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 22 FEBRUARY 2019, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Granfalloon

Granfalloon

We're delighted to bring you the talented Granfalloon this month, a duo of musicians from the UK and Germany based in Manchester and Barcelona. They make 'folktronica' - a mixture of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica, "perfect for sunny days outside as well as for downtime moments of quiet contemplation." Darlings of BBC Introducing Manchester, they were also Richer Unsigned's Artist of the Week. Definitely ones to watch in 2019!

http://www.granfalloonmusic.com/

Moff Skellington

MoffSkellington

Moff's chosen musical form is that of Edoddi, a species of folk music which celebrates the very individual and often skewed perceptions of the world engendered by modern life. Edoddi provides a refreshing alternative to the prescriptions and formulas of mainstream and "alternative" folk music. Edoddi philosophy: nothing is arbitrary. Make it up as you go along, it's bound to be authentic!

Tom Blackwell

TomBlackwell

We love Tom at the La! A prolific writer with a visceral and dynamic performance style, he emerged from the folk clubs of South Manchester where he discovered the country, blues and gospel music that would become the foundations of his work. Since then, he's garnered something of a cult following in Manchester and North Wales, an album of the year accolade with Country Music People and a big up from the great Bob Harris ("Wonderful, heartfelt music").

https://www.blackwellsongs.com/

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 25 January 2019
February 3, 2019

Mrs No Overall Post-menopausal Real Princess of Yorkshire. Bend me over backwards on the hostess trolley and look at the muck in here! Mrs No Overall – the Queen of Domestic Hygiene, Grime Watch consultant, spot stain specialist is tooled up to the hairnet to get right round round your U bend as she brings […]

Friday, 21 December 2019
January 8, 2019

Pat Lyons Pat Lyons is a singer / songwriter from Prestwich, Manchester. Taking inspiration from the musical heritage of his native city, and drawing upon a range of musical styles that include indie, blues, and folk music, Pat has crafted his own melodic blend of acoustic guitar pop. Major influences inclde Dylan, The National, Oasis, […]

Friday 23 November 2018
December 10, 2018

We welcome back the uber talented Mano McLaughlin playing tracks from his second sold album Then Lightning. His songs are timeless and weave bitter-sweet pop and folk melodies with lush harmonies. Using intimate home recordings as a foundation, Mano is joined by drummer and producer Tim Thomas and bass player Gary Hadfield to add lush […]

Friday 26 October 2018
November 1, 2018

Kirk McElhinney Passionate Manchester singer-songwriter Kirk McElhinney is no stranger to Sha La! ‘Exciting and engaging…full of surprises’ says the Daily Express. Kirk is a master of the acoustic guitar. His soulful voice and insightful lyrics mixed with a rich and vibrant mosaic of picking give him a sound that is both unique and enticing. […]

Friday 28 September 2018
October 15, 2018

Bo Weavil   5-piece traditional folk and blues act from Lancashire, Bo Weavil showcase old time and country blues from the 1920s and 30s, creating good times from happy hoedown to folk festivals.  Described by Band on the Wall as ‘a positive string orchestra with melodica and harmonica thrown in for good measure’, they are […]

Friday 22 June 2018
September 10, 2018

Pico Ah Pico. What can we say about Pico? He’s filthy, he’s funny, he’s almost family to shangorillas…  back due to perennial popular demand, he’s a car sponge, a cheeky monkey, an irreverent Francophile – and all through the inventive power of puppetry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP35bHtT-vA   The Retrosettes Duo Paul and Helen BytheWay from the Retrosettes […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com