Last week we were delighted to welcome true pop-royalty to SSR as Tito Jackson and his band paid a visit to our Manchester campus.
Tito was a singer and guitarist in legendary Motown group The Jackson 5 alongside his brothers Jackie, Jermain, Marlon, Randy and, of course, Michael.
Tito and his band were in town for rehearsals ahead of a UK show, and through backing singer (and renowned artist in her own right) Diane Shaw arranged for the rehearsals to take place in our Live Sound training venue.
A number of SSR students assisted the rehearsal sessions including Will Kirk and Matthew Dickens, providing them with a unique opportunity to work with such a legendary talent.
The band rehearsed at SSR over two days, perfecting and arranging their set for the upcoming gig which included many songs from The Jackson 5 and The Jackson's back catalogue.
Tito was an absolute pleasure to work with and was happy to talk to students about his career during session downtime and even signed a few autographs and pictures for us.
After hearing an amazing rendition of Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) during rehearsals we're sure the show itself was a great success.
Click the link below to check out some pictures of Tito and the band in action...IMAGE GALLERY - TITO JACKSON AT SSR MANCHESTER