Beck Pocket

mjf @ First Street (ask Garden Stage)

Viv Griffin bass, voice / Samantha Baxter guitar / Jasper Clarke keyboards / Louis Reilly drums 

Beck Pocket melds left-field pop with electronic dance, sprinkling influences from disco and glitch to jazz and breakbeat. Former mjf soundcheck artist Viv Griffin and Jasper Clarke formed the project whilst studying music in Manchester. Both sharing writing and producing duties and seeing electronica through a live musician’s lens, the duo layer lush synths over relentlessly groovy bass, whilst discussing change, growing up and nostalgia.

Since releasing their first single in July 2022, the duo has played multiple venues across Manchester such as Band on the Wall, Aviva Studios and 33 Oldham Street. Beck Pocket’s set at mjf2024 will see them at their most experimental, combining instrumental and electronic improvisation, whilst sprinkling in their new music set to be released in the first half of this year.

The Ask Garden Stage is proudly sponsored by Ask Real Estate.


Click here to download the mjf2024 festival leaflet

Date: friday 17 may

Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Price: Free admission, no ticket required

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