Mozarmy: "All About Andy" event lineup revealed (April 7, 2024)


Official line up for #AllAboutAndy Andy Rourke on 17/18 May 2024 The Star and Garter will include the specially curated "ROURKE" band: ANDREW PARESI (drums for Morrissey), EZRA MARTIN (bass) JUSTIN PARSONS (guitar) & JOHN KAPP (guitar) featuring on FRIDAY: STEPHEN HOLT (Inspiral Carpets), JOHN ROBB (The Membranes,) KEELEY MOSS (Keeley) and JENNY DRAG (The Priscillas). "ROURKE" will play a varied catalogue of Andy Rourke from The Smiths to Morrissey to Sinead O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl and Sandie Shaw. A full flavour of straight up Smiths classics will be performed by The SMITHS UTD who will be joined by SIMON WOLSTENCROFT (drums, The Fall) for a few numbers in their set. Andy's brothers, CHRIS and PHIL ROURKE will join Julie for an in-conversation between the two band sets. Topping of Friday is DJ RUSTY SPANNER spinning until 3am. SATURDAY: "ROURKE" featuring BADLY DRAWN BOY, KEELEY MOSS and JENNY DRAG plus another Smiths set by THE SMITHS UTD. The Saturday in-conversation with Julie will be MIKE JOYCE (The Smiths), again between the bands. Raffle tickets will be available to buy with a number of signed goodies from our various guests up for grabs and some cracking tshirts from our good friend Marc ( owner of 'The Smiths In Posts'. PLUS (if we can pull this off... a star prize cardboard cut out of THE FOUR SMITHS). Raffle drawn at midnight on Saturday by... a special guest! Taking us out tonight will be DJs LOUD AND CLEAR, Manchester's finest duo. The weekend is bulging with legends who will pay a fitting tribute to the bass player that shaped the music of our lives. We are thrilled to welcome them, and more excitedly you, to The Star and Garter.
Andy Martin and Ian Strawboss, our dear friends and stars of the Garter, will be remembered with love. This will be Julie Hamill's final year hosting this global-local party.
Tickets here:
in aid of The Christie Charity.
Doors 8pm. Don't be late.
Photo of Andy taken outside the BBC by Jo Cooper 🥰

The Manchester Music Tour bus tickets are available for Saturday afternoon, midday, departing at The Star and Garter. Be there 11.45am to take a double decker bus around Manchester visiting Salford Lads Club, Southern Cemetery, The Iron Bridge, 384 Kings Road, Strangeways and many other iconic Smiths-influenced locations. Tickets here:

(Event information reposted from FB as non-sharable, FWD).

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They probably haven't asked, but I actually think Moz would have showed up for this if he was asked to attend. Maybe he'll be in the crowd?
Awesome! The ad is terrific too, featuring what looks to be a largely unseen pic of Rourke --- and he's in the car! :D

They do know that Andy wasn't on the cover of Hatful of Hollow, right?
well done julie,she works tirelessly with very little reward,great event which will be well attended.
Sometime in 1999, or 2000, I arrived early for a Smiths night at The Star and Garter—and there was Andy Rourke. Sat in a corner, on his own. But not for long.
What’s going on??! Is John Robb method acting his best gargoyle impersonation?

Gargoyle auditioning as a hobbit escaping from the scene of a crime, if there had ever been any hobbits in Peaky Blinders. He could work for Hot Arthur!!!

I mean he must definitely be winning at being the best gargoyle auditioning as hobbit who needs to escape from the combined scene of a murder + large financial crime in 1920s Birmingham

Nailed it! :paranoid:
A who's who of who the hell are you?

That said I do hope it all goes well for everyone involved and attending. Andy Rourke was the man!
A who's who of who the hell are you?

That said I do hope it all goes well for everyone involved and attending. Andy Rourke was the man!

That’s a bit harsh, a lot of those people have links to Andy, Morrissey or the Smiths and Badly Drawn Boy had sold a lot of albums in the uk 2 of which were platinum selling.
Anyone know John Robb? Is he amusing in person? That picture :lbf:

The event looks like a very lovely gesture for Andy.
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