A WIRRAL musician has been chosen as headline act for an evening of music, drink and food at Manchester's Victoria Baths later this month.

Louisa Roach – aka She Drew the Gun – is at the venue on Saturday, April 20.

She draws acclaim for both her music and the spirit of rebellion carried through songs that rally against injustice and take you beyond fuzzy psych-pop.

Louisa, from Birkenhead, began by playing solo gigs around Liverpool, whilst studying in the city as a mature student and quickly caught the attention of The Coral's James Skelly who she began working with her on her debut album, recruiting band members along the way.

Winners of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition (2016), BBC Radio 6 Music top ten album (2018), multiple UK tours and three albums with singles consistently play listed by BBC6 Music are all part of She Drew The Gun’s back story.

Bringing main stage performance experience from Glastonbury and Blue Dot to the intimate setting of Victoria Baths make this a must see gig.

As intimate settings go there are none more spectacular than those offered by the Grade II* listed Victoria Baths.

Supporting will be Manchester’s The Redroom, renowned for a blend of alt-indie, blues, jazz and psychedelic rock and the vocals of Jess Lewis. There will also be a special a performance by SHE Choir Mcr.

Victoria Baths bar will open from 7pm serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus savoury bar snacks.

Pop up street food of the steamed buns, spring rolls and savoury dumplings variety will be on offer from Dim Sum Su, Wholesome Junkies will be cooking up their legendary vegan burgers, dogs and wings and Exclusive Scoop will be serving delicious ice creams and crepes.

Tickets for Victoria Baths Presents…She Drew The Gun are £20 (plus booking fee) and can be booked here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/victoria-baths/victoria-baths-presents-she-drew-the-gun/e-mdqvve. This is an over 18s event.

All proceeds help to support the work of Victoria Baths Trust, which oversees the upkeep of the Grade II* listed building and ensures that it remains open as a cultural venue for the benefit of the community.

Located in South Manchester, it was designed as a prestigious Baths complex by Manchester’s first City Architect, Henry Price, and opened by Manchester Corporation in 1906. 

The Baths closed in 1993 and local people have been working ever since to save and re-purpose it for the continuing benefit of the community. 

Run by a charitable trust, Victoria Baths is now a vibrant events space, providing an annual season of cultural and recreational events in a heritage setting. 

Funders including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund, Historic England, and the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 

The Volunteer Team was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2019. In 2020 Victoria Baths won the UK Heritage Award for Best Wedding Venue. Victoria Baths is a founding member of Historic Pools of Britain.

For further information visit www.victoriabaths.org.uk.