Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Track Brewery, Vertical Drinks & Manchester Beer Week presents Eighty Six

This summer marks ten years' since Jeffo, Jif and TC got together and started DJing at Jam Street Cafe in Chorlton. 

When the owner Rik Garner (First Chop Brewing) contacted TC and said 'I want DJ's who play stuff like Shuggie Otis, do you fancy it?'.... he did! and roping in Jif and Jeff they made Jam St their home for the next 6 years and hosted a weekly show on Manchester's Unity FM.

The ten years' since that have seen the addition of Bugged Out! legend Rob Bright who was a regular guest at Jam St. Various residencies have included The Spoon Inn and Outlaw's Yacht Club in Leeds and stints on Unity FM, Purple Radio and our own irregular podcast from Jif basement studio. 

We've had fun doing lots of one off gigs including Aficionado, Electriks bar, regular bank holiday events at The Beagle (our second home) and hosting rooms at IMBC, Brewer's Market, Magic Rock Social and many more.  

We even had a crack at putting a couple of live bands on including Shawn Lee, Nick Ellis Songs for Walter and getting JWalk to play live their first five gig after ten years' apart.

To celebrate this momentous occasion we've got together with Track Brewing and Vertical Drinks to put on a party which also kicks off the opening of Manchester Beer Week. The venue for the party is Track (at the back of Piccadilly Station) it's a brewtap so expect great fresh beer.

At this point we'd like to thank our great friend Tom Clarke (VisualSound) who's designed every poster we've had, (often at the drop of a hat and for no more than some ale and scan)  He's even done a re-up of one of our favourite posters to celebrate. 

We hope you can make it down, it's been a great ten years' and we'd love to celebrate it with as many of our friends as possible, hey. and it's a Friday too!

Here's to the next ten!


  1. Not sure if I can get there, but want to tell you how much I appreciate you all. Many thanks for the years of great listening and introduction to some fab music.

    1. Cheers that's really kind! We've some new shows up, so we're not hanging out head phones up just yet!