Shangri La!
Bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester.

About us

Welcome to Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.  Shangri La! is not for profit, we pay all our acts, and serves up a monthly smorgasboard of music, short theatre, spoken word, poetry, film, dance, standup, Europe’s most rubbish raffle AND a dirty disco at the end. It takes place (mostly) the third Friday of every month, from about 8pm at the Carlton Club near Heaton Park Metrolink station and is still only a fiver in.  VALUE.

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WHAT’S ON AT THIS MONTH’S SHANGRI LA!

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Ben Williams

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Singer-songwriter Ben Williams moulds the classic song-writing sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson. His second album ‘Put It On Ice’ was released in February 2017, featuring a selection of the finest musicians in Manchester. Often quirky, sometimes funny, and occasionally more reflective, Ben's songs have received wide airplay from Radio 2 DJs Janice Long and Dermot O Leary.

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Randolph Swain and the Red Lights

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Earth-based songwriter Randolph Swain and his friends the "Red Lights" write songs about their adventures in Space. In their first album, Randolph discovered the NEW PLANET whilst (allegedly) spying on Mrs Jones from No. 34. They are currently documenting their journey to the Planet ERIS in wonderful music. Each song tells a part of their amazing story............

Tom Robinson of BBC RADIO 6 likes them. Find out why here

Mark Mace Smith

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Revolutionary poet and artist Mark Mace Smith was Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam Winner 2008 and BBC MediaCity Poet in Residence 2011 - 2015. Soon to be inaugurated into the British Library Sound Archive as a 'leading Black British Poet', his powerful stage presence delivers expertly crafted, carefully considered and fine-tuned performances.

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Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 21 April 2017
May 13, 2017

Katie O’Malley Katie O’Malley is a Rochdale girl who’s raw emotion to her voice fills a venue, her influences clearly shine through and include the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She began gigging at 17 and became a regular favourite on the Manchester music scene-. After releasing her single “Beg” she has supported […]

Friday 17 March 2017
April 9, 2017

Mano McLaughlin and the all night boys Described by Elbow’s Guy Garvey as “one of Britain’s best songwriters”, Mano McLaughlin returns to Shangri La! to present Charlie’s 13th dream in A#, his forthcoming new album. Mano’s songs are sometimes sad, sometimes dryly funny but always authentic, marrying the English pop sensibility of Ray Davies with […]

Friday 17 February 2017
March 10, 2017

  The Retrosettes The Retrosettes inject contemporary music with a retro flavour and revive the past within a modern soundscape. Their music combines modernity and vintage in a cool, elegant mix of sounds from 1960s Pop, Northern Soul and Disco. Their music seamlessly echoes The Beatles era which blends into the present. Cult film director […]

Friday 20 January 2017
February 9, 2017

tAngerinecAt Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul use field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy and whistles to finely craft sexy and dangerous EBM/IDM/NOISE with personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and have performed hundreds of shows all over the UK and Eastern […]

Friday 16 December 2016
January 11, 2017

Northern Logic Northern Logic are a four-piece band from Lancashire. They use a combination of live instrumentation and electronic equipment (including pre-recorded synthesized sounds and loops) to create a unique blend of alternative electronica. Northern Logic are currently in the process of recording their first album at Alien Sounds, West Lancashire. You can follow Northern […]

Friday 25 November 2016
December 11, 2016

Matt Tiller TV producer, writer and musical comic, Matt can be found singing ditties, one-liners and occasionally even duets with unsuspecting audience members. He has developed and produced comedy for several UK broadcasters (including BBC One, BBC TWO, E4 and Channel 4). He invites you to listen to his work on Spotify and boost his income by […]

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The Carlton Club, 279 Bury Old Road, Prestwich M25 1JA.

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com