We are teaming up with our friends at Band on the Wall to present a season of eclectic and inspiring live concerts and gigs at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

For each one-off show, Band on the Wall brings a different world-renowned artist to the Exchange for an intimate performance in our unique theatre.


The Lone Bellow

Sunday 2 Sep 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

A Brooklyn-based band known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance.

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Lankum (Formerly Lynched)

Sunday 23 Sep 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

This Dublin four-piece combine distinctive vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. They play a mixture of Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

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Jane Weaver: Loops in the Secret Society

Cyclic variations of Modern Kosmology and The Silver Globe.
Audio/visual zoetropes performed by Jane Weaver.

Sunday 21 Oct 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Long established pop composer, sound sculptress, soundtracker and singer Jane Weaver presents an evening of unique atmospheric audio/visual segments.

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James Holden & The Animal Spirits

Sunday 9 Dec 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Electronic composer and DJ James Holden plays work from his latest album ‘The Animal Spirits' – a new set of synth-led folk-trance standards.

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Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev celebrates Deserter's Songs 20th Anniversary: A Very Special Acoustic and Intimate Performance

Sunday 16 Dec 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

An intimate, acoustic evening featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the Mercury Rev's heart-breaking 1998 classic 'Deserter's Songs', performed in the fragile 'whisper and strum' way they were originally written.

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The Slow Show

Tuesday 18 Dec 2018 - 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Known for the magisterial beauty of their songs, this is the band’s first show in over a year, featuring much of the new material they’ve been working on since 2016's ‘Dream Darling.’

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