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Welcome to the official Distractions website. We will be aiming to record the history of one of the greatest, but least heralded, of all Manchester beat groups.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Mike Finney and Alex Sidebottom, with able assistance from Joe Brehony, Dave Holmes, Chris Dutton and Tim Lyons, treated us to a terrific set of early Distractions classics on Saturday night. Full review of the gig with The Things - and what was a fitting tribute to Jon The Postman - to follow...

1. It Doesn't Bother Me
2. Too Young
3. Maybe It's Love
4. Still It Doesn't Ring
5. Time Goes By So Slow
6. Hang On Sloopy


Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Distractions gig this Saturday

Further details of the Jon The Postman tribute gig this Saturday at the Tiger Lounge, Cooper Street, Manchester M2 2FW.  




19:00 - DJ, and local Distractions champion, Steve Doyle of Salford City Radio fame, starts his DJ set.  

20:30 - The Distractions (or rather Mike Finney and Alex Sidebottom with able assistance from Joe Brehony, Chris Dutton and Dave Holmes).

21:30 - The Things headline.

22:30 - Tiger Lounge's own night starts.

Admission:  FREE!

See you there.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Saturday 24th October


THE THINGS will be playing at the TIGER LOUNGE, Cooper Street, (off Princess Street), Manchester M2 2FW, on Saturday 24th October in tribute to the late Jon The Postman. 

Original members of THE DISTRACTIONS, Mike Finney and Alex Sidebottom, with guests will also play a set of classic Distractions songs. 

The Things and The Distractions were two of Jon's favourite bands. 

DJ Stephen Doyle will play some of The Postman's favourite tunes. 

Admission is FREE. Starts at 7pm. Get there early.

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