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Manc 74: Tony Michaelides - An Alien Of Extraordinary Ability

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Tony Michaelides has been described as a walking, talking, encyclopaedia of music. He’s been described that way for good reason, because he’s worked with everyone from David Bowie, to New Order to Take That. 

Tony worked in promotions and as a consultant in the music industry.  He’s also very well known in Manchester for his time at Piccadilly Radio, where his nickname was “Tony the Greek”.  

He describes himself as “an adopted yank, but always a Manc”.  He now lives in the United States after the US government granted him a green card for services to music and the arts.  In this episode, you’ll hear some fantastic stories taken from his book “Moments That Rock”, about everyone from the Happy Mondays, to U2, Simply Red, James and the Stone Roses.   


Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre.  From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.

To celebrate the 26 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Greater Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best place in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield: 
Via our website
On Instagram
On Twitter
On Spotify

Connect with Tony:

On Twitter 
Via his website