WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
HUGH CORNWELL (BAND)
MIKE SWEENEY & THE SALFORD JETS
& MOLLIE MARRIOTT
MANCHESTER – ACADEMY 1 ON SATURDAY 12TH MAY 2017!
R&B legend Wilko Johnson plays Manchester – Academy 1 on Saturday 12th
May with special guests Hugh Cornwell & Band, Mike Sweeney & The Salford
Jets and Mollie Marriott and more tbc.
‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ So said Wilko in a recent interview, having
been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But
despite the doctors’ worst predictions he continued to perform and
present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko
announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving
surgery, he was cancer-free.
The original Dr Feelgood guitarist is known for his incredible
distinctive chopping guitar style. Wilko has gone on to find further
success recently after teaming up with Roger Daltrey on 2014’s Going
Back Home. An album of the year it featured reworkings of songs from
Wilko’s Dr Feelgood days such as ‘All Through The City’ and ‘Going Back
The Wilko Johnson Band was formed with ex-Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy on
bass and Dylan Howe on drums, adding up to one of the most exciting
R’n’B bands in the world today. In Sept 2017, Wilko celebrated his 70th
birthday and 30th Anniversary by playing a sold out show at the world
famous Royal Albert Hall in London.
HUGH CORNWELL & BAND
Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest song writing talents and
accomplished live performers.
This electric band performance will feature songs spanning his career
from early Stranglers to the current day.
As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British
rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive success with 10 hit
albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the
USA’s musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More
Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.
“UK Punk’s Dark Lord” – David Fricke/Rolling Stone
“He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years” – Classic Rock
“Cornwell provides the goods In Spades” – Vive Le Rock
MIKE SWEENEY & THE SALFORD JETS
Classic old skool post punk rock whose single ‘Who You Looking At’ was
global hit across the whole of Manchester in the 1980s as well as
breaking the band in the national charts. The band reformed in 2003,
still fronted by the mighty Mike Sweeney – vocals, guitar and former
Piccadilly Radio DJ (now broadcasting on BBC Radio Manchester), and
former maths teacher Diccon Hubbard on bass and vocals.
Having supported and backed some of the best rock stars in the industry
including Robert Plant, The Faces, Mark Knopfler and Paul Weller, Mollie
( daughter of the Legendary Small Faces front man Steve Marriott ) is
set to take the industry by storm with her debut album Truth Is A Wolf
later this year.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:
MANCHESTER – Academy 1
Box Office No – 0161 832 1111
Doors – 4.30pm / On-Stage from 5.00pm
Tickets – £25.00 advance
For further information on WILKO JOHNSON, check out the following
website / social media links:
Website – http://wilkojohnson.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Wilko
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wilkojohns
Wilko Johnson on BBC Breakfast on 2013 –
Wilko Johnson on BBC Breakfast on 2014 –
Wilko Johnson – Q Magazine Award Acceptance Speech –
Wilko Johnson ‘Going Back Home’ on Jools Annual Hootenanny 2015 –