Manx Sound Exchange: Gigs all over island for TT festival

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Picture: Vannin Photos

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With TT now very much under way and at the time of writing, the weather holding beautifully, here’s a round up of some of the gigs taking place over the next week.

Manx Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs On The Wing have announced a return to the Villa Marina Royal Hall for a show on Tuesday, June 7.

For those that aren’t familiar with the band, if the likes of classics Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here amongst many others are favourites from the extensive Pink Floyd back catalogue, then this event is an absolute must see.

Support comes from progressive rock/country blues band, In The Blood.

Tickets are £15 from the Villa Marina box office or online at

For more information on the band visit

Tuesday also sees Post War Stories heading to Sam Webbs in Douglas. The trip hop, heavy psychedelia rock outfit show a smattering of Dark Star, Massive Attack, Oceansize, iLikeTrains, The Cooper Temple Clause and Amplifier in their sound.

They are taking The Clown Calls For War along in support. Well worth a look at if you’re in the area.

Amber Bar in Douglas kick off their round of TT gigs tomorrow night (Friday) with Metallica tribute band, Ironclad who will also be bringing metal covers band Fugue State with them.

Over the next week or so you’ll be able to catch Switch, 9 Bar Gypsies, Penthouse Dive, 995, local Ska/two tone favourites Buncha Skankers, Iron Maiden Tribute Ed Force One and AC/DC tribute A Little Bitta’ Rosie in action on the stage.

For further information and their TT event schedule, visit the Amber Bar Facebook page.

You can also catch the action down at the Bushy’s Beer tent next to the Sea Terminal each night from 7pm.

You’ll see the likes of Tender Rage, Ed Force One, 9 Bar Gypsies, Penthouse Dive, Nick Barlow and The Bad Noise and Penthouse Dive amongst others treading the boards.

Whilst we’re on the subject of the Bushy’s Beer tent, the drummers from The Big Beat will be making their first appearance on stage at the tent on Mad Sunday between 1pm and 5pm.

They’ll be playing drums in unison to a whole host of songs from classic rock through to pop and are raising money for Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation ahead of their next main event The Big Beat in February 2017. Clubnight, Kitsch ‘n’ Sync takes place on Mad Sunday at Artisan in Douglas. Headed up by DJs Christian Clague, Kym Holland and Al Stacey, this club night plays the best in house, funk, soul and beyond. It all kicks off from 4pm.

Finally and heading north to Bar Logo in Ramsey where over the next week you’ll be able to catch the likes of Symbollix, The Barefoot Revolution, The Tides, AM Frequency and 3 Million.

And that is just about it and just scratching the surface. Have a safe and enjoyable TT!


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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