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Dave Haslam interviews Pete Shelley

  • Gorilla Arch 54/56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 6 (map)

‘Close Up’ featuring Pete Shelley

At this special event, Dave Haslam will interview the legendary Pete Shelley about his life, ideas, and music, including not only his iconic work with Buzzcocks, and his solo releases, but his pre-Buzzcocks music too. 

This event will also include the exclusive launch of a new book of Pete's Collected Lyrics. Books will be available to buy and have signed by Pete on the night.

Tickets £15 here.

Buzzcocks still perform and record, forty-two years after they were formed in Manchester in 1976, playing some of their first gigs opening for the Sex Pistols, and at events including the 100 Club Punk Festival. After the release of ‘Spiral Scratch’, a ground-breaking independent release, and the departure of Howard Devoto, Buzzcocks signed to United Artists and began creating a glorious catalogue of singles and albums. 

There is so much to talk about; creativity, longevity, sexuality; writing, taking Joy Division on tour, performing; memories, Manchester, music. Always wonderful music… 

This is the latest of a series of onstage ‘Close Up’ interviews hosted by Dave Haslam. Previous guests have included John Lydon, Nile Rodgers, Will Self, and Neneh Cherry. Some of these encounters feature in his new book ‘Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor’.

‘Close Up’ featuring Pete Shelley is presented in association with Manchester Histories Festival.

Doors at 6.30pm. Interview starts 7.30pm.