For an artist with such experience and legendary status amongst guitarists, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that Johnny Marr has only just released his first ‘proper’ solo album. He’s practically performed in as many bands as he’s influenced (hint: a lot), but only now has Ardwick’s finest taken centre stage.
If Marr’s position as a frontman was ever in doubt before this tour, then consider those doubts quashed in emphatic fashion. He’s a magician with a guitar, a godlike genius, and quite possibly the coolest Mancunian of all time.
Johnny Marr will be performing at the Manchester Academy 1 on Saturday 12th October, http://www.manchesteracademy.net/Artiste%20Pages/johnnymarr.html see for details.