26 Nov 2003
Get Loaded with Shaun Ryder 
And now for something completely different...

Get yourselves down to Turnmills tonight [Wednesday 26 November 2003] for a trip down memory lane with the Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder!! All of the Turnmills crew will be down for this Madchester session as we join Shaun and his band of reprobates at the decks from 9pm.

Come and Get Loaded at the bar with us early doors before twisting your melons on the dance floor to everything from Indie, Breaks and Rock to Northern Soul, Funk and Drum & Bass. It's cheap drinks a-go-go at the bar with 2-4-1's all night and a happy hour from 9-10pm!! Shaun hits the decks at 11pm with a Live DJ and MC set plus DJ support from Akaweave's Cutz, Kav, Bass Chimp and Poss.

The first 100 people through the door will receive an exclusive FREE limited edition CD.

Doors open at 9pm.
Admission is only £4 for NUS cardholders and £5 guests.
For more information, please call us on 020 7250 3409 or email: akaweave@hotmail.com
See you tonight!
Turnmills HQ x

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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