Sounds From The Other City

April 26, 2016

5 Days to Go: Host-age Negotiations

So as some of you may remember last year Sham Bodie held a stage at the infamous New Oxford. Host Ben Tonge was in charge of ‘hosting’ the stage but after 10 hours he was, shall we say, a little worse for wear.

In a desperate attempt to get cover for part of Sham Bodie at Sounds From The Other City, Sham Bodie held a competition to see who might take over for a bit when Ben got sleepy/drunk/sleepy drunk.

We went along to their last event at Soup Kitchen at the start of April to help them choose this host alongside SFTOC performer Jayne Edwards and Mr Tonge himself.

Sham Bodie have created this video so you can see what happened and who we chose.

So, congratulations Mr Fran Canning – we will see you on Sunday!

April 20, 2016

Sham Bodie: Investigative Johnalism: What is Salford?

Before we let them loose on our wonderful city for a second year running those funny guys at Sham Bodie took to the streets of Manchester to ask the public a simple question that has been plaguing the minds of people all over the world. Just what is a Salford?

April 18, 2016

Masquerade Ball

Come one, come all, its the Masquerade Ball.

himHallows has sent us a message to prepare you for May 1st, we hear there will be masks and he wants you to bring one with you, there are rumours of prizes. We encourage you all to get involved…

April 21, 2015



During this year’s SFTOC festival, Costumologists & Faux Queens have been plotting to infect the festival with ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ – an evolving epidemic, transmitting the spirit of P-A-R-T-Y hysteria throughout the day. Through the use of costume, installation, performance and interventions ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ will infectiously take over the festival piece by piece, travelling between venues triggering mayhem and spreading the Delirium further, resulting in a cross contamination of epidemic proportions.

Watch the incredible trailer below. May 3rd is going to be wild.

March 12, 2015

2014 Highlights Video

Check out our highlights video from 2014’s, 10th Birthday celebrations.

This festival was our best yet and im sure you will agree. From the art direction of the Volkov Commanders through to performances from Golden Teacher, Thomas Truax, Adult Jazz, PINS & Bernard & Edith amongst many many more. PLUS we had the Skinny Secret Sessions, our own brew from First Chop called TOC AND our first ever record fair.