‘Balloon Machine Presents’ are specially curated evenings in Manchester, UK. We pick two or three acts we love, usually they’ve featured on the website or are scheduled to be, and put them on in unique venues. Set-times are published well-ahead, this means that people with accessibility issues can plan their evening. All shows aim to be finished by 10.30pm (latest), sleep is nearly as important to us as music!
David MacGregor (Broken Chanter), Adam Ross (Randolph’s Leap) and Niamh Baker (Moonsoup) will be performing their own, and each other’s songs together and separately at this wonderful, intimate showcase of the extraordinary talents that Scotland continues to yield.
After releasing her solo debut ‘In All Weather’ to much acclaim in November, Josienne Clarke travels north to headline our April showcase. Support comes from Good Good Blood, his new album ‘At Your Mercy’ came out on Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records on Friday 24 January.
‘In All Weather’
Loud & Quiet 9/10
Jófríður Ákadóttir began her musical career as a 14-year-old in Reykjavik, forming Pascal Pinon with her twin sister and a pair of friends. She went on to co-found electronic trio Samaris and became a member of Icelandic supergroup Gangly, before launching her solo project JFDR in 2017. Forthcoming record ‘New Dreams’ will be the eighth album she’s released in eight years. It’s her best album yet and we can’t wait to see it in the flesh on Sunday 10 March.
Crake + Gold Baby at The Eagle Inn, Salford, Saturday 08 February 2020
Daughter of Swords + Dog Daisies at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, Friday 24 January
Katy Kirby + Omes + Papergirl at Gullivers Lounge, Manchester, Tuesday 15 October
Natalie Evans, Bonniesongs and Tea Leaf at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, Sunday 22 September.
Merival, Elk & Robbie Thompson at The Eagle Inn, Salford, 12 September.
GHUM, Aufbau Principle and Cat Apostrophe at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, July 15