25 Oct 2009
Hacienda Classics Christmas Party @ Sankey's 
FAC 51 The Hacienda proudly present

The Hacienda Classics Christmas Party

Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, Greg Wilson, Kwasi Asante (MC)

Friday 4 December 2009
10pm to 5am
Sankeys, Radium Street, Ancoats, Manchester

Tickets: Limited Number of Earlybird Tickets at £10.00
Then £12 Advance / £15 Door

Tickets available online from www.Fac51TheHacienda.com
Tickets available in person from Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc Records, & Gaffs (Fallowfield).

Earlybird tickets for the event are available at £10 from the ticket link at www.fac51thehacienda.com.

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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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