Phil France live

Saturday 14 December 2013Past concert

Phil France


Unit 3 Trinity Row M3 5EN Salford, UK

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Doors open: 19:30

Tour name: Phil France + Denis Jones + Mr Scruff

Hey! Manchester Presents


We’re delighted to be helping the Cinematic Orchestra’s Phil France launch his debut solo album The Swimmer – with special guests Denis Jones and Mr Scruff – for our first show at First Chop Brewery.

As the principal collaborator alongside Jason Swinscoe in the Cinematic Orchestra, Phil France is responsible for some of the most heartrendingly beautiful music created in recent times. Co-writing, arranging and producing on the Cinematic Orchestra albums including Everyday, Man With The Movie Camera, Ma Fleur and also the triple-award-winning soundtrack for The Crimson Wing nature documentary, France’s skills have always extended beyond his bass-lines.

Now living in Manchester, he initially made the move back to his native Yorkshire a couple of years ago after some time in London, where he set to work teaching himself the finer details of programming and began work on The Swimmer, his debut album, which will be released through 26-2 Recordings on 21 October 2013. Deeply emotive and epic in scale, it draws it influences from the great second wave of film composers including John Carpenter and Vangelis, as well as minimalist composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Live support comes from Hey! Manchester favourite Denis Jones.

Providing DJ support for this special event is Mr Scruff.

First Chop Brewing Arm is an industrial brewing unit situated in a railway arch off Trinity Way, a 10-minute walk from Deansgate. The brewery is fully licensed and will be offering a selection of its own ales on the night, as well as other refreshments.