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 17 NOVEMBER 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Jake Spicer

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Jake Spicer is a modern folk tale, told bold, with all the hallmarks of a free troubadour. With a manly growl and talent spanning the singer songwriter genre, his gritty yet sweet vocal performances suffuses into some sublime guitar work, with a depth belying the youthful geezer.

A regular performer playing gigs up and down the country, his soul sits between the strong music connections of Shropshire and Bristol. As well as playing live sessions for BBC Introducing and the Shropshire Folk Show, Jake also gets regular air time on both Shropshire and Bristol BBC radio.

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The Retrosettes

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The Retrosettes combine modernity and vintage in an upbeat, feeelgood mix of sounds from 1960s Pop, Northern Soul and Disco. Cult film director and Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino chose the band for the opening sequence of his film Youth with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Having supported Simply Red on a European tour last year, the 'Fab Five' from Manchester have recently released their debut album “1, 2, Yes, Go!”

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Alexander Wells

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Evoking the feel of the Victorian and Edwardian Belle Epoch, Alexander’s timeless brand of entertainment caters for the most modern and exacting of tastes.

On stage, Alexander delights and enthrals audiences with original presentations of classical magic brought bang up to date with contemporary innovations. From lively vaudevillian banter, to his poignant and visually arresting silent act, Alexander provides audiences of all ages with a glimpse of a magical world rarely seen today.

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Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 20 October 2017
October 30, 2017

Sittin Pretty Sittin’ Pretty are a five piece band from Bolton, combining classic rock, blues and touches of psychedelia.   Whirling dervish lead singer Conor McKenzie-Wilde takes no prisoners.  With a retro sound that’s not too elitist, they deliver a brash, uncompromising set.  “Sittin’ Pretty will grip all your emotions and throw them round like a […]

Friday 21 September 2017
October 15, 2017

Zoe Kyoti Manchester based singer-songwriter Zoe Kyoti is born of Anglo-Austrian- Greek-Armenian heritage. Within her bittersweet unique brand of Folk, there lies the spice of exotic far-flung places and the roots of Jazz, Country and Blues. These influences collide at great force. The impact is an emotional yet comforting journey full of intensity, warmth and […]

Friday 21 July 2017
August 16, 2017

Celebrating 10 whole glorious, happy, chaotic years of Shangri La!  A big fat thank you to all our amazingly talented acts and loyal audience – we love you all! Here are pics of the night plus the line up at the end… enjoy!   PICO Can a sponge puppet really be that funny? YES he […]

Friday 23 June 2017
June 28, 2017

The Affair Steven awoke from a mixed night of creativity and melancholic self-loathing with the sudden realisation that he must form a band. With razorblade vocals, infectious melodies and caustic lyrics, the Affair serves up a poignant musical analysis of modern life with bluesy, ballsy and sometimes just plain beautiful songs on the ever present […]

Friday 19 May 2017
June 7, 2017

  Randolph Swain and the Red Lights 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. […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com