The A.B.See Of Gentleman Rhyming

The week’s live pick from Team Freshnet’s Manchester correspondent

Now I know I normally bring you a weekday recommendation of a weekend gig in Manchester, but this time flip things around and give a weekend recommendation of a weekday show you should head to.

I reckon some of you will already have had the pleasure of knowing who Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer is, but on for those who haven’t here is why you should make a B line to see him.

A (or Eh) – This is a term that you will be unlikely to hear ever being used by Mr B, as this could be considered bad English. Proper pronunciation is key!

B – Well of course this is his name, but of what does the B stand for? The answer to this is that I don’t know. But I do know for sure you shall B entertained by his own style of Chap-Hop music.

See – His short stay in Manchester will happen on Tuesday (10th) at a classically English boozer called the Lass O’Gowrie.  B there or B square. Let B entertain you!

Mr B’s influences are as follows… De La Soul, Flanders & Swann, Noel Coward and George Formby.

Simon Poole

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  1. Sandra

    I’ve seen the gentleman himself, highly recommend you do the same!

  2. woodmanstone

    Many years ago a man at a record company invited me use my first two influential records as the starting point for a new project. He looked askance when I proffered Noel Coward’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen…” and our relationship was never the same again. Poor fool.

  3. I can highly recommend seeing Mr B live after playing alongside him as Snippet recently.

    He is actually a great singer with fine repartee and songs that had the crowd rocking.

    This chat is well worth venturing out for tonight.

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