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Friday 2nd December 2011 7.30pm
Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester
Tickets £18 adv.stbf. From Box Office 01452 503050
MUSIC LEGEND AT GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER
Shaun William George Ryder is a Singer, an Author, a Father, an Actor, an ex-Heroin addict, a lyricist and a King of the Jungle..
He also fronted two of the most important, generation-defining bands that Britain has seen in the last 20 years.
The Happy Mondays are widely credited with innovating the “Madchester” movement that shook the UK music to it’s core and saw the end of hair metal and synth pop in the mid to late 80’s. They were a band that never did things easily – once promoting their own show at the G-Mex venue in Manchester and selling out to 10,000 capacity within a week because their promoter at the time wasn’t confident in the show!
After headlining Glastonbury Festival, producing albums with Paul Oakenfold, touring the world and selling millions of records the band split in 1993. Never one to be kept down though – Shaun Ryder returned in 1995 with Black Grape – an immediate success co-fronted by former Monday’s man and close friend Bez.
The years after this have seen Shaun undertake a relentless schedule – a Happy Mondays re-union and subsequent world arena tour was coupled with collaborating with Gorrilaz, appearing on I’m a celebrity, get me out of here! a bizarre duet with Russel Watson, voiceovers for the Grand Theft Auto videogame, becoming essentially the leading role in the classic film “24hour party people” and now the author of a bestselling autobiography about his life called “Twisting my melon.”
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