Before Oasis, even The Stone Roses became the Manchester band, there was the Happy Mondays, an alternative rock band led by the witty Shaun Ryder that was alternative in every sense musically.
After a long, hard battle with drug addiction it seemed that Ryder had reached the end of his rope, at least that’s what the press claimed. The truth was, Ryder had formed a new band Black Grape that was set to show the world what they were capable of, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah? was released and topped the chart albeit for a week.
Now 21 years later, Ryder and the rest of the Black Grape gang are close to hitting the O2 Academy on November 17th to celebrate over 20 years together.
Even more so, their support comes from Manchester rockers Alias Kid, the quickly upcoming rock n’ roll unit with hype, helped by their strong live performances and management by the extraordinary Alan McGee.
Alias Kid will be showing off new songs during their anticipated set from their currently untitled follow-up to their debut album Revolt To Revolt.
Tickets for Black Grape‘s show, with support from Alias Kid are available now at their respective sellers.