A Certain Ratio
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Funky. Post-punky. A double set of Mancunian tunes.
A Certain Ratio are heading on a unique tour, celebrating 45 years of the band’s incredible career.
It’s double the fun for ACR fans as the band will perform two sets on the night. The first one pays tribute to their early years from their Factory releases, including ‘All Night Party’, ‘Sextet’ and ‘Force’, through to when they joined A&M in the late ‘80s, with songs such as ‘Won’t Stop Loving You’.
Their next set explores their output from the early to mid- ‘90s, to their most recent releases. Expect ‘27 Forever’ along with tracks from ‘ACR Loco’, ‘1982’ and beyond to unreleased forthcoming material.
Don’t miss the ACR 45 tour, a chance to see this most singular of bands performing tracks spanning their 45-year career – all in chronological order.
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Price: from £24.20
Age: under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Stage Times: Announced nearer showtime
‘A stomping reminder to celebrate the eccentric pleasures of life in multicultural cities’
‘A Certain Ratio’s blend of knife-edge tension and funkateer abandon is a style that’s theirs and theirs only’
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A Certain Ratio
Since emerging from the hallowed grounds of the late 70s punk scene, A Certain Ratio have moved with gleeful disregard for boundaries of style and genre.
Their eye fixed on constant progression- an ethos that’s open-minded over all else, and that’s seen them take on everything from experimental electronica to vintage funk, filtered through their own Mancunian lens. From their first release, ‘All Night Party’ (1979, Factory Records) to the present day with their recent album, ‘1982’ (2023, Mute) and even the upcoming ‘2023 EP’ they defy expectation.
Based in the North-East, Tony 586 is the owner of 586 Records and from 2014, supplier of vinyl to DJ’s and collectors around the world. Beginning to DJ in the heady rave days, Tony was resident at “Reverb”, a weekly house and techno party in Newcastle.
Also part of Balearic/Disco collective ‘Suono’, Tony played alongside artists including Aficionado, Daniele Baldelli, Ashley Beedle, Phil Mison and Greg Wilson.
More recently, he could be found on Method Radio with a weekly mix – ‘The Balearic Sound Of Shieldfield’, behind the turntables at Newcastle’s Star And Shadow and making his second appearance at Lindisfarne festival later this year.