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Ric

Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a little easier so no one really complained. We’re kind of just stuck with him at this point. Loads of people really like Ric but not one of them could give you a convincing reason as to why. It’s just one of those things that just is. Sometimes he can be nice but mostly he’s very mean; like when you fancy someone in primary school –  If he is being excessively mean it’s only because he loves you.


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Kat

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She writes and sings bare summer banger’z’ on a soul and Hip Hop scene! She is destined for imminent musical world domination, but for the meantime can pour an excellent pint!


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Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step. Every Sunday and Wednesday from 8:30 pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.

Coming up:

Sunday 7th July World Without Walls

Original compositions fusing jazz, classical and indo-persian music

Wednesday 10th July Caz Boaden Trio, Caz on drums, Paul Kilvington on keys, Ed Harrison on bass, dynamic jazz and latin.

Sunday 14th July Tobie Meadland Quartet

Violin led swingin’ jazz

Sunday 21st July Nat Blooms Quartet, Nat on vocals, standards and new songs with ace accompaniment.

Wednesday 24th July Sam Jefferson, fine singer/guitarist, blues and originals

Sunday 28th July William de Souza Quartet, Brazilian guitarist leads a fine band, bossas and beyond

Sunday 4th August Dave Roberts quartet, Dave on sax, Mal Fisher piano, Paul Medina bass, Chris Pendlebury drums, straight ahead modern jazz

Wednesday 7th August Dave Burgoyne Trio

Ace keyboard player with funky accompaniment

Sunday 11th August Paul Farr Trio Funky guitar led originals

Sunday 18th August Sonorous wide-ranging originals and standards

Wednesday 21st August Claire Victoria Roberts vocals, violin and keys, blues and ballads
Sunday 25th August Annie Long Quartet, classic standards, Annie on vocals with her fab combo

Sunday 1st September Unfurl Quartet, Olivia Moore leads on violin, Indian influenced jazz originals

Wednesday 4th September Al Morrison Quartet, ace guitarist leads his funky combo

Sunday 8th September Spirit Radio, twisted, freewheeling instrumental versions of dark ballads, blues and dance tunes from Appalachia and the delta. Accordion, guitar/Uke and violin.

Sunday 15th September Mike Ciubuta Trio dynamic modern jazz led by ace guitarist

Wednesday 18th September Gogledd Quartet – Guitar led jazz improvisations on standards

Sunday 22 September Cusp adventurous four-piece with original compositions

Sunday 29th September Jazz Crackers’ New show ‘Name That Tune’

Wednesday 2nd October Will Tang Trio, blues influenced improvisations

Sunday 6th October The Revival Room, revitalising classics

Sunday 13th October Jazz Measure – vocals, keys, guitar, bass drums, popular tunes given a new treatment

Wednesday 16th October Stuart McCallum guitar soundscapes

Sunday 20th October Cazboaden Quartet, swinging modern jazz from the north’s finest

Sunday 27th October Johnny Hunter Quartet modern jazz with Johnny on drums, Mark Hanslip, tenor sax, Graham South, trumpet, Seth Bennet, bass

Wednesday 30th October Mike Hall Trio, doyen saxist lets rip

Sunday 3rd November Matt Owens Trio bass led originals and treatments

For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or email jazz@thehillarystep.co.uk


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The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and  textured to fragrantly floral, as befits an ever-changing landscape of coastline, moor and mountain. Even without the famed Speyside enclave, you’ll find some of whisky’s most famous names here.

 

Ardmore 10 year old

Dalmore 12 year old

Oban 14 year old

 

 


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The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps. At one end of the spectrum there are the light, grassy, ‘lunchtime whiskies’ such as Glenlivet; at the other end lie the rich, sweet, sherried qualities of        Glenrothes and Macallan.

 

 

Aberlour 10 year old

Balvenie 12 year old

Glenrothes 10 year old

 


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The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which only a few are inhabited – and fewer still have a distillery. Excluding the whisky hotspot of Islay, the islands of  Arran, Mull, Jura, Skye, Lewis and Orkney are home to an eclectic mix of styles, from light citrus to full-on peat smoke.

 

Highland Park 12 year old (Orkney)

Isle of Jura 10 year old (Jura)

Talisker 10 year old (Skye)

 


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The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the veterans on the award front these days and Wales have a couple of their own. These are the best (affordable) examples.

 

Balvenie (Scotland) 12 year old

Nikka (Japan) 12 year old

Penderyn (Wales) 8 year old

 


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The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a light citrus crispness.

Two heavily peated southern Islay malts make up this triumvirate of 3 absolute classic malts.

 

 

Glenlivet (Speyside) 10 year old

Lagavulin (Islay) 16 year old

Talisker (Skye) 10 year old

 


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The Glenfiddich £11.80

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Enjoy the trio…

Glenfiddich 12 year old

Glenfiddich 15 year old

Glenfiddich 18 year old

 


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Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant.

For those who have coelic disease

and for those who simply want to try something new…

 

First Chop AVA 3.5%     500ml bottle £3.65

mini-clips

First Chop HOP 4.1%     500ml bottle £3.65

 mini-clips

 Estrella Daura 5.4%       330ml bottle       £3.85

estrella GF

 

 

 


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look forward to seeing you at 8.45 in 2017!!!


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Corina

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal artist to ever come out of Targu Jiu. Hot shot DJ, she always plays what the crowd wants. Her cheeseboards are second to none (although this is highly disputed by Ian and Ric)

Its almost like she was raised by wolves yet trained by an international ring of super spys/Bartenders.


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Kuba

Kuba

From Poland with love!


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Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a...

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She...

Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary...

The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and ...

The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps....

The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which...

The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the...

The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a...

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of...

Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant. For those who have coelic disease and for those...

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look...

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal...

Kuba

From Poland with love!