Manx Sound Exchange: Bands get revved up for TT

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First up this weekend is a show for The Barefoot Revolution.

The band will be appearing at Sam Webb’s in Douglas tomorrow night (Friday) and will be bringing a playlist of rock covers from the likes of Blink 182, The Offspring, Green Day and Jimmy Eat World amongst others.

Further information can be found at

This Saturday night sees Amber Bar in Douglas play host to the second round of Revolution Nights.

The club night hosted by local DJ Pete Copley plays the best in house, trance and old school.

Pete will be joined on the decks by fellow DJ Chris Quirk of Energy FM/Tempa Knights.

The doors for this free event open at 8pm and it runs until midnight.

For further information, visit

Making their way to the north of the island tomorrow night and to Bar Logo in particular will be In The Blood.

Their line-up which features guitarists James Craig and Mark Lawrence, Andy James on drums, Dave Brew on vocals and Jamie Christian on bass has in recent months undertaken a fairly regular schedule of live dates in the bars and pubs of the island which has done its job in raising their public profile.

They cite their influences as progressive rock to country blues with a smattering of rock.

For more information on the band, visit

With TT upon us and to kick things off, the annual charity band day takes place this Sunday at the Bushy’s Beer Tent.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event sees 12 hours of live music commencing at midday from Soundcheck Isle of Man, Alex Harris, Fugue State, Powercut, Sweet Revenge, A Little Bitta’ Rosie, Maldune and Psychoholic.

Tickets are £10, available on the door, and all money raised will be donated to Manx charities.

Whilst we’re on the subject of TT and the Bushy’s Tent, their run of TT gigs commences next Monday with acoustic trio The Bird and The Beards who play ahead of Alex Harris (feat. The Other Side), fresh from their recent support slots with In The Blood and 10CC.

Tuesday night sees rockabilly duo Mad Daddy, rock behemoth The Clowns Calls For War and post-metalcore exponents Ignite The Sky all taking to the stage.

On Wednesday it’s the turn of indie, 80s and classic rock covers band Switch play alongside UK based classic rock covers outfit, Sweet Revenge.

For further information on the Bushy’s Beer Tent gigs and in turn the Beach Stage in Port Erin, please visit

I’ll be previewing more of the TT gigs taking place in and around the island as TT fortnight progresses.

More next week!


Steve Leach brings the latest rumblings, murmurings, news and views on forthcoming events in and around the island’s music scene. Help support the scene by emailing

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