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An evening with Alan McGee

Friday April 26, 2019

Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

Join Alan as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. You will also have the opportunity to ask Alan a question.

The night will be hosted by author & broadcaster Ron Fiddaman, who will also be playing a Brit Pop DJ set after the event.

Up & coming Indie Rockers from Bolton, The Jade Assembly will playing at the Alan McGee evening.

Doors Open: 7.30pm for a 8.00pm start (VIPs 6.30pm)

VIP Tickets: £25 (includes meet & greet with Alan and priority seating)

Standard Tickets: £15

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A Word from Alan...

Alan McGee, the man who discovered Britpop giants Oasis, will be talking about his fascinating life in the music business when he visits the Proact Stadium as part of a nationwide tour at the end of April.

In conversation with author and broadcaster Rob Fiddaman, Alan will reflect on over 30 years in the business. He said: “I’m going to be chatting away to Rob and people can ask whatever they want to ask. They can ask any question and I’ll be honest.”

Alan will talk about the fascinating journey he has taken since leaving his native Glasgow at the age of 19 to move to London in search of stardom.

“I came down to be a pop star and ended up being in little bands,” he said. “I ended up having a club and started a record label and I got lucky because I managed Jesus & Mary Chain and the band exploded.”

Another break came when he saw Oasis - a then-unknown band from Manchester - and signed them to Creation Records, the company he co-owned. Recalling that fateful meeting, Alan said: “I found them in Glasgow in 1993. I worked with them for seven years, putting records out and it was great.

“It’s a part of my life but there’s so much more to it than that because I’ve led a varied life. We don’t do business with each other anymore but when I see them it’s always good.”

Now based between London ad Wales, Alan is still heavily involved in music with his record label, Creation 23, managing the likes of the Happy Mondays, Black Grape, Cast and The Bluetones.

Alan has been in demand to recount stories from his career since being asked to talk at the British Music Experience in Liverpool. “It went on the internet and from that, we got two more shows. We’re doing around 35 shows around the country over the course of the year.

“I came up to Chesterfield for the first time ever in December when the Happy Mondays played there I’m looking forward to going back there.”