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A Guy Called Gerald: Acid House & Hacienda

A Guy Called Gerald: Acid House & Hacienda

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  •  102 Oldham Street, Manchester
Suitable for: Adults
Centred stage of the Acid House scene, Gerald's brought 9 albums and 25 years of sound to the table, he continues to push the boundaries of electronic dance music touring worldw... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
What was it like to be an integral part of the Manchester music scene during the glory days of the Hacienda? Join world renowned DJ & Producer Gerald Simpson (aka A Guy Called Gerald) for a fascinating trip down Memory lane, reflecting on the scene that Gerald's been at the centre of for 30 years. The event will be hosted by artist & self proclaimed 'disco beatnik' Trafford Parsons.

Our story starts in the Thatcher, North of the 1980’s on the dance floors in the underground dance clubs of Manchester. Dancers , DJ’s and innovators packed into sweaty rooms with the music pumping: Rafters, the PSV, Berlin, the Man Alive. A slow cooker of Manchesters traditional offbeat northern soul, reggae, post punk, hip hop, jazz samples, imported records, Detroit sounds, tape loops and air horns – rewind . Add to this a massive converted post industrial, post modern folly with huge base bins, a state of the art sound system and aspirations of being a super club – enter the Hacienda.

A Guy Called Gerald’s best known for his breakthrough hit ‘’Voodoo Ray” and being an early member of 808 state emphasises the power of this music politically. The Tories tried to pass laws to close clubs that played it, the police rushed about trying to arrest club promoters, clubbers, anyone with a Walkman on. So step into the world of Manchester early club scene.

In addition to the talk and Q+A, there will also be a unique live painting from host & local artist Trafford Parsons.

Venue: Frog & Bucket, Northern Quarter

Doors: 7.00pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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What was it like to be an integral part of the Manchester music scene during the glory days of the Hacienda? Join world renowned DJ & Producer Gerald Simpson (aka A Guy Called Gerald) for a fascinating trip down Memory lane, reflecting on the scen... Read More
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