guest DJ, Mrs Pod.

Phil’s other guest DJ will be Louderthanwar boss, Mr John Robb. John is one of the busiest men in the music biz so we’re very pleased that he has managed to find time for a DJ slot in between writing; performing with Goldblade; and presenting his radio shows!

Tickets for the Klondyke Club Bop Local are available online if you click here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291077/bop-local-levenshulme-klondyke-bowls-club-2014-03-15-20-30-00 or if you’re in Levenshulme, you can pick up tickets (& a cuppa/beer/snack) at Pod Deli too!

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

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For our March Bop Local, MC Tunes ~ aka Nicky Lockett ~ will be making his guest DJ debut for Bop Local at Chorlton Irish Club.

Phil Beckett's warm up DJs will be Chorlton's Eddy & Patsy (aka 'absolutely fabulous' party girls, Mary & Diane)!

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets are available here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292003/bop-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-03-29-20-30-00 

or from Chris at Chorlton Irish Club: 0161 881 2898 or Steph at On The Corner, Beech Road, Chorlton.

February’s Chorlton Bop Local with Graeme Park was crazy busy & sold out online! We always keep some tickets back on the night but do get there early ~ we had to turn people away last time when it got late :-(

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For April’s Laugh Local, Justin Moorhouse's guest comedians will be Mike Newall, Allyson Smith and Gary Delaney.

Softly spoken Mike Newall is so laid back he’s almost horizontal yet has a knack of managing to get his audience rolling round with laughter with his wonderfully dry delivery.  In 2004 he set up the Coachload of Comedy night at The Coach and Four Pub in Wilmslow, where he is the resident compere.

Allyson Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene since 2000, when she put down her chalk and picked up a mic. With credits including her own hour long Comedy special on Canadian television, she now has her third showing this July in the prestigious Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
 
Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is a regular guest on Mock The Week and numerous other TV and radio shows. He has written for many shows too, including the aforementioned Mock The Week, plus 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, and R4’s The News Quiz and has received two Sonys for his work for Kerrang! Radio.

Don’t forget that Laugh Local takes places the first Friday of every month throughout 2014. Chorlton Irish Club was rammed for the last one so don’t be leaving it too late to pick up tickets!

Tickets are available online here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292659/bop-local-presents-laugh-local-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-04-18-30-00

or give Chris a call at the Irish Club: 0161 881 2898

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On Saturday 5th April, one of the UK’s best loved singer/songwriters, Martin Stephenson returns to St Clement’s Church, Chorlton for another special solo performance. It will be a rare opportunity to catch him in an intimate venue, supported by the fabulous Seventh House.

Martin performed at the Church last Spring and it was such a magical evening that we simply had to ask him back again!

Martin Stephenson’s career in music stretches from when he formed The Daintees in County Durham back in 1980. One of the first bands to sign with indie label Kitchenware Records ~ whose label mates included Prefab Sprout and The Kane Gang ~ Martin Stephenson and The Daintees developed a reputation as a fantastic live act and nurtured a fiercely loyal fan base which remains today.

Martin Stephenson and The Daintees released a string of albums, following their acclaimed debut, Boat to Bolivia, until disbanding in 1992. Martin then embarked on a solo career and moved to the Scottish Highlands. He released a number of albums until in 2008, when the Daintees reconvened to record Western Eagle and ~ more recently ~ California Star in 2012.

Tickets for this special gig are £10 in advance via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291303/martin-stephenson-manchester-st-clements-church-2014-04-05-19-00-00
or at Piccadilly Records, Manchester (£12 on the door).

Doors/bar opens: 7pm

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On Monday 7th April broadcaster/musician Clint Boon will be hosting a very special evening at Twenty Twenty Two, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Clint will be talking to Liz Kershaw about her autobiography The Bird And The Beeb, published by Trinity Mirror on March 12th. Liz will be talking about her life at the BBC and playing some of her favourite tunes throughout the evening.

Liz Kershaw’s love of music has taken her from Rochdale to Radio 1 and beyond. Through crises over competitions; sex scandals; campaigning to save BBC 6 Music;and fighting the case for women on BBC Radio, Liz has always tried to make her voice heard on both sides of the microphone. Liz currently presents a radio show every Saturday 1-3pm on BBC 6 Music.

The Bird And The Beeb is an honest, warm and entertaining account of Liz’ life at the BBC and the real stories behind the headlines.

This special book launch will be an opportunity to hear the stories in Liz’ own words. After Clint and Liz have finished talking and she has played her final tune, there will be a Q&A followed by a book signing for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of the Bird and The Beeb.

Doors open at Twenty Twenty Two at 6.30pm. The music and conversation will kick off at 8pm and will end at 10.30pm, followed by music till late.

Tickets for this event will be £5 from Twenty Twenty Two or online via this link on the Bop Local Productions’ website: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292820/liz-kershaw-book-launch-manchester-2022nq-2014-04-07-18-30-00

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Bop Local returns to Heaton Park Sports and Social Bar on Easter Saturday ie. April 19th. After making her DJ debut at our Bop Local 3rd Birthday Party in Chorlton last June, Jennie McAlpine will be bringing her selection of tunes to Prestwich, as Phil Beckett’s guest DJ.  Jennie is probably familiar to most people as Coronation Street's lovely Fiz.

Doors 8.30pm-1am.

Tickets for this next Prestwich Bop Local are available at Pinto’s Cafe, Prestwich (next to M&S) or directly via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13292373/bop-local-heaton-park-sports-and-social-bar-2014-04-19-20-30-00

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On Thursday 24th April Bop Local Productions and Chorlton Irish Club are very pleased to be putting on The Wave Pictures at Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums). They’ve done simply LOADS of BBC 6 Music sessions for Marc Riley over recent years and their live shows are just stunning!

Dave, Franic and Jonny have been touring with Stanley Brinks as his backing band. Along with Freschard, they performed a fabulous, memorable gig at Chorlton Irish Club for us last week. So we CAN’T WAIT to see them next month.

The Wave Pictures are closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.

Tickets available for £8 via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13291301/the-wave-pictures-chorlton-irish-club-2014-04-24-19-30-00

*******************************************************************************************The April Bop Local in Chorlton (Sat 24th) sees the return of Mike Joyce as Phil Beckett's guest DJ, with warm up tunes, courtesy of Sarah Haughey. Tickets will go on sale for this after the March Chorlton Bop Local.

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