28 Mar 2011
Greg Wilson's Reels of Steel 
Stretch Disco returns to present the first ever Greg Wilson's Reels of Steel night featuring a 3-hour set by the globally-acclaimed ex-Hacienda DJ at the Band on the Wall in Manchester on Saturday 16 April 2011. Reels of Steel will be a feast of audio-visual action; Greg has spent the last year digging through his extensive music video archive to compile a show-reel of delights that will be projected to accompany his sounds. Greg will also be spinning cuts this time through two of his trusty Revox reel-to-reel tape machines and computer. Expect an eclectic-retrospective assault on the senses while Greg keeps it reel!

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Stretch Disco presents Greg Wilson's Reels of Steel

Greg Wilson
Dan Soulsmith (Stretch / Northern Groove / Unity Radio 92.8FM)

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester M4 5JZ

Saturday 16 April 2011
9pm - 3am

10.00 GBP entry
 
Set times:
12am – 3am: Greg Wilson
9pm – 12am: Dan Soulsmith
 
10.00 GBP Tickets available from bandonthewall.org | skiddle.com
Tel: 0845 250 0500
Buy tickets on your mobile instantly by texting 'stretchapr' to 82028 or In person from the Band on the Wall Box Office (Open from 5pm on concert days only), Eastern Bloc, Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc & Kingbee Records Chorlton.
 
The club night will begin at 11pm but Band on the Wall's Picturehouse Cafe Bar will be open for drinks and good times from 5.30pm.
 
More Greg Wilson info at: gregwilson.co.uk | electrofunkroots.co.uk | soundcloud.com | facebook.com | twitter.com | myspace.com
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