MAC Arts Centre

Fri 12th April

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Following their phenomenal performance at Mac Arts in November 2018 they’re back – do not miss out!

The Urban Voodoo Machine is a collective of shadowy, London based, ne’er do wells, led by Norwegian born songwriter/frontman Paul-Ronney Angel. Featuring up to nine musicians at any given time, The ‘Machine mash-up guitars, twin drummers, fiddle, trumpet, tuba, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonicas, saxophone, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to create their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll.

“furiously energetic and versatile” THE GUARDIAN

“The band veers into mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey-soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups.” — THE WASHINGTON POST

Full Bio http://theurbanvoodoomachine.com/about/biography/
Website 
http://theurbanvoodoomachine.com/
Audio 
https://soundcloud.com/theurbanvoodoomachine

Friday 12th April
Time: 8pm

Doors: 7:30pm
​Tickets £12
​Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts

Sunday 21st April

 Holy Moly and the Crackers

2017 and 2018 have been huge years for Holy Moly & The Crackers. The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock group, led by vocalist Ruth Patterson, from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their new album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 on their own Pink Lane Records label. The album received acclaimed reviews from R2 Magazine, Folk Radio UK, The Crack, Clash, No Depression, Blown Speaker and has been championed by BBC Introducing and RadioX.

Following the album release, HMATC have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country, and made successful debuts in The Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy as well as continuing their success on the festival circuit: They’ve pulled off an accoladed appearance at Glastonbury, appeared at Boomtown Fair, Bestival + Camp Bestival and graced the main stages at festivals such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Moonbeams and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

‘Salem’s’ lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, was included on major Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds, Fierce Femmes & New Noise, then found significant sync success, with ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ used by E4, BT Vision, Capital One, Ultimate Ears, KIA Sportage Cars and the end credits track for the 2018 summer blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

2019 brings Holy Moly & the Crackers back out on the world stage with a brand-new album in the Spring, an enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride – the craziest party in town always has room for one more…

****For fans of: Frank Turner, Gogol Bordello, Imelda May, Skinny Lister****

Sunday 21st April
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10* (*BF applies)
​Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/

Saturday 27th April

Smokin’ Bugler Band

The Smokin’ Bugler Band are an indie/funk/rock band with lots of energy and power behind their playing. With influences from bands such as AC/DC and Black Sabbath, the band recently won the Soundwaves music competition and pulled off a storming headline set at the Glasgow 02 ABC.

Saturday 27th April
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £8
​Box Office: 01896 756 852
www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts