Various Artists

Band On The Wall - 2020

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Band On The Wall Recordings

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2020 features music from some of our favourite artists and closest friends on the new Manchester scene. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a colossal strain on the music industry. 2020 has been created with a vision of providing financial support for Manchester artists and Band on the Wall, with all proceeds split 50/50.

Featuring hand-picked tracks, contributed by artists whose music spans neo soul, jazz, afro-electronic and more, 2020 is an eclectic discovery of inspired and curated sounds; a shining light on the emerging talent of Manchester’s live music scene.

"Band on the Wall is more than just a building, it is an idea and a passion for great music that is born from the diverse communities of Manchester and beyond; and an organisation designed to celebrate those who make music for the sake of making music rather than money or celebrity. In the first half of 2020 we, and many of the creators we work with, had to stop what we were doing and while activity initially stalled, it was clear that it would be impossible for the artists to stop creating and for us to stop celebrating their music. Therefore, the idea was born to help support our local creative partners and ourselves by producing this ‘memento’ of this incredibly strange year.

Encapsulating this music on this disk reminiscent of this time, produced this year by young people who couldn’t stop making music if they tried, and despite not being allowed to perform in public, is our way of still saying thank you to them, and that we are all still here. Thanks for supporting." Gavin Sharp, CEO, Band on the Wall


Millie says: A gorgeous collection of tracks compiled from emerging Manchester artists, featuring some of my personal favourites Katbrownsugar and Porij. 2020 has hit the music industry hard and this charity release helps artists and venues during this difficult time.


1. Honeyfeet X Werkha - You Go To My Head (rewerked)
2. Mali Hayes - Oceans Ft Layfullstop
3. Secret Night Gang - Don't Mess With My Heart
4. Agbeko - There Is A Jungle (Live)
5. Porij - Closer
6. Lovescene - To The Side
7. Skeltr - Lojong
8. Contours - Northbound
9. Cervo - Reaching
10. Katbrownsugar & Al Turnbull - Jungle
11.Yemi Bolatiwa - Troubled Living
12. Shunya - The Clay & The Sculpture
13. Lieko Quintet - Black Lake
14. MSC Big Band - Grown Ups (Live) 

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