ACOUSTIC music NIGHT, The Victoria Inn, Market Street, Westhoughton, open mic. Hosted by the Nick Jackson Band

WITCHWOOD, 152 Old Street, Ashton-U-Lyne. Details 0161 330 5028.

QUAYS THEATRE, The Lowry, Salford Quays. Ring 0161 876 2000.

BAND ON THE WALL, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Ticket hot-line 0161 237 5554.

THE GLOBE, Egerton. Buskers Ball. Open Mic session hosted by Alec Martin. Every Thursday. Starts 8pm. Admission free. Ring 527414.

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester. Box office 0161 907 5278/9.

Lostock ARMS, Lostock Junction Lane, Lostock -- Buskers Ball. Open Mic session hosted by Alec Martin. Every Monday 8pm. Admission free. 01204 527414.

MANCHESTER ACADEMY, Oxford Road, Manchester. 0161 832 1111.

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, West Street, Oldham. Box Office 0161 911 4072.

ROYTON ASSEMBLY HALL, Market Square, Royton, Oldham. Box Office 0161 911 4072.

HILLTOPS SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, Hill Lane, Blackrod. Members notice. Budding musicians come and play your own arrangements and compositions, Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm. Free and Easy with organist and drummer fronted by Norman, ex-Wigan Railway Club. Every Saturday night, 8pm. Details 01204 692702.

THE ANTELOPE, Manchester Road, Kearsley. Details 01204 707481.

CLUB MISTRY, Derby Street, Bolton. Details 01204 524695.

ROCHDALE TRANSPORT CLUB, Baron Street, Rochdale. Details 01706 646070.

ROCHDALE RUGBY CLUB, Moorgate Avenue, Rochdale. Details 01706 646863.

THE WATERMILLOCK, Crompton Way, Bolton. Live music every Saturday from 7.30pm. Tel Bolton 591798.

CITY HOTEL, Eskrick Street, Halliwell.

FARMERS ARMS, Chorley Street, Bolton.

LIFE CAFE, Peter Street, Manchester. Tel 0161 832 1111.

PIGEON CLUB, Bridgeman Street, off Manchester Road. Tel 528323.

MOSES GATE, Bolton Road, Farnworth. Tel 576278.

PRESTON GUILD HALL, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel 01772 258858.

GREEN ROOM, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel 0161 950 5777.

THE MET, Market Street, Bury. Ring 0161 761 2216.

BURNLEY MECHANICS, Manchester Road, Burnley. Details 01282 664411.

BEEHIVE, Horwich. Live music. Every Friday. Starts 9pm. Tel 692104.

BAROC CAFE BAR, Halliwell Road, Bolton. Tel Bolton 847300.

HORWICH RMI CLUB, Chorley New Road, Horwich. Details 01204 468395.

GYPSY'S TENT, Deansgate, Bolton.

PEEL HALL, THE CRESCENT, SALFORD. Details 0161 295 3231.

BULLS HEAD, Bury Road, Breightmet.

ROSE AND CROWN, Bury Road, Edgworth, Bolton, Saturdays, live entertainment.

THE LAMB, Blackburn Road, Bolton, Saturdays, live entertainment.

ST GREGORY'S SOCIAL CLUB, Church St, Farnworth, live cabaret, open the box and bingo on Sundays.

THE BROOKLYN, Green Lane, Bolton. Sundays, live entertainment.

BOLTON CRICKET CLUB, Green Lane, Bolton.

MANCHESTER ACADEMY, Oxford Road, Manchester.Tel 0161 275 2930.

NIGHT AND DAY, Oldham Street, Manchester. Tel 0161 236 1822/4597.

THE ROADHOUSE, Newton St, Manchester. Tel 0161 237 9789.

HAWTHORNS, Spa Road, Bolton. Tel Bolton 388322.


HOWCROFT INN, Pool Street, Bolton. Acoustic Nights second and fourth Tuesday every month. Tel 526814.

EMPRESS BALLROOM, Town Hall Street, Blackburn. Tel 07720 194 135.

BAR CUBA, 45 Pickford Street, Macclesfield. Ring 01625 669944.

LYRIC THEATRE, The Lowry, Salford Quays.