A performance of selections from Harry Stafford's new album Gothic Urban Blues
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 16 November 2019, 3pm–4pm
Harry Stafford is a musician who has been performing and recording in Manchester since the early 1980s when he formed the post punk ‘Death Rock’ band inca babies. At the time based in the concrete deck access blocks of Hulme, his music reflected the environment as much as a desire to create a sonic urban blues armed with an electric guitar. He has released ten albums with various musical projects. Along the way experimenting with metal percussion samples and drum loops. Lately he has played guitar and keyboards with Indie Noise legends The Membranes. 2017 saw the release of his first solo album Guitar Shaped Hammers which saw Harry experimenting with barroom piano, slide guitar and otherworldly muted jazz trumpet.
Harry will be playing selections from his new album Gothic Urban Blues which has a far reaching collection of moods and ideas, from barroom ballads, funeral blues and end of the world piano dub. Joining him at the Gallery will be Vincent O Brien on Lap slide guitar and Rob Haynes on percussion.