Thursday, 3 June 2010
FAC251 to honour Manchester's musical heritage!
We've been slating Hooky and Co (not be confused with Legs & Co) for rolling around in Manchester's 20 year musical heritage like a pig in shit, but we can't fault his latest foray into the past as it has been announced that Factory251 is to host an evening in tribute to Maurice Gibb.
Hook has stated that Maurice, who grew up in Chorlton, is a man who "needs to be remembered... even though he was born in the Isle of Man."
Hook: "Mo' made loads of albums that never got released. There was 'The Loner', 'Strings and Things' and 'A Breed Apart'. He also did that musical called 'Sing a Rude Song' as well as producing albums and that one for that Swedish bird, Carola. Does anyone remember? Do they fuck. That's where we come in."
"Sadly, I haven't heard the albums and I don't like musicals, but in true Factory style, I won't let a little thing like that get in the way of celebrating one of Manchester's most famous sons! What I've done is formed a hastily assembled band made entirely of Mancunian legends to perform 'Bizarre Love Triangle' for 3 hours. Cressa from the Roses is on-board, as is Waggs from the Mondays and Rowetta said she's up for it if she can stay out of the spirits in The Northern long enough to not piss her knickers. I'll be on double neck bass."
The Maurice Gibb tribute night - 'Fanny Be Tender With My Love' - will be Thursday 15th July, tickets £20. Compere for the night is Toby Anstis.