Corduroy + Calibro 35

Date 12/04/2019 Time 19.00 Age restrictions 18+ Venue Manchester, Club Academy
A very special double-bill featuring Italian Psychedelic Funk Group Calibro 35 and Acid Jazz Legends Corduroy.

Active since 2008, Calibro 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent bands around. During their ten years career, they have been sampled by Dr. Dre on his ‘Compton’ album and Jay-Z. They have shared stages worldwide with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, & Thundercat.

Described by Rolling Stone Magazine’s as “the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years”, Calibro 35 are back in London performing music which references Ennio Morricone to David Axelrod and has been comapred to Jaga Jazzist, Yussef Kamaal, and The Budos Band.

Corduroy arrived on the Acid Jazz scene in early 1992. Self-styled as the Fabric Four, they cut a striking presence with their soundtrack for the beatific generation.

Their trilogy of albums on Acid Jazz Records, “Dad Man Cat”, “High Havoc” and “Out Of Here” drew on their unifying love of 60s and 70s TV themes and film soundtracks. Corduroy supported Blur, Pulp and Supergrass at Alexandra Palace in 1994 at the height of the Brit-Pop scene. The same year they were voted second best live act of 1994 in Melody Maker. Corduroy were formed by Scott & Ben Addison from the remnants of art-yob band Boys Wonder along with ex-Doctor and the Medics bassist Richard Searle and Jazz guitarist Simon Nelson-Smith.

2018’s new album “The Return Of The Fabric Four” is reminiscent of a Johnny Pate or Quincy Jones soundtrack and welcomes back Corduroy who are playing an extensive UK tour for the first time since the 1990’s.