17 Apr 2005
Vini Reilly special acoustic set @ Oklahoma 8 May 
Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column will be performing a special live acoustic set on Sunday 8 May in the basement of the Oklahoma cafe in Manchester.

Doors open 7pm-8pm
Starts 9pm
Tickets: 10 pounds
All ticket sales go to Willen Macmillan Cancer Hospice, Milton Keynes.

Tickets limited to 100.
Available from:
Oklahoma Cafe
74-76 High Street
Manchester
M4 1ES
Tel: 0161 834 1136

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Thanks to Bryan on the DC Yahoo Discussion Group for info.

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