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Raise The Roof For Homelessness: Courteeners, Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Sunta Templeton
A special mix of the biggest and most influential bands and artists from across the city region are coming together to tackle homelessness and raise money for A Bed Every Night.
‘Raise the Roof’ takes place at the O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester, in Stretford, on the evening of Friday May 24. The concert will be headlined by the Courteeners; with Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield, Dr John Cooper Clarke and Radio X presenter and DJ Sunta Templeton completing the line-up. A host of other surprise guests from sport, TV and comedy will also be taking part.
To apply for 2 tickets text RAISE to 84988. A voluntary donation of £10 from every text goes straight to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity supporting A Bed Every Night. You have got until noon on the 3rd May to apply. Please do not apply after this time as your entry will not count but you will still be charged. Standard network rates apply, you need to be 16 or over and have the bill payer’s permission to enter. Those attending the concert need to be 16 or over. Entries are capped at 4 per mobile number. To opt out of donating text CANCEL within 30 minutes.
Please visit raisetheroofgm.co.uk/ for more information.
Manchester's Courteeners both look and sound as though they've come straight out of another time and place, and yet, somehow, are bang up to date. Think Babyshambles meets The Smiths and you'll be somewhere close to their gritty, electrifying sound. 'NME strongly advises that you do put your life in the hands of this rock 'n' roll band'.
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Blossoms are a mosaic five piece formed in Stockport, comprising of Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock. Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest) musical export.
"Manchester's Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that's steeped in classic British pop songwriting" - NME
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Wordsmith Bugzy Malone is fast developing a reputation as one of the UK's brightest talents. Dubbed ‘The Evil Genius’, Bugzy has amassed a loyal fanbase through the heart felt lyrics and knock out delivery displayed in his latest mixtape ‘The Journal Of An Evil Genius.’
Attributing his unrivalled focus and work-rate to his former boxing past, Bugzy’s scrupulous attention to detail makes him the unique artist he is today. His involvement in his videos, merchandise and image as well as music makes Bugzy the perfect fully rounded modern day artist.
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Lisa's career has now spanned over four decades. Topping the charts globally with the single ‘All Around The World’, the Grammy nominated, multi BRIT, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner from Rochdale can boast sales of over 20 million records and a string of international top 10 hits including Change, All Woman and Someday. Lisa continues delivering the soul and R&B that she is known for.
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Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the '70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement and he toured with all the seminal bands, from The Sex Pistols to The Clash, until he soon began to draw large crowds in his own right.
John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture. His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as Plan B and the Arctic Monkeys.
As well as his regular TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, John also host 6 Music shows and his own BBC Radio 4 Show 'John Cooper Clarke Live at the BBC'.
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