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Bad Lieutenant formed in 2007 with New Order's Bernard Sumner (guitar and vocals) alongside Phil Cunningham (guitar) and Jake Evans (guitar and vocals). The live band will include Stephen Morris on drums and Tom Chapman on bass.
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"Silverclub combine all the best bits of pop, rock, dance and electronica, drag it down the local disco and tie it up with a shiny, techno bow tie." Dangerous Minds Silverclub have received comparisons to everyone from LCD Soundsystem to Can and Metronomy, whilst drawing influences from the likes of Herbert and Matthew Dear. Since packed shows at Manchester's Dancehouse Theatre around the turn of the year they've been working on new material, reworking a live set with no pause for breath, focused firmly on the dancefloor where broken disco grooves meet alt-pop sensibilities. Silverclub are : Duncan Edward Jones – Vox, Guitars, Programming. Henrietta Smith-Rolla – Synths, Vox Gareth Carbery – Programming, Turntables, FX, Synths Ian ‘Budgie’ Jones – Drums
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The See See
Folk and psyche project from Richard Olson (The Eighteenth Day Of May).
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From the unlikely beginning of a toilet paper factory in Wakefield to touring the world and notching up three Top 10 albums in the UK, The Cribs are masters of addictive, wiry indie pop suss. Since 2002 the Yorkshire men have produced passionate anti-hipster anthems including ‘Men's Needs’, ‘Mirror Kissers’ and ‘Hey Scenesters!’.
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A three-piece punk rock band from Paisley, Scotland.
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The Answering Machine
Manchester based indie group heavily influenced by The Strokes.
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The Charlatans are one of the most successful bands around, having had 3 Number one albums and numerous top 30 singles. They have had to overcome many setbacks over their 20+ years career and yet still remain a major force in today's music industry. They have never courted media hype but yet consistently sell out venues all across Europe unlike many of their peers who have fallen by the wayside. The band that never sold out and never considered nostalgia as a career path - they truly are one of the last great bands. Expect something truly special live.
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Howard Marks was a raconteur and ex-international drug smuggler. Notorious for his audacious exploits in the '70s and '80s, Howard avoided the grasp of international law enforcement for two decades, while building one of the biggest smuggling rings in history. The law finally caught up with Howard in 1988, whereby he served out 7 years of a 25 year sentence, before being released in 1995. He died in April 2016.
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Frontman with Manchester indie gods The Charlatans, Tim also performs solo gigs playing a mix of old favourites and new tunes. A busy man, he is also an in-demand DJ playing a heady mix of northern soul, funk and indie when behind the decks. Tim has also turned writer, publishing his well-received biographies 'Telling Stories' and 'Tim Book Two'.
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