Vintage Swing, Jive, Jazz, Gatsby, 1920s, Retro, Prohibition
Speakeasy Bootleg Band are purveyors of the "Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began...... Distilled & Bottled in New York and Chicago, but consumed wherever finer things are appreciated". SBB play the irrepressible vintage sounds of the Gatsby era, the Cotton Club and Birdland, the illegal drinking haunts of prohibition Harlem and Chicago, the 1920s and countless rent parties, with driving bass, explosive drums and sophisticated witty vocals, or whatever your function requires*. This is the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Billie Holliday, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Count Basie, with a bit of Rat Pack thrown in for good measure, the tunes which drove Tin Pan Alley and created the Great American Songbook. The SBB musicians have a ball on every gig, and make sure the audience do as well, making SBB the ideal vintage party band for people who don't like jazz......... until they've heard us that is........... The perfect antidote to all things serious! Good time, easy listening, toe - tapping stuff. No more shall we hear the plaintive cry - "What time does the tune start?".......... After this, everything else is moonshine........... If you want to know more, then come and see us
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!
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.