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Gaz Whelan (The Happy Mondays) - Solo Electro / Acoustic Set + DoveTales LIVE! : Friday 26th July 2019 - doors 7pm @ Barrow Underground Music Society, @ Carlisle St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1QT
Gary “Gaz” Whelan
Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Gaz Whelan has stepped out from behind the Happy Mondays drum kit and returned to his first instrument, the guitar. Having weirdly discovered The Sex Pistols and The Beatles on the same day in his early teens Gary’s zealous love of music and the need to create it eventually found an outlet with the Ryder brothers and at the age of 15 the Happy Mondays were formed with Gaz taking the role of drums due to an injury leaving him unable to play guitar. Gary continues to tour the world with the Mondays and their, let’s say “colourful history” has been well documented.
Having fine-tuned his songwriting skills over the years while co-writing all the Mondays songs, Gaz has been involved in several side projects, a record label in Australia, music producing and writing music for a film. But now, armed with acoustic guitar and laptop in hand, Gaz has taken his music on the road to play solo shows incorporating current & past solo projects and Happy Mondays back-catalogue alike. His live set is totally engaging with the Manchester legacy of new and inspiring versions of Happy Mondays classics mixing in nicely with a heavy dose of electronic soul and some dark yet beautifully offensive lyrics thrown in for good measure from a smattering of original songs.
Shiiine On Weekender 2018 Review Sunday
Another splendid day of happenings. Openers Deja Vega set the tone with a great set in Skyline, before a superb acoustic set from Gaz Whelan in the always excellent Inn on the Green. Founder member Whelan played a selection of Happy Monday’s classics, and like much in the unplugged / undrugged format, an acoustic setting exposes little musical nuances and lyrical tricks and flicks that so often get swamped in the full-on electric band format. Whelan was absolutely excellent and it was a delight to look under the Monday’s bonnet and appreciate the wonders within. Article and Snaps by Barrie Dimond