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Dave Haslam and special guests at Selfridges Exchange Square.
Join for a series of in conversations and performances with Dave Haslam - legendary DJ, journalist and author for four unique talks with iconic figures from the world of music.
Manchester-based writer/DJ Dave Haslam interviews Cerys Matthews about her life and work. Cerys was the founding member of the band Catatonia, who came to prominence with singles like ‘Mulder and Scully’ (from the number one album ‘International Velvet’).
Since the break-up of the band she has performed with the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, the Manic Street Preachers and Tom Jones, and released solo albums. She has had well documented problems with drugs and alcohol; until Bob Dylan called her and encouraged her to go to rehab. Since then she has made more albums, made her mark as a BBC6Music presenter, and been awarded an MBE for services to music.
Resident at Freedom and Hacienda and host of a weekly XFM show in Manchester. He is also a journalist and author, who has written several books about music, as well as conducting numerous interviews.
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Cerys Matthews first achieved fame as lead singer of the group Catatonia. She had an equally successful parallel solo career duetting with Tom Jones on the perennial classic Baby It's Cold Outside and with Space on The Ballad of Tom Jones, plus three critically acclaimed solo albums Cockahoop, Never Said Goodbye and Don't Look Down. Nowadays you're more likely to find her hosting radio shows on both BBC 6Music (Sunday mornings) and BBC Radio 2 (Monday evenings).
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- 1 Exchange Square
- M3 1BD