Previously
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 […]

Friday 25 May 2018
June 18, 2018

Jeff Downs – Donna Matrix, drag queen to the stars and Rod Shepherd (conspiracy theorist)  The hugely funny and utterly bonkers Jeff Downs brings Croyden’s second best conspiracy theorist Rod Shepherd back to Shangri La! divulging the fiction behind the facts – wake up people!! Also featuring a very special appearance from Donna Matrix, drag […]

Friday 20 April 2018
April 23, 2018

Matt Ganley Actor, musician, writer and spoken-word performer Matt Ganley returns to the La! introducing Lancashire rap legend/brick work contractor @MCBarry12 to Prestwich! http://www.happystormtheatre.co.uk/about-us/4541584191   Son of William The latest musical offering from multi talented muso Ben Williams, Son of William are a duo. And they’re a brand new collaboration. So yeah, we know nowt about them. […]

Friday 23 March 2018
April 3, 2018

Pamela De Menthe 50 shades of grey meets Alan Partridge, we welcome back erotic-authoress Pamela DeMenthe (Jenny May Morgan) who is touring the UK sharing her erotic fiction wisdom with fans and promoting her latest release Sticky Digits. “The strangest show I’ve seen but in a good way… absolutely hilarious”, says the Edinburgh Culture Review […]

Friday 23 February 2018
March 1, 2018

Peter Slater Ahh Peter Slater.  Inimitable, original and very very funny.  He’s a lover, he’s a fighter, he’s a creator of cult D movie favourite Zombie Shithouse, Sir Randolph Tempest and Nearly Diamond.  A firm favourite with Shangorillas over the years, who knows which characters he will be bringing with him this time…   T.E. […]

Friday 26 January 2018
February 5, 2018

Lo fi, new folk singer songwriter. Subversive and searching, Phil is an unlikely but brilliant raconteur. A prolific performer and songwriter, his one-man show is properly crafted, blending light and shade cleverly and balancing out driving rhythms with intricate thoughtful guitar lines. One part social activist, one part proletariat father of two and another part […]

New Year’s Eve 2017
January 18, 2018

Jenny Lockyer Jenny loves performing original songs and characters that make people laugh and is never sure when to talk about herself in the third person. She takes her mix of storytelling and comedy to all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places. Cabarets and variety nights, festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, […]

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