Pete Shelley (Peter Campbell McNeis) singer/songwriter and guitarist for the punk rock group The Buzzcocks, who sadly died today 6/12/18. Pete was born to Margaret and John McNeish at 48 Milton Street, in Leigh. Margaret was an ex-mill worker in the town, while John was a fitter at the nearby Astley Green Colliery.
To show respect and honour Petes legendary contribution to the music scene I feel the least we can do is erect a statue in our borough to one of our lost legends.
In order to fund this we will be putting on a gig of local punk bands to raise some cash in order for this statue to get funded. I’ll post the full line up of bands in the next few days and entry fee.
Tickets £5 this will sell out. available from Skin Grafitti Tattoos and the Boulevard or on the below link. Or £7 on the door (if any are left)
6pm Doors open
6.15pm – Same As it Ever Was.
7.00pm – Midwhich Cukoos.
7.45pm – Benefit State
8.30pm – The Awkwards.
9.15pm – Another Mans Rhubarb
10.00pm – Complete Disfunction
10.45pm – Oh No & the Hell Yeahs