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Monday, June 16, 2014

Radio turned Rock Stars Mike Sweeney and Paddy O’Hare come to Bury

BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Sweeney comes to The Met in duo with long-time collaborator Paddy O’Hare and their band The Collective on Friday 4 July at 8pm.


Taking their cues from blues, country, folk, rockabilly, rock n roll and influences from the likes of Elmore James through to Woodie Guthrie, Mike and Paddy use a mix of acoustic and retro-electric guitars, harmonica, banjo, mandolin and Cajun to produce a unique mixture of them all. The pair met while working together at 106.1 Rock Radio and began playing together in 2012.


Mike Sweeney previously found success with The Salford Jets in 1977 and has spent more than thirty years as a radio DJ, arriving at his new home in BBC Radio Manchester in 2014. Paddy first took to the stage aged two and by the noughties was playing venues including The Cavern Club in Liverpool.


Their Walking Down The Line debut EP of original songs was released as a sold out limited run of CDs in 2013.


Mike and Paddy come to The Met supported by duo MonaLisa Twins, a pair of twins actually called Mona and Lisa playing original songs in the 60s beat music style.


Tickets for the event are £10 in advance. For more information or to book phone Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.