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Most cities become renowned for a minumum of one thing particularly. Paris is synonymous with dining and romance, NY is renowned for skyscrapers and taxicab, while London is called the home of the Queen and double decker buses. Manchester, England’s unofficial capital of the north is no different. Whilst its renowned and illustrious football team Manchester United might be first thing that comes to people’s heads when asked to think Manchester has generated a number of the world’s biggest and most influential bands. For music fans, the north city of about half a million people are synonymous with fantastic bands of the past and current.

This standing might be one of reasons why many folks move there to research at two of the 5 universities in the University of Manchester, the uk and Manchester Metropolitan University. As far back as the 1960 and 70s, Mancunian bands such as the Bee Gees, the Hollies and Freddie and the Dreamers sold records. In 1965 Herman’s Hermits outsold the Beatles. In the previous four years, Manchester has spawned world bands. The Buzzcocks published the first label punk record in 1977. The Smiths – flanked from the charismatic Morrissey – formed in 1982, going on to become probably the most influential indie bands of all time.

Take That conquered the pop music world too, forming initially as a five man boy band act in the early 1990 and selling nearly twenty million albums between 1991 and 1996. All this before we even start to discuss other influential giants of the music world like Oasis, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Simply Red, New Order and David Gray. It’d seem that there’s definitely something in the water in this spectacular city. For all something in the water in this town which has been living and breathing music for hundreds of years now, the Manchester of today doesn’t disappoint either. Band on the Wall Night and Day and The Roadhouse are One of the key places to catch new and established acts, let alone over 30 smaller venues that combine to accommodate what can only be described as a thriving live music scene. Night and Day and The Roadhouse are One of the key real magnet for smaller venues that combine to accommodate what can only be described as a thriving live music scene all those that come to stay and for all those who’re simply passing through – meaning that Manchester hotels are always in fantastic demand. For all those wishing to experience the Manchester music scene first hand, there’s come to stay and for fit all budgets.