25 Nov 2007
Haçienda Xmas Party @ Sankeys, 29 December 
Haçienda Xmas Party
29 December 2007

David Morales

Graeme Park
Jon Da Silva
Rowetta (Live PA)

Temperance Club:

Dave Haslam
Peter Hook
Jason Boardman

Greg Wilson's Funk Room:

Greg Wilson
Tom Woodward
Scott Carey
Gareth Brook

Tickets: 15 GBP advance available now from www.ticketline.co.uk / www.skiddle.com


Radium Street
M4 6JG

Tel: 0161 661 9668



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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."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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