Fri May 8th Jez Kerr (A Certain Ratio) + Fold + Tim Radins

Upstairs at Arden Road Social Club (Archway Room)

£6 adv from Revo Records & on eve for regulars & or £7. JSA free.


Jez Kerr is a Manchester legend. The bassist/vocalist from A Certain Ratio who are one of the cornerstones of Manchester music. Factory records favourites who regularly supported Joy Division and were New York regulars in the early 80's. He has stepped out for a solo jaunt and the results have been outstanding. His first solo single Play Sumthing Fast was critically acclaimed by the music press and had many airings on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2. It was nominated as single of the week on The Radcliffe and Maconie show. 

"This is why music seems so becalmed. Jez Kerr has stolen all the best tunes".

"Cancel your plans, don't go on your date. Just borrow, bunk and squeeze in to see this band before they go stellar"
Q Magazine

"The predominant feel of Jez Kerr's music is one of off-kilter, existential panic"
The Guardian

Jez followed this up with a solo album 'Numb Mouth Eat Waste' which received 5 star reviews in Q magazine, Mojo magazine and The Guardian Newspaper.
Live performances followed including gigs alongside The Fall, Badly Drawn Boy, Mark Stewart (The Pop Group), The Lovely Eggs and most recently supporting New Order on their latest UK tour. 

His new single 'Control Myself' is out now on Welsh indie Higuera Records. 

Jez did a well received session on Marc Riley's BBC 6 music radio show in January 2015.

This will be a warm up gig for his forthcoming festival appearances at Kendal Calling and Number 6 Festival where he will play alongside Grace Jones, Elbow, Snoop Dogg, The Vaccines, Mark Ronson, James, Belle and Sebastian, Metronomy, Kaiser Chiefs and many more.


Fold are an experimental live trip hop four-piece based in Leeds. They explore the natural rhythms of speech by using samples that also aim to bring to light subjects close to their own hearts and minds. Unlike most forms of downtempo music Fold play everything on stage live without a click track in order to preserve a natural sense of groove and unity.

"That was kinda bad right there."

"Witty and satisfyingly groove led."

"A grand, funky number."

"Rhythmically adventurous, Bruce Lee-sampling downbeat jazz funk"

Following in Public Enemy’s footsteps Fold incorporate resounding speeches by the late Malcolm X & Michael Ruppert with force, funk & urgency on their new double A-side single Oil-Powered Machine / Detroit Red. In tribute to both speakers the release follows Fold’s homage to Bruce Lee Be Water My Friend – which attracted the attention of BBC 6 Music, XFM, NME & The Times.

Fold have featured regularly on Gideon Coe‘s BBC 6 Music show over the past year along with that of Don Letts, Lauren Laverne and Huey Morgan. Fold have both remixed and supported Public Service Broadcasting and were interviewed for The Guardian website having been voted to the top of The Guardian‘s Breaking Bands series.