Festival warm-up gig for Manchester music legend

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Manchester legend Jez Kerr, bassist and vocalist of A Certain Ratio, will play at a Doghouse gig on Friday, May 8, marking the music night’s return to the Arden Road Social Club, Halifax - this time in the upstairs rooms used by the Archway Project.
 Part of the Manchester music scene’s DNA, Jez made his name with Factory Records favourites A Certain Ratio who frequently supported Joy Division and were New York regulars in the early 1980s. 
 His first solo single ‘Play Sumthing Fast’ was critically acclaimed by the music press and had many airings on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2. It was named as single of the week on ‘The Radcliffe and Maconie Show’.
 His solo album ‘Numb Mouth Eat Waste’ received five-star reviews and live performances alongside The Fall, Badly Drawn Boy, The Lovely Eggs and, most recently, New Order on the band’s latest tour. This summer he will play at Kendal Calling and Number 6 Festival. 
 Michael Ainsworth, Doghouse promoter, said: “We will continue to use the main room at Arden Road Social Club but also the intimate upstairs space as well which has been previously used for gigs by Tiny Ruins, Hafdis Huld and others. It should lend itself to a great atmosphere.”

Tickets are £6/£7 from Revo Records or on the door.