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POSTED ON – 13.10.10

SSR Manchester - SSR guest lecture from former Stone Roses tour manager Steve
SSR guest lecture from former Stone Roses tour manager Steve "Adge" Atherton
SSR students were recently treated to a guest lecture from former Stone Roses tour manager Steve “Adge” Atherton.

Steve spent much of his career on the road with The Stone Roses, and continued to be their tour manager for the whole 12 years they were together with Mani once saying “If Steve Adge can’t sort it, it can’t be sorted”.

In addition to managing the Roses, Steve helped to nurture and support the talent in Spirit Studios, the original home and name of SSR. Steve was also instrumental in improving our industry links and continues to be a great friend of SSR.

Steve was on hand to offer some priceless advice and techniques to our students concerning event planning, tour managing and organisation.

“The Adge” gave a great insight into life on the road with The Stone Roses, with discussions based around best practise when managing events, organising a tour, personal relations and some of his valuable experiences throughout his career.

Jay Beard:
“The guest lecture from Steve was a great chance for the students to interact with an industry professional and receive good advice and trade secrets. The input and advice was very well received and will be hugely beneficial to those looking to get involved in the industry”

Steve Atherton:
“It was really good to come back to SSR and see how things have grown since those early days in Spirit. I couldn’t believe it. The facilities at the student’s disposal now are second to none and they were a really good bunch. I was more than happy to share some funny stories of life on the road with the Roses and hopefully the students picked up some good tips and advice too”

Special events such as this guest lecture are further proof of our unique industry connections and commitment to providing students with the best education and training possible.

We would like to thank Steve for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge and experiences with our students.