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The band takes elements of Soul, Jazz Blues, R&B with Latin and Funk Rhythms to create a fresh and distinctive sound.
Dana Ali (Lead Vocals)
Taking her influences from the likes of India Arie, Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to name but a few, Dana started singing Gospel music in the churches of Atlanta GA. With experience singing in front of large audiences in churches, conferences and choirs, Dana decided to take her performing career to another level. Collaborating with Dave Hewitt and Alan Shacklock (from the British band Babe Ruth), Dana Ali started recording material in Nashville for her solo project. And since moving to the UK has joined forces with Dave and Sid Szydelko to continue recording original tracks for a album release. 'Breathe in Love' which will be featured on this album is now available as a single. Dana now performs and tours with The Dana Ali Band.
Dave Hewitt (Bass)
British musician Dave Hewitt found fame in the 1970s with blues rock band Babe Ruth before moving to the USA in the 1980s. Hewitt has worked with the likes of Eddie Offord, Jeff Glixman, Georgia Sattelites, Whitford St. Holmes (Aerosmith and Ted Nugent) and Steve Marriot to name but a few!
Matt & Phred's is a long established live music venue, situated in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter. Over the years the likes of Sneaky, Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Manu Delago, the Dagda Quartet, Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage in our little neighbourhood joint.
Most notably known for showcasing the best in local and international Jazz, Matt & Phred's offers much, much more. We still have live music gigs 6 nights a week, encompassing the likes of Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, Electro, Salsa, Swing, World and even a little bit of Ska.
As well as being able to see some amazingly talented musicians, our bar and kitchen team are also at the top of their game. If you enjoy cocktails then this is the place to be. We also have a cracking wine list with featured wines of the month and of course anyone who has ever been to the club knows just how good the pizzas are and at weekends we have added specials to tantalise your taste buds!
The [diary page](http://www.mattandphreds.com/diary) lists all of the upcoming events so it's easy to see what is going on. The gigs are free Monday to Thursday and there is a teeny tiny £5 door charge on Friday and Saturday nights. We highly recommend you book a table for weekend nights as we do get busy and there's no better way to enjoy the bands whilst being waited on by our fabulous bar team.
If you are a regular visitor to Matt & Phred's why not take advantage of the Membership scheme. It's £50 for a standard membership and £25 for a student membership per year. You get free entry at the weekends and Happy Hours deals until midnight Monday - Thursday and offers on a number of events. You can pick up a membership form at the club or fill out the [enquiries page](http://www.mattandphreds.com/enquiries) on the web site. Easy peasy!
Matt & Phred's is a great local hangout so whether you fancy a pint and a pizza after work, a night out with friends or just fancy dropping in to see what's going on you won't be disappointed!
See you at the club soon!
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