25 November 2017, 19:30
Beats & Pieces are a band that happens to be big, rather than your average ‘big band’. Led by composer and conductor Ben Cottrell, they’re an extremely tightknit bunch, growing up and developing musically individually and collectively within the Manchester’s exciting scene. First playing together as Beats & Pieces in 2008, today these 14 musicians know each other inside out socially and musically, and this familiarity is part of what sets them aside from a lot of other big bands today. Feeling at home on stages in small clubs as well as at big festivals, they are gearing up for their tenth anniversary and a new album in 2018 with a European tour this November.
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