The Vortex + Last Orders + The Hype

  • Saturday | 04.09.10
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 Advance...

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs, founder member and former guitarist with Oasis visits his home-turf with Manchester’s most talked-about new band, The Vortex.

“It really is like the old days of Oasis for me – these small, sweaty gigs where the audience are going barmy.  There’s a real menace and excitement to this band. I’ve seen it before with Oasis. And I’m seeing it all over again with The Vortex.” BONEHEAD

The Vortex are cooking up a storm at their regular visits to ALAN MCGEE’S DEATH DISCO in London, and are currently recording their debut album with Bonehead on production duties.

  “You can always put your trust in Manchester music and the Vortex are set for big things, they’ve been setting their controls for the heart of the northern anthem as if Kasabian never existed. Plus, the new demos have been surpassing all expectation: pure anthems for party people. Oh yeah, they just added Bonehead (of Oasis fame) on guitar.”  ALAN MCGEE (writing in The Guardian)

The Vortex consist of John Mackie (vocals), Bonehead (guitar), Maz Bedjet (guitar), Nick Repton (bass), Sean O’Donnell (drums) and Jaxx* (backing vocals). JAXX (Heather Small/Cotton Club vocalist) has also joined THE VORTEX full-time, and will be touring with the band this autumn.

The band have also recently filmed their part in brit-gangster flick ‘Freight’ with celebrated hard man Joe Egan.

First band will be on at 8.15pm.