Nile Marr

Nile Marr is a singer, songwriter and guitar player who performs under the name Man Made.

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2014

Clash – Premiere: Man Made – ‘TV Broke My Brain’ – 16 September 2014

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October Tour

Bliss Magazine – Nile Marr – 14 September 2014 (Page 40)

When I was a kid, my favourite record was Desire by Bob Dylan. It was the only CD I ever had on. It was given to me by my mum’s friend when I was really little and it just stayed with me. I used to fall asleep to it every night. I probably did that for about seven years.

Bliss Magazine, 2014

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Scott Strange, Nile Marr and Callum Rogers – Counterfeit Magazine

Man MadeXFM Xposure – The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK – 13 September 2014

BBC Three – Reading + Leeds – August 2014
‘TV Broke My Brain’ and ‘Nobody’s Dreaming’ live video, plus photos from Reading

Man MadeReading Festival – BBC Introducing – Reading, UK – 24 August 2014
Man MadeLeeds Festival – BBC Introducing – Leeds, UK – 22 August 2014

Counterfeit Magazine – Man Made – August 2014

Man Made are a rising Manchester based three piece, taking inspiration from the vast canon of music to have come from their hometown.
After putting their first track on the Uploader in June, the band have received support from BBC Introducing in Manchester. Their songs feature a blend of calm, spacious vocals, layered over solid drums and jangling guitars.

BBC, 2014

Man MadeBlue Cat Cafe – Manchester, UK – 4 July 2014
Man MadeThe Castle Hotel – Manchester, UK – 24 June 2014

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Man MadeDada – Sheffield, UK – 4 June 2014
Man MadeBlue Cat Cafe – Stockport, UK – 31 May 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 28 May 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 22 May 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 17 May 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 8 May 2014
Man MadeBlue Cat Cafe – Stockport, UK – 31 April 2014

Man MadeBlue Cat Cafe – Stockport, UK – 26 April 2014
Man MadeGullivers – Manchester, UK – 24 April 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 20 April 2014
Free Show
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 12 April 2014
Man Made photos by Trust A Fox Photography
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 9 April 2014
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Residency – Manchester, UK – 5 April 2014
Man MadeThe Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK – 30 March 2014
Support for Howler
Man MadeBlue Cat Cafe – Stockport, UK – 28 March 2014

New Reviews – Introducing: Man Made by A Gordon, photos by Amanda J Window – 28 March 2014

Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – 27 March 2014
Opening for Denis Jones
Setlist: ‘TV Broke My Brain’, ‘Plastic Key To Living’, ‘Don’t Thank God’, ‘Raining In My Head’, ‘Nobody’s Dreaming’ and ‘All Mine’

ManMade

Four Culture – REVIEW: Man Made’s TV Broke My Brain – April 2014
Mills Record Company – Man Made aka Nile Marr and His New Soundcloud Album TV Broke My Brain by Sean Malone – 28 March 2014

MAN MADE – TV Broke My Brain (album) – 19 March 2014

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HabitusVideo by Kristen Lozano – March 2014
Movement and dance video with original music by Man Made

Habitus from Kristen Lozano on Vimeo.

2013

Meredith Sheldon – Support for Johnny Marr on his UK and US Tours – 4 October through 26 November 2013
Meredith Sheldon on vocals and guitar with Nile Marr on vocals and guitar
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Photo by Reuben Hastings

SKY LARKIN – Motto (album) – 16 September 2013
Katie Harkin vocals/guitar/keyboards, Nile Marr guitar, Sam Pryor bass and Nestor Matthew drums

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The Guardian – Johnny Marr: soundtrack of my life by Craig McLean – 29 June 2013
“The former Smiths guitarist on his love for Chic, bonding with Morrissey over Bob and Marcia and the raw power of the Stooges”

The Record That Gave My Son Nile His Name: Chic-ism, Chic (1992)
My sister turned me on to Chic when their first album came out, in 1977, and I couldn’t believe quite what I was hearing. So much is made of Nile Rodgers’s distinct rhythm sound that it’s ignoring the incredibly beautiful thing that he does: the chord changes with his left hand. That’s what I fell in love with on ‘I Want Your Love’ and (Sister Sledge’s) ‘Lost in Music’. He was a hero not just as a guitar player but because he worked on lots and lots of projects – and it seemed like no one gave him shit for it! So he was someone I related to, and still do. And it so happened that they reconvened and put out Chic-ism just before my son was born… And now that Nile Rodgers and I are friends, and he and my son are friends, it’s worked out very well. And Nile Rodgers calls my son his soul son.

The Guardian, 2013

MacAskill’s Imaginate – Six-part series – starts 16 April 2013
Directed by Mike Christie with music by Ian Masterson and Nile Marr
“Imaginate is a new six-part series that will take you inside Danny MacAskill’s mind as he prepared for his most ambitious project so far.”


‘Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate Series’ – Trailer

JOHNNY MARRThe Messenger (album) – 25 February (UK) and 26 February (US) 2013
Nile Marr – guitar on ‘European Me’ (atmosphere) and ‘New Town Velocity’ (left side picking and solo)


‘European Me’


‘New Town Velocity’

2012

Man MadeThe Vaults – Southsea Fest – Portsmouth, UK – 15 September 2012

Tom LangfordMan Made (Nile Marr) – Pie & Vinyl Instore 28/07/12 by Tom Langford – 1 August 2012
Review and photos

Man MadePie & Vinyl – Portsmouth, UK – 28 July 2012
Man MadeTramlines – Sheffield Cathedral – Sheffield, UK – 21 July 2012
Man MadeTramlines – Frog and Parrot – Sheffield, UK – 21 July 2012

 

Nile MarrDaredevils: Life On The Edge – Channel 4 – 2 July 2012
Extreme sports film with music written by Nile Marr and Ian Masterson
Exposed – Nile Marr Interview by Rob Barker, photos by Timm Cleasby and video by Mark Bull – 29 June 2012
“When Nile Marr talks about how his songs are only completed when they’re given over to audiences, you get the feeling this is where his carried-on-the-wind love of touring springs from.”


‘All Mine’ – Video from ExposedMagSheff


‘Plastic Key to Living’ – from ExposedMagSheff

‘Plastic Key To Living’. It’s a lot of fun. I’ve been aching to record that co I don’t even have a demo of it. I wrote it, then just gigged it but I’ve never recorded it. There’s another track that’s gonna be on the EP that’s pretty new. I wrote that the day before I went on tour, when I was supposed to be rehearsing. That’s from late January.

Exposed, 2012

Man MadeSuyra – London, UK – 4 June 2012
Opened for The Jess Roberts Band along with Jack Tyson Charles, Matinee and DJS – Free Show
The Line Of Best FitRen Harvieu + Nile Marr – St Pancras Old Church – 31 May 2012
Photos by Anthony Keiler
Man MadeSt Pancras Old Church – London, UK – 30 May 2012
Opened for Ren Harvieu


‘Plastic Key To Living’ – Video from steveatgigs

Man MadeReykjavik Music Mess – Reykjavik, Iceland – 26 and 27 May 2012
The Reykjavik GrapevineThe International Up-And-Comer: Man Made by Bob Cluness – 25 May 2012

Niles Marr, who performs under the moniker Man Made, is one of the foreign acts appearing at this year’s Reykjavík Music Mess. Born into a heady rock pedigree (his father is guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Modest Mouse), he’s performed with the likes of Broken Social Scene and Bright Eyes. With one EP under his belt, he’s looking to see if 2012 will be his year.

The Reykjavik Grapevine

RAS 2Sarpurinn – Iceland Radio interview/video with Virkir Morgnar – 25 May 2012
Played ‘Happiness (We’re All Invited)’

Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made – 10 – 22 April 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 9 – 15 April 2012

The Sun Came OutThe Making Of The Album 7 Worlds Collide (dvd) – 12 April 2012
Film by Mark Brown-Simon documenting the recording of the album and the live performances at The Powerstation, Auckland in January 2009 – Includes the 2001 7 Worlds Collide film featuring 26 songs performed live onstage with commentary and behind the scenes footage
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 8 – 10 April 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 7 – 1 April 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 6 – 25 March 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 5 – 18 March 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 4 – 11 March 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 3 – 4 March 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 2 – 26 February 2012
Rotten Peanut Gallery presents: Man Made 1 – 18 February 2012
“Journey into the world of Man Made through Rotten Peanut Gallery radio shows”

Clixie Live Review: Howler (The Lexington, 06/06/12) by Katy Hoey – 13 February 2012

Performing tracks from his self titled EP (Man Made), he looked both comfortable and confident as a musician whilst also showing a loveable sense of vulnerability through his heartfelt lyrics. As the venue began to reach capacity it was unsurprisingly the teenage girls dominating the front of the venue as they looked on lovingly at the man himself as he sang of both love and heartache.

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Man MadeComet – Berlin, Germany – 11 February 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeAB Club @ Ancienne Belgiq – Brussels, Belgium – 9 February 2012
Supported Howler


‘Happiness (We’re All Invited)’ – Video from waitingforthewinter

Man MadeLa Fleche d’Or – Paris, France – 8 February 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeThe Lexington – Islington, UK – 6 February 2012
Supported Howler along with France Camp
Man MadeThe Temple at the HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK – 5 February 2012
Supported Howler along with France Camp
Man MadeKing Tuts Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK – 4 February 2012
Supported Howler along with Jack Townes
Man MadeThe Cockpit Leeds – Leeds, UK – 3 February 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeThe Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – 1 February 2012
Supported Howler along with Bandoliers
Man MadeThe Bodega – Nottingham, UK – 31 January 2012
Supported Howler along with France Camp
Man MadeThe Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK – 30 January 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeThe Bowery – Sheffield, UK – 29 January 2012
Supported Howler – Free event

Abacuspost“Live Review” Howler + Zulu Winter + Man Made, London XOYO, 26.01.11 – 28 January 2012

Man MadeBuffalo Bar – Cardiff, UK – 27 January 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeXOYO – London, UK – 26 January 2012
Supported Howler along with Zulu Winter
Man MadeJoiners – Southampton, UK – 25 January 2012
Supported Howler
Man MadeThe Green Door Store – Brighton, UK – 24 January 2012
Supported Howler along with The Gaa Gaas


Video from Con Chrisoulis

Gold Flake PaintLive Review//Howler by Tomas Dickinson – 24 January 2012
Uber RockMan Made – Man Made EP (Trussed Recordings) CD Review by Russ P – 23 January 2012

Man MadeLouisiana – Bristol, UK – 23 January 2012
Supported Howler
Killing Moon LimitedInterview: Man Made – 15 January 2012
Interview with songs and videos

2011

Man MadeAcademy 2 – Birmingham, UK – 10 December 2011
Supported Lemonheads and Meredith Sheldon
Man MadePlug – Sheffield, UK – 8 December 2011
Supported Lemonheads and Meredith Sheldon
Man MadeAcademy 2 – Liverpool, UK – 7 December 2011
Supported Lemonheads and Meredith Sheldon

Killing Moon LimitedTrack Of The Day: Man Made ‘Slow Dance’ – 7 December 2011

These strong-yet-gentle vocals compliment a spooky and surrounding guitar sound that is as melodic as it is captivating, with the tones resonating in your brain long after you’ve stopped listening, drawing on influences such as Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice – you can’t help but wonder what it would be like with a full-on band belting out more beefed-up version of this dude’s songs, and then just as quickly realise that maybe they weren’t meant to be interfered with in such an elaborate way.

Killing Moon Limited

Man MadeThe Bowery – Sheffield, UK – 30 November 2011
Man MadeThe Garage – Islington, UK – 16 November 2011
Supported Howler
Man MadeThe Leadmill – Sheffield, UK – 14 November 2011
Man MadeShakespeares – Sheffield, UK – 25 October 2011
Supported The Campbell Apartment
Man Made SOYO – Sheffield, UK – 24 October 2011

Nile demonstrates an ear for catchy listenable melodies in ‘Worth It’ and ‘Plastic Key To Living’ and his guitar work throughout is fascinating, he uses loop pedals and effects to create a big sound.

The Sheffield Scenester

Man MadeOxJam 2011 – Night & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – 22 October 2011

MAN MADEMan MadeiTunes – 24 September 2011

The ep cover of Man Made with a young child lying on the floor.

Man MadeBrudenell Social Club
Supported Junip featuring Jose Gonzalez
Played “Don’t Thank God’, ‘Brilliant Shades of Grey’, ‘Slowdance’, ‘Always Worth It’, ‘Our Angels’, ‘Do Your Worst’ and ‘Happiness We’re All Invited’
Nile Marr with Clint BoonXFM – 3 August 2011
Interview and World Exclusive Radio Broadcast of Man Made’s new Ep
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Man MadeXOYO – London, UK – 28 July 2011
Supported Pajama Club
Man MadeO2 Academy – Bristol, UK – 27 July 2011
supported Pajama Club
Man MadeTramlines – Sheffield City Centre – Sheffield, UK – 22 and 23 July 2011
Man MadeGlee Club – Birmingham, UK – 20 July 2011
Supported Pajama Club
Man MadeOran Mor – Glasgow, UK – 19 July 2011
Supported Pajama Club


‘Happiness (We’re All Invited”) – Video from MrWinklepickers

Man MadeLatitude ’11 – Henham Park Estate, Beccles – Suffolk, UK – 16 July 2011

It was an early start for some, as Nile Marr, otherwise known as Man Made performed his ambient folk tunes to a modest but keen crowd at 11am. Marr is from Manchester and offered a beautiful collection of super listenable love songs that sounded fit to soundtrack an indie TV show. His lingering guitar melodies were as impressive as his gold sequinned jacket which Marr joked had ‘risen earlier than me this morning’. The easygoing tone of this performance was perfect to lift and soothe the dampened spirits due to the torrential rain that was already hammering down. Man Made has played with Broken Social Scene and is set to release debut material this summer.

Latitude 2011

Man Made with Bright EyesManchester Academy – Manchester, UK – 14 July 2011
Encore cameo with Bright Eyes
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – 30 June 2011
Man MadeNight & Day – Manchester, UK – 22 June 2011
Man MadeKing Tuts – Glasgow, Scotland – 9 June 2011
Man MadeCamden Barfly – London, UK – 20 May 2011
Supported Polock and Grand Tour
Man MadeManchester Academy – Manchester, UK – 6 May 2011
Supported The Fortunas
Man MadeNight & Day – Manchester, UK – 5 May 2011
Supported Fight Like Apes
Man MadeAAA – London, UK – 28 April 2011
Man MadeNight & Day – Manchester, UK – 19 April 2011
Man MadeNight & Day – Manchester, UK – 7 April 2011
Man MadeNight & Day- Manchester, UK – 31 March 2011
Johnny Marr with Ronnie Wood and Nile MarrThe Naked Foundation 5th Anniversary Gala – The Empire Room – Moscow, Russia – 24 March 2011
Photos by Timofey Kolesnikov
Man MadeNight and Day – Manchester, UK – 16 March 2011
Man MadeSound Control – Manchester, UK – 11 March 2011
Supported Buffalo Tom
Man MadeDingwalls – London, UK – 10 March 2011
Man MadeRelentless Garage – London, UK – 9 March 2011
Man MadeNight & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – 15 February 2011


‘Slowdance’ – Video from ManManProject

2010

Man MadeIslington Mills – Manchester, UK – 17 December 2010
Nile Marr with Broken Social SceneKoko – London, UK – 15 November 2010
Nile Marr played on ‘Anthem For A Seventeen Year Old Girl’
Johnny Marr played with Broken Social Scene the night before in Leeds.


‘Anthem For A Seventeen Year Old Girl’ – Video from Tearswillmultiply

Johnny Marr with Crowded House
Nile Marr played guitar with Connan Mockasin, Elroy Finn and Nick Harsant and opened for Crowded House


‘Faking Jazz Together’ – Video from ToastVillage

2009

7 Worlds CollideThe Sun Came Out(single cd/double cd) – September 2009Guitar/vocals/co-writer – Highlights include ‘Too Blue’, ‘Learn to Crawl’, ‘Red Wine Bottle’ and ‘Run In The Dust’ – Nile Marr plays acoustic guitar on ‘Too Blue’ and sings background vocals on ‘Reptile’

Neil Finn, Jeff Tweedy, Ed O’Brien, Johnny Marr, Phil Selway, Sebastian Steinberg, Lisa Germano, John Stirratt, KT Tunstall, Bic Runga, Sonny Marr, Spencer Tweedy, Elroy Finn, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, Sharon Finn, Liam Finn, Nile Marr, Luke Bullen, Eliza-Jane Barnes, Glen Richards and Don McGlashan

24 songs (13 songs for the single album) were recorded in three weeks at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand


‘You Get Through’ – Video from 7WorldsCollide

Johnny Marr with 7 Worlds CollidePowerstation – Auckland, New Zealand – 5-7 January 2009
Guitar/vocals/harmonica – Highlights include ‘Four Seasons’, ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’, ‘Down On The Corner’, and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

Neil Finn, Jeff Tweedy, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway, Johnny Marr, Bic Runga, Glen Kotche, John Stirratt, Pat Sansone, KT Tunstall, Liam Finn, Nile Marr, Lisa Germano, Sebastian Steinberg, Sonny Marr and Don McGlashan

Nile MarrDeaf Institute – 21 February 2009 (Nile’s 17th birthday)
Supported Strays

2007

Kid 4077Bar Amp – Manchester, UK – 31 August 2007

Kid 4077Bar Amp – Manchester, UK – 1 June 2007
First official solo gig

Designer Magazine Kid 4077 – Nile Marr – May 2007

What was the first song you wrote as a solo artist / band? How is the debut album coming together?
All of my songs were written as a solo artist and then just taken to a band, but I think the first proper song that I wrote was Bethany Joy. And in so a way that’s always going to be one of my favourites. I am currently recording my debut album. I am recording it using my laptop in my bedroom and I’m loving every minute of it. Its just a chance to be creative and express myself. I’m recording every minute I get but school does have a nasty habit of getting in the way. But it’s getting done one way or the other. And right now I’m still exploring what I want to do. And so once its done I don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I do know that I’ll just keep recording my stuff as I write it and see what happens.

Designer Mag

Man Made Project