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Edwin Pope of band Mutant Vinyl

Edwin Pope of band Mutant Vinyl

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The Carnival Live Lounge in Douglas shows no signs of slowing down with a packed September schedule.

The soulful sounds of Chris Winchester and his band perform this evening (Thursday), with lively five-piece indie rockers 3 Million on Friday.

The now customary acoustic Wednesdays continue on the 11th with songsmith Matt Creer, and slick rockers the Acoustic G.A.S.P taking on the Thursday slot.

On Friday 13th, DJs will bring the festival fever-tinged Mardis Gras, playing soulful nu-disco infused with funk-filled breaks.

Throughout the Saturday will be a Live Lounge Session, all filmed under the Fuzzy Orange label banner, featuring 10 local acts, all playing original tunes, following on from last year’s successful session filmed at Jabberwocky.

A highlight comes on Wednesday 18th, with the young and highly talented Lily Wolter set to play a melodic solo set from behind the piano.

The very next day is something completely different; everyone’s favourite didgeridoo and banjo-led 90s dance cover artists The Fecktones will get the place swinging, while on the Friday former support act Susan Norman and Ste Quinn get a headline slot after wowing the crowd with their energetic, hook-laden set in August.

On Saturday it’s dynamic three piece Your Gold Teeth, fresh from a summer stint in Spain, the band are at once graceful and scuzzy.

On Wednesday 25th are aspiring young original band Exit Left, before a Thursday set from the Latin-infused groovers Lava El Elephant.

On Friday is Baby Seal Club; the Candyblasta guys plus friends producing an eclectic collection on the decks with live electronic indie and dance instruments on stage.

On Saturday 28th is the month-closing main event.

Returning from the UK Mutant Vinyl travel a path of heavy dub, cosmic funk and dreamy trip-hop, recently handpicked by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. They made a splash with some big performances around the island during TT.

Frontman Edwin Pope leads the band with guitar, saxaphone and vocals in what will be a lively show.


The Manx Sound Exchange is Lee Brooks’ ramblings on the rumblings of the island’s music scene. Help support the scene by emailing or calling 695674 with Manx music news, reviews and photos

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