17 Jan 2005
Badly Drawn Boy added to 'Love From Manchester' bill 
Badly Drawn Boy, Jah Wobble and Carmel are the latest artists to be confirmed for the forthcoming Tsunami Disaster appeal show at the Apollo in Manchester. Those already confirmed include Elbow (playing an acoustic set), I Am Kloot and The Durutti Column. Here is a message from co-organiser Gary McLarnan about the show and where the money raised will be going:

"We've had a huge response from all of you to get involved with the show at the Apollo, apologies for not being able to respond to each of you individually. We can't fit everything into one night, so we put our heads together and reckon we've found a solution.

"Some of you may know already, but in case you've not heard, the Apollo show, which is headlined "LOVE FROM MANCHESTER" will now be an early contributor to an initiative called "MANCHESTER MILLION". It will keep a tally of fundraising from Manchester events to aid the Tsunami Disaster relief funds, and aims by consolidation to propagate many more events and donations than might have happened individually. To read the mission statement and more details on what events are happening, how to register your event, register your want to help, or check the running total, please go to www.manchestermillion.co.uk which is currently under construction and should be live soon.

'Love From Manchester' at the Apollo on 30 January has already sold 600 tickets. It's a great start, but there's still a way to go before we sell out."


Sunday 30 January at the Carling Apollo Manchester

6.30 - Midnight

Tickets - minimum £15 donation available at Ticketmaster or by ringing 0870 401 8000

Confirmed artists: Elbow (acoustic), Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot, Aziz, The Durutti Column, Nine Black Alps, Jah Wobble, Carmel, Kathryn Wiiliams.

DJs: Andy Votel (Twisted Nerve), Graham Massey (808 State), Paddy Steer (Homelife) and more still to confirm

Those who are making LOVE FROM MANCHESTER happen behind from backstage: Sparklestreet, John Robb, Carling Apollo Manchester, Ticketmaster, Tom Piper, DBN, Audile, Spin Media, STS Touring, MCMN, Phil Jones, Ear To The Ground, Nova Print, Jon Caine, Rustica, Zest and many more.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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