The Side Shows I & II
The first Side Show event was supposed to be a small showcase event for the kids who came down the studio. It was so popular that we nearly had to stop the show because about 250 turned up (we expected about 80). \more
It took place in the Zion Arts Centre, Manchester. My first attempt at music event promotion taught me more than a person should be expected to learn in just one night!
A year later we repeated the event at the Contact Theatre, Manchester. This time I had some help and we filled the large theatre space fuller than ever in its history. It was a massive success and shortly afterwards Raw T, one of the bands from the studio signed a record deal with Tony Wilson's "Factory 4" record label.