Join us for a unique evening with Alan McGee: one of the most important names of the British music industry of the last 30 years.
Alan McGee is the outspoken, maverick genius behind the mighty Creation Records and has worked with some of the most significant bands of the last 30 years including Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and The Libertines to name but a few. Alan recently launched his new record label Creation 23 because he says he ‘wants to put out records again’.
The evening will focus on the fondly remembered Creation years and will begin with an exclusive screening of the re-edited version of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, which has been described by journalist John Robb as ‘one of the most rock n roll films ever made’.
Alan McGee, Bobby Gillespie, Noel Gallagher and Kevin Shields, among many others, capture the madness of what was the key label in Britain of its time. It’s a very human story told with an abrasive honesty, with great interviews by its director, Danny O’Connor.
Alan McGee was the firebrand spirit who signed bands on instinct, risking bankruptcy. Despite this, Creation had an astonishing run of artistically and commercially successful acts, breaking through with the Jesus and Mary Chain in 1985 and continuing with Primal Scream, the House of Love, My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Teenage Fanclub, before signing Oasis in 1993.
“The full extent of the debauchery, precarious nature and genius of the independent label is to be laid bare in the most revealing rock'n'roll film since 24 Hour Party People...” The Guardian
After the film, Alan McGee, will be interviewed by Robert Fiddaman before a short Q & A session with the audience. Robert is a music historian, author, broadcaster and the founder of the Britpop Store and Britpop TV. Robert will also be using this special occasion to launch his brilliant new book ‘Buying in to Britpop’ with a book signing session.
We are delighted to announce that The Jade Assembly will now be performing an acoustic set during the interval.
Recently described as "The best guitar band around" by Inspiral Carpets man Clint Boon.
Film start: 7pm
Interval plus performance by The Jade Assembly: 8pm
Q&A with Alan McGee: 8.30pm
BBFC rating: 15
Please note the bar will close after the interval