Rum Thief,OK Broken,Tamsyn,The Mantells @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester [3 August]

Rum Thief,OK Broken,Tamsyn,The Mantells

18:30 - 22:15

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The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE Manchester, United Kingdom
Papillon Promotions Presents- Another local The Deaf Institute showcase featuring

Rum Thief is the alias of South Manchester based solo artist Jon Green with support from his band (Kieran Whitehouse — Lead guitar, Gary Long — Bass and Chris Hobbs — Drums). The project began when Green, after playing as a drummer in bands for over ten years, decided to record some songs of his own. Booking into Airtight studio in Chorlton, Manchester he performed the drums, guitars, vocals and backing vocals to produce his first EP ‘Clouded Mind’. The titular lead track generated interest from media outlets across the North West and with the help of new band mates, Rum Thief secured shows at some of Manchester's legendary venues and local festivals such as Band On The Wall, Night and Day Cafe, Ruby Lounge, Rebellion rock bar, Head For The Hills Festival and Blackthorn Music Festival. Airplay on local and national radio followed the release of ‘Reach For The Weather Man’ Rum Thief’s second EP, which, characterized by Green’s keen ear for melody and his sharp observational lyrical content received much critical acclaim by the likes of Fred Perry 'sub culture ' and many more. 2016 saw Rum Thief successfully headlining the Manchester Ritz and recording 3rd EP 'Time To Make A Move ' at legendary Hackney Rd Studio, with producer 'Shuta Shinoda' (Ghost poet, Hot Chip). Releasing the record in 2017 Rum Thief went on to perform at Manchester's Sonder Festival supporting 'Pros' then headed out to perform at their first European festival, Belgium's 'Day and Night Festival'! Rum Thief has now returned to work with Sugarhouse Music production to record his most heavyweight single to date 'Surmise' Which will be released March 2018…

We are a three piece band from in and around Manchester. We consist of Gareth Wright on vocals and guitar, Phil McArdle on bass and Alex Whitehead on drums. We have a live recorded album on Spotify and Itunes called Beginnings and Endings. We would describe our sound as a mix between British and US Rock/Indie.

Indie Rock Band Featured on BBC Introducing. Soundwaves Music Finalists 2016. TAMSYN EP Out Now on iTunes and Spotify.

«Classic sounding anthemic indie songs» — Fred Perry Subculture @fredperry_sub

«Without a doubt, Manchester's most exciting new band, powerful live show with tunes to sing along to and get you moving, what more could you ask for?» — Unsigned Scene (@unsigned_scene)

«You've GOT to hear this» — A Music Blog, Yea? (@AliciaATout)

«The Mantells are the future of Manchester music» — Emerging North (@emergingnorth)

The Mantells are a 3-Piece band from Manchester formed in January 2014 made up of Tom Barrow with brothers Dale and Lewis Moran.

'Going Dancing' released 14th July 2017 with an exclusive first performance at Yamaha HQ as part of the Yamaha Revstar Testdrive sessions, see the official music video at

January 29th 2016 saw the release of 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop', a new 4 track EP including Stop to Think, Human Touch, Sunshine and Such a Shame. Stop to Think received airplay on BBC Introducing Manchester pre release. The release coincided with The Mantells' biggest show to date at a packed out Manchester Ritz and their biggest string of shows so far all round the UK and Ireland.
Hear the EP in full at

'Payday Playboys' was released 1st June 2015 and made BBC introducing radio play, this tune was launched with a packed out show at Night and Day Cafe in Manchester only a week after release, the crowd were already singing the words back after such a short space of time.
Watch the official video at

'Men in Suits', The debut single from The Mantells, released 7th December 2014 with a launch party at a very crammed Night and Day Cafe which helped the track sail straight into the iTunes alternative charts!
Watch the official music video at

Their first demo EP 'How To Say It' gave us 4 tracks in early 2014 to show us what these lads could do, if you missed that check it out on the YouTube channel at
The lads decided to do a free entry gig at The Castle Hotel in Manchester to celebrate the release of the first EP, which resulted in people lining the corridors of the pub to listen after the room exceeded capacity.

Find The Mantells on Twitter
YouTube at
And Soundcloud at
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