March 9, 2014 The Red Sea Minneapolis, MN
March 12, 2014 Kirby’s Beer Place Wichita, KS
March 15, 2014 Thirsty Nickel Austin, TX
The Manchester Social Club (TMSC) celebrates the release of “Soapbox Standards” with a number of US live dates. This month’s highlights include stops in the Heartland of America, starting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, followed by a stop in Wichita, Kansas and then on to the much-anticipated 12th Annual Red Gorilla Music Fest in Austin, Texas.
Produced by Marc Danzeisen (best known for his work with Def Leppard, Gilby Clarke and Vivian Campbell) at Sausage Factory Studios in Burbank CA, “Soapbox Standards” blends American and British indie-punk inspirations.
Resurrecting the “pub rock” genre, TMSC-lead singer, Nate Beck’s mature, slightly dusty voice couples well with the guitar in a largely cheery-toned collection of pub-rock songs aimed at restless/nostalgic beer-hoisters.
While the album engages fans, TMSC’s live performances are even more entertaining. The band prefers to perform in small-to-medium size venues where they and the fans can easily interact. “My goal was to create a ‘social club’,” said front man Nate Beck in an interview with AbsolutePunk.net. “We try to make every gig a party for the fans and the band.”
“Being a social club not only connects me with fans more tightly but it also enables me to switch the line-up of drums/bass/rhythm guitar and play with amazing, different musicians depending on where I am in the world,” added Beck.
Joining him on the Heartland leg of the Welcome To The Club tour are drummer Mason Norberg, bassist Taylor McKee and guitarist Nick Benson.
In April, TMSC returns to Southern California with plans to play their hometown of Santa Barbara, followed by gigs in L.A. and Orange County later in the Spring.
Soapbox Standards is available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/