Being a couple of massive music fans, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to be escorted around Manchester by Craig Gill. We were on quite a tight schedule and Craig was very accomodating, managing to put together a private tour that suited our primary interests in the city.
As for being an actual insider on the musical scene there, Craig knows places that aren't public to visitors, and conducts the tour very respecfully, not bothering current owners of Morrissey's childhood house or the current place were the Gallagher's mother still live, for instants. We appreciated that.
In a little bit over three hours, we covered main sites in both Manchester and Salford with lots (really, lots!) of information on Tony Wilson and the Hacienda times, the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Oasis...
One remarkable visit is the Salford Lads Club, with the amazing Smith's shrine inside. Don't miss it.
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