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Address: 28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 7958 246917
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Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving,...

Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private bespoke, bus tours, general and band/genre specific tours, such as; The Smiths/Morrissey, Joy Division, The Hollies, Oasis, Factory Records, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, tours led by Inspiral Carpets drummer and Manchester Music veteran Craig Gill.

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Fantastic tour from Craig Gill, may he rest in peace

There are so many ways that the passing of this tour's founder/operator, Craig Gill, will be missed. First, he was the drummer for the Inspiral Carpets, a well know Manchester... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many ways that the passing of this tour's founder/operator, Craig Gill, will be missed. First, he was the drummer for the Inspiral Carpets, a well know Manchester band that started in the early 90's (or earlier?). Second, he was a father and husband. Third, this tour was a fantastic contribution to the Manchester music scene and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Oasis tour- Highly recomended Great tour around Manchester, the bus is cool, Craig Gill inspiral carpets drummer has all the knowledge and lots of stories to tell. Wish we'd got more stories about the Inspiral Carpets now :) Met at the dry bar and dropped back off there. Sure the other tours on offer will be just as good. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed The Smiths tour with the highlight being going inside the Salfords Lads club and talking to the volunteers there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Really interesting tour in a mini bus and stops at various places. Good value I thought too! Want to do the Joy Division one now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend (who is not a fan of The Smiths) booked this for my 21st and we both had a brilliant time. Craig Gill was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable host, and the places visited were fantastic, particularly the guided tour of Salford Lads Club. Well worth it if your a fan, and even if your not and attending with someone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We came all the way from Canada for the Morrissey show on August 20th and made a point of booking a spot on the extra Smiths/Moz tour that had been added for the following day. So glad we did! To be able to see the iron bridge, Moz's old house, the cemetery gates, and Salford Lads club was a dream... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I am a big music fan and I came to "The North" from Ireland just to go to Liverpool and Manchester to follow in the footsteps of my heroes (The Beatles and The Smiths). We couldn't make it on Saturday, so we arranged a private tour during the week. Craig was agreeable and friendly and very informative. He took us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

can't praise this experience enough. Craig is a great host, well emersed within the Manchester music scene and the tour was comprehensive, fun and enlightening

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I the last few years, my girlfriend and I have visited Manchester on a number of occasions and we have taken in some of the tours that are available. We were delighted to discover these tours. They are fantastic. The first tour we went on was the Smiths tour, which was fantastic. It includes everything a true Smiths and Morrisey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Craig Gill's insightful and anecdotal tales of his and Manchester's musical past was a fascinating way of revisiting my Madchester days. Craig's knowledge far surpasses this, going back to the 50's and 60's, Manchester's history and it's impact on the music. Craig's relaxed style makes it easy to chat and ask questions along the way. Even if you think you... More 

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