1 Nov 2013
Music for Cities 
Music for Cities

This year's Music For Cities event on Thursday 21 November 2013 features Peter Hook & The Light and A Certain Ratio performing alongside young classical musicians and special guests and will be the first gig ever to take place at Halle St Peters in Ancoats, Manchester.

Just 150 tickets at 40.00 GBP each will available from 9am Monday 4 November 2013 via TicketWeb UK and Ticketline [fully detailed ticket links to follow].

All proceeds and profits go to assist Manchester youth charities which in the past have included a boxing club and a recording studio in Wythenshawe.

The first edition of Music for Cities in 2012 saw Tim Burgess and Puressence performing at a sold out Manchester Cathedral.

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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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