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The Nile Rodgers Experience!

On 11th and 12th November 2011, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) was in Manchester, appearing at two very different events. The first was an interview with Dave Haslam at…

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Roachford @The Academy

Last night Roachford played the Academy 3, on the second floor of the Manchester University Union building on Oxford Road. I arrived just as the main set began…

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Off the radar… Out in the sticks…

The current Chimp Magazine (Oct 2011) contains a short interview with John Foxx, who is performing at Manchester Academy on Friday 21st October 2011. I remember learning that…

Lancashire Rose, John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent

The Stone Roses made some middle-aged people very happy today, by announcing that they will play Heaton Park in June 2012. Stone roses are common in Manchester, because…

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Jez Kerr

Last month, Jez Kerr, the lead singer and bass player of A Certain Ratio, released a new album “Numb Mouth Eat Waste” under his own name; I went…

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A Conversation with Basil Clarke

Basil Clarke possesses an outstandingly beautiful singing voice; he’s also a very fine songwriter. Why he isn’t a global superstar is a total mystery to me. His song…

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Eye Candy – Magda Archer

Concerning ‘Crazy Mad’ by Magda Archer @ The Cornerhouse The short journey on foot from UMIST multi-storey car-park to The Cornerhouse with my four kids was as stupidly…

City Life No.11, May-June 1984, page 17

Simply Red Trivia

It’s generally well known that Mick Hucknall was in a band called The Frantic Elevators before he formed Simply Red. However I was surprised to see that he…

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Roy Ayers & Pete Rock BOTW

Roy Ayers Vibes and Voice Pete Rock Beats and Rhymes John Pressley Voice and Percussion Ray Gaskins Sax The Band On The Wall website said “…promises to be…

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Danny Henry

Danny the Dancer is an unsung hero of the Manchester club scene; he’s been an inspiration on club dance-floors for decades, although he doesn’t go clubbing much these…

Oasis fans Manchester 2005 www.the-rebel-alliance.com

Like Footy Team Spirit

Concerning Manc Lad Bands Take That were marketed to the gay community before they were scooped up by the girls but, more often, Manchester boy bands have been…

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Sisters of Transistors

“Are there any tickets left for that Graham Massey thing?” Graham Massey is a local celebrity, having been in 808 State and worked with Bjork on her solo…