Four piece band from Manchester playing the best alternative post punk new wave. Known for high energy gigs Bax Rafter have a fantastic authentic sound with keyboards and an impressive DMX light show to match.


"Wow! Wow! Wow! Tonight has been blooming brilliant. I feel 15 again. Bax Rafter you sounded flipping awesome."

"My first time seeing you tonight and, b'jeezus you tore it up! What a setlist! Where can you listen to songs like these live on a neet out these days? Nope, didn't think so, only here. Check 'em out!"

"The music seems to go beyond being merely music, I felt a powerful energy. You guys are tight, tight, tight!"

"Go check these guys out, they really are what being in a band and being in an audience is all about - noise, grunge, energy, musicianship"

"Great Manchester covers band covering some equally amazing tracks. Never fail to impress"

"Great band, do more than just music, they put on a show, thanks guys. Highly recommended, go and see them"

These guys are excellent, if you're in the area go and watch them, you won't be disappointed"

"This is the best thing that has ever been in here, it's like they are working their way through 13 year old Joanne's record collection, it's bloody brilliant! Best gig at Old Courts EVER!"


A Forest - The Cure
Always The Sun - The Stranglers
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
Are 'Friends' Electric? - Gary Numan
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Cars - Gary Numan
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis Costello
The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
Down In The Park - Tubeway Army
Electricity - OMD
Enola Gay - OMD
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Hangin' Around - The Stranglers
I Die You Die - Gary Numan
I'm Bored - Iggy Pop
In Between Days - The Cure
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen
Light Pours Out Of Me - Magazine
Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
Me, I Disconnect From You - Tubeway Army
Metal - Tubeway Army
Nice and Sleazy - The Stranglers
No More Heroes - The Stranglers
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
Peaches - The Stranglers
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
Reward - Teardrop Explodes
Rise - PiL
Shot By Both Sides - Magazine
Skin Deep - The Stranglers
Something Better Change - The Stranglers
Song From Under The Floorboards - Magazine
Straighten Out - The Stranglers
The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
This Wreckage - Gary Numan
True Faith - New Order
Watching The Detectives – Elvis Costello
We Are Glass - Gary Numan


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