Graham Massey

Sunday 2nd June @ the Continental 8.30pm 

Tickets £10 in advance


Graham is a multi-instrument musician, accomplished on keyboards, guitar, drums and Soprano Saxophone and a proponent of experimental jazz-rock. A prolific writer and producer, his rich ability to move between, and blend genres creates a set of wildly free ranging music. 

Graham was a founding member of the seminal and internationally successful electronic group 808 State and his collaboration, remixing and production list reads like a “who’s who” of contemporary music from the past 30 years, including the likes of David Bowie, Quincy Jones, Bjork, Goldfrapp, SMD, Primal Scream, YMO and many others. 

TOOLSHED started as an electronica club in Manchester’s Northern Quarter of the late 90s, playing host to many of the post rave improvisers such as Autechre, Mathew Herbert, Kieren Hebden & Squarepusher. Graham Massey ran the ‘house‘ band made from a revolving line up of local improvisers invited to jam around his computer and vintage synthesiser collection. Twenty years later the project continues the idea with a line-up of some of the North West’s finest musicians performing a special set to be recorded live.

The Festival is sponsored by the Arts Council, the University of Central Lancashire, the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries and the Creative Arts Development Group. We are partners with the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival, the Preston Caribbean Carnival and Making a Mark and we are supported by Preston City Council. (c) 2018 UCLan