Friday Night Live @ Square Chapel: Casino Havana, Ellie Telford Band, Matt McClenan

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    02 Feb

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    Copper Auditorium

    Square Chapel
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    Doors open

Friday Night Live @ Square Chapel is a platform for emerging and local musicians to showcase their talents and a chance for audiences to see them in our intimate Copper Auditorium before they blow up and hit the big time.

This month’s line-up:

Matt McClenan – Finding his feet on the Manchester music scene, Matt provides a unique and nostalgic sound which blends genres of alt-rock and folk. With an emphasis on emotive lyrics and sing-along melodies, Matt’s band Kaleiders released their self-produced debut album at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and released a subsequent EP Motorway Saints the following year. If you are a fan of Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem or The Menzingers, then this is not a set that you will want to miss.

Ellie Telford Band – Ellie Telford writes poetic yet relatable lyrics. Based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Ellie fuses her distinctive vocals with intricate guitar parts and rhythmic percussion to create a melodic soft rock vibe. Telford’s band are travelling from Liverpool to accompany her at Square Chapel. Influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Laura Marling, and Paolo Nutini, Ellie promises an energetic show.

Casino Havana – Writing punchy drums, heavy riffs, and poetic ‘tell it how it is’ lyrics, this up-and-coming five-piece band from West Yorkshire has gained a quick following from their energetic live shows, international fan base, and their work with Abbey Road Studios.

*Secret Message* – Casino Havana are releasing their EP on this date, it won’t be a show to miss

Doors – 19:30
Matt McClenan – 20:00
Interval – 20:30
Ellie Telford Band – 20:50
Interval – 21:20
Casino Havana – 21:40
Finish approx. – 22:10
14+ only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Standing gig.


  • You can access this space from our main entrance at the front of the building, the doors to this space are on the same level.
  • The space is usually used as our cinema and studio theatre performances.
  • This is a seated and standing space, depending on the performance.
  • There are two access seats in our Copper space.
  • To access the toilets you need to use the lift from the foyer to the ground floor where you will find our access toilet, baby changing facility and a Changing Places facility. There is also a private lift towards the back of the space where a member of staff would need to accompany you.
  • We have two parking spaces at the front of our building (just outside the Southgate entrance of The Piece Hall) and two spaces down the side of our building just off Square Road. These spaces are available for Square Chapel customers and you must book spaces in advance of your visit, and display a blue badge.
  • Booking the access parking spaces means you will enter the building from our stage door area and will need to use the lift to take you to the foyer, kitchen, bar and Copper space.
  • Blue badge holders can reserve a parking space by emailing details of the car reg, make, model, colour, name of the owner, and date of time of performance attending. Email
Copper Auditorium
  • Performance Time: 8:00PM

  • Age Suitability & Warning: 14+

  • Accessibility: Find out more >