An evening with Alan McGee in Birmingham

Live discussion with the man who discovered Oasis and Co-Founded Creation Records

Oasis. One of the biggest bands to come out of the UK, the Britpop five piece took full control of the charts, airwaves and festival circuits of the 1990s, paving the way for the future of British music. However, if you look beyond the Gallagher brothers, you’ll find the man who started it all: Alan McGee.

Along with Oasis, Alan Mcgee also signed other critically acclaimed bands Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and The Libertines to name a few to his label Creation Records, a leading label that he co-founded and ran from 1983 to 1999. Now, Alan is taking his knowledge and stories from the golden era of Britpop and indie music on the road for a series of discussions and Q&A style events, heading to Digbeth’s The Night Owl on Saturday, May 11.

As well as a special appearance by McGee, music fans will be joined by host Rob Fiddaman, broadcaster and author known for The Britpop Revolution Show on BBC Radio Stoke. If that’s not all, the charismatic rock and roll group The Jade Assembly will be performing live. Known for their hits ‘Walking Down Manny Road’ and ‘Our Town’, the colossal rock and roll quartet will soundtrack the evening with poetic indie rock ballads that fans of Oasis, Kasabian, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys and more will love. Support also comes from acoustic act Chris Bloor, a Midlands based solo guitarist, writer and performer as well as being the drummer for Birmingham rising stars Blue Nation.

Based on Lower Trinity Street, The Night Owl were initially known for championing soul music. However, the independent nightclub has proved its knowledge and passion for all kinds of credible music, frequently hosting sell out Britpop nights with iconic Oasis tribute Oasis Maybe, as well as Britpop club night ‘April Fools Gold’ and new wave/alternative night ‘Come Together’, which has seen special guests Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) and Paul Smith (Maximo Park) take to the DJ decks.

An Evening with Alan McGee takes place at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 11. Tickets include the discussion and Q&A with Alan McGee, live music from The Jade Assembly and DJs until 4am. Tickets are available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk.

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