Kieran Dobson launches Levfest with special gig

bringing ourt community together

We are delighted to welcome Kieran Dobson back to Levenshulme, to launch this years 2017 Levenshulme Festival. The Glam Rock band will be supported by local bands, The Nix and TOBIAS. The special gig will take place in the newly refurbished music venue 'The Cedar Room' which is above Fred's Ale House.

Tickets are on sale now via the links below, or from the bar at Fred's Ale House:

Kieran Dobson

Manchester-based alternative solo artist Kieran Dobson brings glitz, glamour, and a dash of suave. Expect a rare breed of music to get your teeth into, and an original sound which seamlessly transitions through upbeat, dance floor disco, to the sinister, morose, and dark. Propped up by an array of weird and wonderful musicians, this individual sound will grip you by the throat and then take you out for dinner.

The Nix

Describing their genre as “Sponge and Squeeze”, The Nix take their influences from many different backgrounds and combine them to make the individual “The Nix” sound. These influences span from Psychedelia through to hip-hop. The beautifully blended sounds of the three guitarists and the funk inspired bass and rumbling drums result in personal hand-crafted tracks that get you moving.

The Psychedelic Indie five-piece is made up of Nathan Shepherd (Lead Vocals and Guitarist), Hayden Anwar (Lead Vocals and Guitarist), Andrew Shaw (Bass), Thomas Bulger (Lead Guitarist) and Joshua Walker (Drummer). Forming when they were young, this band has a tight knit brotherhood after being friends throughout Primary and High School and would describe their time as a band as something which made them who they are. They could not imagine doing anything other than making music which is what they all love and has resulted in all of their time and effort being music based since 2015.


TOBIAS is a new,innovative sound from Halifax born young songwriter Tobias Stephenson. Based in Manchester, Tobias encapsulates his sound from influences such as Arcade Fire,
The War On Drugs and The Velvet Underground. Using intricate guitar melodies to juxtapose his booming, room filling voice. Tobias has engrossed audiences with an acoustic guitar, and dazzled further with a full band line up.

Combining his influences with his previous background working with indie band 'Violet Disguise', Tobias has generated a new original sound akin to nothing in the Manchester scene. Penning original material away from his spin at indie, Tobias has worked on engrossing new listeners with delicately written alternative music that pushes all boundaries and taboos.