SSR Manchester - Guest Lectures - Steve Adge


Guest Lectures - Steve Adge

Spirit Studio 4pm to 6pm
On Wednesday 25th May we'll be welcoming The Stone Roses' legendary tour manager Steve 'The Adge' Atherton to SSR for a special talk and Q&A around his new book, a follow on from our recent events with Guy Garvey, Steve Levine and Gordon Raphael.

Steve is a long time friend of SSR having helped to establish the original School of Sound Recording with founder John Breakell back in the 1980s, before going on to become the Stone Roses' 'Tour Manager and getaway driver' during the height of their fame.

During Steve's time at Spirit, he also set up the first ever (illegal) all night warehouse party in Manchester, and went on to work with other bands and musicians on the SJM Promotions' roster, including The Seahorses, The Coral and John Squire's solo music and art projects.

When The Stone Roses reformed, Steve was instantly brought back onto the 'team' describing his role now as 'a stroker of souls'!

Ahead of the release of his new book, and memoirs of life on the road with the band, Steve is conducting a number of speaking arrangements and we are delighted to host an afternoon in our Spirit Studio.

As a special showcase for this long awaited book-in-the-making, Steve will be talking and reading out excerpts from The Evolution of Manc, as he gives a 'taster' of his incredible experiences over the years from being captured by the *Sons of Charles Manson*, to finding himself in possession of a US Secret government document!

The Evolution of Manc documents Steve’s journey into the music industry after growing up in Manchester, and is not just a thoroughly entertaining (and often hilarious) autobiography, it will be THE definitive Stone Roses book (as John Robb himself has put it) and a must-read for all fans of the band. 

During this talk, exclusively for SSR students, Steve will be in conversation with Adrian Greensides and answering questions from the audience discussing all aspects of his career; life with the band, his work on tours and promotions with SJM Concerts, the new book and much more. 

The talk is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those of you studying Music Business and Live Sound.

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