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New Bands Party for the Planet

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Award winning environmental organisation, Manchester Friends of the Earth (MFoE) [1], bring you some of the freshest musical talent for a one-off night of entertainment. ‘PARTY FOR THE PLANET’ is at Manchester’s Big Hands [3] on Saturday 27th September between 8pm – 2am and will raise funds for MFoE’s campaign work. With a comedian compère, a lively night out is promised.

The five bands:

Love Panda
Two-piece band, acoustic guitar and a bass (
“Sultry, sublime and real sexy shit from Manchester’s most relaxed duo. Looking forward to this, kids”.

Pierre Hall
Indie, acoustic, singer-songwriter. A boy from the North West who’s been playing for the past 5 years and already has a few well-received Manchester gigs notched up.

Invincible Counter Offensive
Describe themselves as: “Our occasional flashes of pretension or narcissism are kept in check by our basically down-to-earth nature, and highly developed sense of irony.”

The Exports
A three piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit, playing together a year at Manchester’s venues. A raw live set dotted with songs which, if given the chance, could be hit singles.

Penumbra Derry (
Formed initially from the ashes of Central and Usurper, Penumbra Derry, was originally brought together as a blues rock tinged band. Doors influenced through psychedelic American rock.

Jayne Colquhoun of Manchester Friends of the Earth says:

“This is going to be an exciting night of new Manchester talent, including a comedian compère. All money paid on the door goes to Manchester Friends of the Earth to help fund their important local campaigning.”


Notes to Editors

1. Manchester Friends of the Earth is a prominent pressure group, raising awareness and lobbying for policy changes at a local, regional, national and international level. The group consists entirely of volunteers, and its campaigns are funded by membership fees and individual donations. Up-to-date information is available on their website: Manchester Friends of the Earth is part of a national network of local groups, affiliated to the national organisation (further information can be found at

2. Graeme Sherriff, co-ordinator of Manchester Friends of the Earth has recently won the ‘Earth Movers’ award for Inspirational Voice in campaigning on behalf of the organisation. This is a national annual award administered by national Friends of the Earth.

3. Entrance: £5 before 11 and £6 after 11. Big Hands is on Oxford Road near the Eye Hospital.

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