• 08
  • 05
  • 2024
  • 07.30
  • pm

Hey! Manchester presents The Buffalo Skinners w/ Pip Fluteman + Henrio

Please note this is an 18+ event

In their thirteenth year together as The Buffalo Skinners, 2024 marks an exciting new chapter for Peter (guitar and vocals) and James (violin and vocals). Fellow founding member Lawrence Menard is back in the fold on accordion, keys and electric guitar, and with new members Clare Quinn, David Haynes and Becca Philip on bass, drums and backing vocals respectively – the band now find themselves fully submerged in a lively electric sound that they’d only previously dipped their toes into on tracks like Monkey On Your Back. A successful spring 2023 tour announced the band’s return to live performances after a four-year hiatus.


The Buffalo Skinners’ adventures have taken them all over (USA, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway) and they’ve performed at some of the most renowned music festivals in the UK (Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tramlines, Deer Shed). Their music has earned the attention, air-play and esteem of many high profile BBC radio DJs including Steve Lamacq, Bob Harris, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long, Paul Jones and Dermot O’Leary.


Their new album Picking Up What You’re Putting Down is out in March 2024.

‘Their music is painted vividly across a broad canvas, using a palette that draws easily from traditional folk and rock ’n’ roll’ – God Is In the TV

‘They just got the crowd going and had a roaring reception. Astonishing’ – Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

Main support comes from Pip Fluteman. ‘I first met Pip in a crazy apartment full of musicians in Berlin. He seemed good-humoured, well-travelled and poetic. He was hanging out in that apartment as much as I was, but we never crossed paths until then. We talked about Manchester United and The La’s, and sang some songs together we both knew from various indie bands from the UK. When he started singing, it was apparent he wasn’t just some old callous-shouldered session singer, the creativity in his performance style and dynamic control, with all the heart that the most significant songwriters out there are tapping into. I went home and listened to his music and have been a fan ever since. For me, the thing that makes him stand out is his attention to form. He always stays true to the hook, and his songs remain poetic and intriguing while staying within the frame of modern pop music.’ – Ashley Watson, The Ocelots.


Opening the show is Henrio. Henrio is the artistic name of the Catalan singer-songwriter and producer Enric Verdaguer who, after living in Liverpool for the last four years crafting his art and having released an EP, Help me understand, in May 2022, took a bigger step with the release of his debut album Somewhere, Sometimes last January.


The album, written in English and Catalan, originates from the return to the country of origin. Through these ten folk-driven songs, the artist explores a wide range of emotions coming from the self-identification as a wanderer, a nomad, from the lacking sense of belonging drawing inspiration from Nick Drake, Big Thief, Father John Misty, Andy Shauf or Blake Mills.

Previously, in 2015, the singer-songwriter had released Moonstruck (Música Global, 2015) under his own name Enric Verdaguer, touring and playing on the main stages of Catalonia before taking a break and moving to the UK, where he graduated in Songwriting and Production at LIPA, the university founded by Paul McCartney in Liverpool.