'Close Up' featuring Pete Shelley

'Close Up' featuring Pete Shelley from the Buzzcocks


On Sunday June 10th 2018, at  Gorilla, Whitworth Street, Manchester, DJ/writer 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.


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, Tickets £15



(photo courtesy of 'The Alcohol Years').