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PETER HOOK GOES FREEBASS
 

Star date: 28th April 2010

HOOKY – THE TRACKS, THE GIGS, THE TOUR….

Peter Hook's probably busier now than when Madchester was kicking off…

First up: The talking tour and exhibition - An Evening of Unknown Pleasures - hits The Lowry on May 1st

May 18th at The Factory: Peter Hook's The Light perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures to commemorate the life of Ian Curtis (charity benefit for MIND and Keith Bennett Appeal)

June 2nd at The Factory: Hooky's `supergroup' Freebass play their debut local gig. The first Two Worlds Collide EP is already out with guest vocalists Pete Wiley, Howard Marks and Tim Burgess

Full details here…


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HOOKY MANIA

Hooky's An Evening of Unknown Pleasures arrives at The Lowry this Saturday May 1st and features the man himself in conversation with Howard Marks, plus an exhibition of memorabilia and some live music. Details here…

May 18th at The Factory: Peter Hook's The Light perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures 8pm £19.99
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Next up is a benefit gig at The Factory for ace charity MIND and the Keith Bennett Appeal as Peter Hook's The Light perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety and in track order…

It's thirty years since the original album was released and it's also the thirty year anniversary of the untimely death of Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Hooky's press people have put out the following statement…

"Hooky decided personally on the concert as an apposite way to celebrate Ian's life and, sensitive to the history and drama surrounding the anniversary concert, has chosen two charities to support from the event - Mind, the leading mental health charity for England and Wales, and the Keith Bennett Appeal, a charity set up by Norie Miles to help her close friend Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, to recover his remains, as the police called off the search in July 2009. Both charities are to receive sizeable donations from the concert and further details on the charities is at the base of this release."

There will also be an exhibition of Joy Division memorabilia in the Boardroom of The Factory which will be open to the public.
The Factory is at 112-118 Princess Street, Manchester M1 7EN
Phone: 0161 27 27 251 www.factorymanchester.com

Wed June 2nd 8pm-11pm at The Factory: Hooky's `supergroup' Freebass play their debut local gig. Tickets £12.50 inc Aftershow til 4am with Mani DJing.

Freebass includes mega musos Mani (ex Stone Roses), Andy Rourke (ex Smiths) and Hooky, and their first Two World Collide 4 rack EP is out now with guest vocals by Pete Wylie, Howard Marks and Tim Burgess. The album, It's A Beautiful Life is due out in the summer.

On the EP Hooky says…

"Don't build it up too much. It is what it is, it's not going to revolutionise the world, it's just a bunch of guys trying to get together and create something. I'd urge people to take it on its merits. If people build it up too much then inevitably some people will be disappointed cos you cant live up to everyone's expectations."

"People should realise we're not trying to emulate New Order, The Roses, Primal Scream, or The Smiths, we're just into it for what we do and to have a good time with it."

Judge for yourself and download it at www.fac51thehacienda.com
Freebass Facebook group here too…
Tickets for the gig available at
www.factorymanchester.com

Read Hooky's interview with Salford Star here...

Read about The Factory opening here...

 

 

 

 

L.solanki wrote
at 1:14:04 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
It is sad that New Order broke up, they are one of the greatest band to come out of England. Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook are musical LEGENDS. So last year Bernard Sumner came out with his band called Bad Lieutenant and their cd "Never Cry Another Tear" was a really good cd with great melodies, catchy songs and New Order moments woven into the album, and then Peter Hook comes out of nowhere with his band called FreeBass and their album is called "It's a Beautiful Life", this is also a great cd with Peter Hook's classic bass in it, the songs are catchy with great melodies in it, it has great New Order type of music woven in to it also, this album surprised the hell out of me, Very good. As a die hard New Order fan I thought that I will never hear music from them again but now we get two albums from them, also if you like this please check out Peter Hook's previous band called Monaco and their album " Music For pleasure" is also a very good album. It is sad that New Order broke up, I hope that they get back together and I am still waiting for the Leftover's from the WFTSC sessions, till then I will have to do with their side project which is also a very good thing.
 
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