DOORS 7pm - Arkayla 740pm - Alex Spencer 8.30pm
Treasure has been unearthed on the streets of Manchester and a new whip-smart, street-savvy voice of late-teen thrills, spills and taken chances emerges in the shape of 16 year old song writing sensation, Alex Spencer and his rebellious and rousing debut EP ‘One Step Forward’
With his overground emergence only coming in the spring, with the release of his debut single with hit-making indie label, Modern Sky, A Night To Waste, Spencer’s eventful year of exams, leaving school, gigging and releasing will come to a head by supporting Jamie Webster at a SOLD OUT O2 Victoria Warehouse on Sat 18 November and a celebratory night headlining his home city’s ornate Deaf Institute venue on Fri 24 November.
Along with the latest single and ep title track, One Step Forward, also included on his debut EP are the previous summertime singles, One Way Ticket and Do What I Wanna. Spencer’s youthful take on life, cut to sounds inspired by long-term loves including Sam fender and Arctic Monkeys, is spread across all five tracks on his first EP. Joining those singles is yet-to-be-heard, but needs to be heard to be believed crowd-pleaser, Waiting For The Change.
Gathering accolades on the streets that he knows best, including picking up the support of Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, since setting out with his guitar to perform in Manchester city centre as a 12 year old kid, Spencer’s fearless exploration of his potential gathered pace following his signing to Modern Sky (home to artists including Miles Kane, Lottery Winners and Brooke Combe) at the turn of the year. Gigging upwards, including bookings at major events like Sound City and the inaugural Beyond The Music celebration in Manchester, the rising artist enjoys the on-stage company of a prodigious band of equally young, enthusiastic and talented musicians.
Following the release of his debut single with the label in April, media interest circled and his music was broadcast to the world via BBC News’ Tik Tok and he became the first musician to perform on
Sky Sports’ Good Morning Sports Fans show. With live sessions and playlisting with influential Manchester radio station, XS Manchester and airplay with John Kennedy’s influential Radio X, X-Posure show plus BBC 6 Music, his impact has been instant and the ripple effect is set to grow yet wider as 2024 promises more solo live dates, festival appearances, support slots and new music.