Back to Stockport

11 November 2017

The Distractions Live return to the venue where they played a homecoming show in summer, the Spinning Top in Stockport. This cracking venue is close to Stockport station, and several of the town's best pubs, on Wellington Road South. The gig is on Friday 1st December, entry is free, plus support comes from The Trend's Mark Revell, so see you there!

Friday 1st Dec – THE DISTRACTIONS + support from MARK ‘REV’ REVELL (front man from THE TREND & ex ICICLE WORKS)

Welcoming back The Distractions after their great gig in the summer!

The Distractions were around in the late '70s and early '80s and were well known in Manchester and beyond on the post-punk music scene and released records on the TJM, Factory, Island and Rough Trade labels. They played with Joy Division, The Fall, The Members, Stiff Little Fingers, Squeeze and many others as well as touring the UK and Ireland as well as doing gigs in New York before splitting up.

About a year ago two of the original members, Alex on drums and vocalist Mike Finney, got together with some friends after being asked to play at a memorial gig for a huge fan of the band, Manchester punk legend, Jon The Postman. It went down so well and they had such a great time they thought it would be a good idea to continue as a live act performing the singles and the great songs from the album.

After extensive rehearsals and finalising the line-up they have been playing headline gigs since the beginning of 2017 as well as supporting bands such as Eton Crop, The Flamin' Groovies and Penetration. In January 2018 they will be playing the iconic London venue The Dublin Castle, which gave a start to bands such as Oasis, Madness and Amy Winehouse, as well as several major festivals next summer.

The Distractions are attracting a new generation of fans who appreciate classic songs and storming live sets!

They have a major retrospective box set, Age + Geography, on the ‘Hidden Masters’ label coming out soon.

Check out the band’s Music Glue page for lots more information, videos and downloadable tracks:

They are: Mike Finney (lead vocals)

Joe Brehoney (bass)

Johnny Poole (guitar)

Chris Dutton (guitar)

Alex Sidebottom (drums/percussion)

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