Book-signing for new Keele Gigs book

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There will be a book-signing this Saturday morning in Hanley for the fascinating new music book The Keele Gigs.
The book features gig reviews of the 200 bands (!!) who played in four manic years, with stories you may remember, but many more you may not have known.
Some of the artists were in the more mature stages of their career (The Kinks, Wishbone Ash, Alan Price, Dr Feelgood), some were hungry wannabes (Dire Straits, Thompson Twins, Jools Holland, UB40, Level 42, Simple Minds), but many were on the very cusp of success and fame (The Pretenders, U2, Dexys Midnight Runners, Cheap Trick, Teardrop Explodes, XTC, Altered Images, Theatre Of Hate).
In Volume One author Dave Lee covers all these bands and many more in that peak era 1978-82; from the Ballroom’s expansion (allowing bigger bands) to the Thatcherite cuts (culling the budgets of both the venue and the students).
The stories include:
Which headline act played Keele just as her bitter jilted ex (who’d played Keele the year before) was recording a song about their relationship…that would become one of the most famous songs of the 80s?
What third-on-the-bill soloist at a Freshers Ball went on to have a No.1 in NINETEEN countries including the USA?!
The author will be at the music/cd shop MusicMania (Piccadilly Arcade, Hanley) this Saturday (2nd October) from 11am-noon to sign copies. 
Dave will also be at Keele University SU signing books on 6th October (12-3pm), and also at the world-famous comic-convention Stoke-Con-Trent on Sunday 10th October (also at Keele!).