A MADCHESTER double-header are set to take the stage in Ashbourne on Friday.
Paying tribute to two of Britain’s most iconic bands Definitely Mightbe, an Oasis tribute band and Adored, a Stone Roses tribute band, will be performing a night of classics that promoters suggest will be perfect for anyone nostalgic for the music scene of early 1990s Manchester.
Organiser John Scott said: “Definetly Mightbe’s frontman Ian bears an uncanny resemblance to ‘Liam’ and even has the knack of sounding like him.”
Ian Alcock has provided a voice-over for a recent documentary accompanying the new Oasis ‘Time Flies’ DVD as well as being asked to provide the vocals on a dance remix of Wonderwall.
Alongside this he appeared as a Liam lookalike in both a music video for rock band Motorhead and on national TV.
Mr Scott explained the act do not share the same troubles as the real band but they do have a lot in common when it comes to ‘reproducing rousing anthems, stage presence and atmosphere the originals created’.
Audiences can expect to hear classics including Live Forever, Wonderwall, Dont Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova.
Stone roses were one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement and tribute band Adored reproduce the sound and atmosphere of their cult anthems.
Critics say they perform with such accuracy that you could mistake them for the real thing.
The band’s self titled debut album released in 1989 achieved cult status and they will be performing classics from it such as ‘Waterfall’ and ‘She Bangs The Drum’ and ‘I Am The Resurrection’.
Organiser John Scott said “If you’re a lover of the Manchester music scene or just a lover of great live music, you’ll be mad for it.”
The show is set to take place at the Empire Ballroom in King Edward Street and doors open at 8.30pm.
Tickets, priced at are £10 in advance or £12 on the door, are available from Kay and Co, Nigel’s Butchers or by calling 07792 330536.