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 20 JANUARY 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Chris Tavener

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Satirical singer-songwriter, Chris Tavener is known for his comedic, witty lyrics and a vintage sound. His latest EP received acclaim from Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music: "An interesting lad with an elastic turn of phrase."

He proffers storytelling songs about the ironic comedy in everything from drunken romance, celebrity worship, football hooligans and small town problems. Aged 23, he released his popular EP “i’m sorrdy bi’m drunnk” at Manchester’s Night & Day Café, leading to a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a second nationwide tour.

http://www.christavenermusic.com

tAngerinecAt

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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 Europe. Based in London, they have been a BBC 6 Recommended Artist by Tom Robinson.

http://www.tangerinecat.net/

Leonie Higgins

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Leonie Higgins brings her cello and mesmerising voice back to Shangri La! With irreverent story-telling and live-looped cello and vocals, she offers moving and funny tales relatable to anyone who has ever wondered where they belong.

“Léonie Kate Higgins is a natural solo performer, bringing charm and energy” Edinburgh Fringe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M0mL2NQXkg

Previously @ Shangri La!

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 […]

Friday 21 October 2016
November 6, 2016

Kirsty Almeida One of our favourite singer-songwriters (from Gibraltar!), Kirsty Almeida is back! “One minute she’s a mystical folk faerie cooing gentle madrigals, the next she’s smoking jazzily, the next she’s a foot-on-the-monitor soul belter,” says the Guardian. www.myspace.com/almeidagirl   Kieran King Kieren King is a Salford based spoken word artist. He is best known […]

Friday 23 September 2016
October 12, 2016

Captain of the Lost Waves Witness the melody, muse and weirdness of nautical mysticism with the Captain.  “Let’s be clear about one thing first: The Captain really can sing… he has a voice you might hear on a West End stage.” Richard Stamp, Edinburgh Fringe Festival http://captainofthelostwaves.com/   Kat Kehoe Former burlesque dancer, Kat Kehoe […]

Friday 22 July 2016
September 11, 2016

T.E. Yates & Band An 8 piece band, very large. Born in Manchester and raised in Wigan, T.E. Yates is very much a Lancashire musician and artist. Known as one of Manchester’s more unusual performers, Yates tends to wield his surreal drawings and paintings amongst a myriad of musical instruments. Click here for FB profilery n that.   […]

Friday 20 May 2016
September 11, 2016

Road to Poppyville Formed from a love of music and performing. Blending guitars and voices and occasionally a clarinet!   Tom Blackwell Blackwell revels in an expansive and unabashed summoning of ghosts of Americana past, while lyrical preoccupations of love and loss are delivered with a colloquial wit.. His road-hardened confidence and unmistakable soaring voice pull it together; “Wonderful heartfelt music” […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com