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Hey! Manchester presents Karima Francis (+ support)

26th November 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


KARIMA_0905 - webBlackpool-born singer-songwriter Karima Francis is back fresher than ever, with her third and so far strongest studio album, ‘Black’, produced by Dan Austin (Kid Wave | club kuru | Jimi Goodwin) and it’s clear to see Francis has not wasted a second of her two-year break since her second album, ‘The Remedy’.

A lot has happened in Karima’s life since she first ensnared listeners in 2009, with her debut album, ‘The Author’, and live shows so emotionally charged and laid-bare, you could hear a pin drop. Anyone who has ever seen Francis live will speak of the emotive and spellbinding performance she delivers with her immaculate, but raw vocals that often lead the audience to compare her to the late great Jeff Buckley.

The execution of this new album raises the bar on every level and it is testament to the strength of Karima’s writing that what comes across most powerfully on this record is the quality of the new songs, yet these were recorded in just three weeks!

Karima’s singing – a sound that hits you with that unlikely combination of vulnerability and ferocity – has never sounded so confident, and her lyrics are unambiguous: rhapsodising about life, love and romantic and sexual longing.

Karima will be joined by support acts Aaron Harper-Robinson and Robbie Cavanagh, hear more about them both here;

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Karima Francis will be on tour throughout the UK this autumn:


11        The Electric Circus, Edinburgh

12        Hug & Pint, Glasgow

13        Mad Hatters, Inverness

14        Woodlands Centre, Stornoway

16        The Ferret, Preston

17        The Venue, Derby

18        Leaf, Liverpool

19        The Cookie, Leicester

23        The Basement, York

24        The Rocking Chair, Sheffield

25        Oporto Bar, Leeds

26        Manchester Jewish Museum

27        Guitar Bar, Nottingham

28        Ort Cafe, Birmingham

30        The Old Bookshop, Bristol


1          The Library, Oxford

2          The Slaughtered Lamb, London

3          The Marwood, Brighton

4          The Railway (Attic), Winchester

5          South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes

Black” will be available to download from 16th October (physical release TBC).



26th November 2015
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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