As part of the national Music Matters at Selfridges campaign – and to coincide with the
store’s 15th birthday – Selfridges Exchange has teamed up with legendary DJ, journalist and author Dave Haslam to present four unique talks with iconic figures from the world of music.
Talking with Dave about their life, work, highs and lows will be former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (28 September), guitarist Bernard Butler (5 October), founder of Catatonia Cerys Matthew (12 September) and songwriter/performer and fashion expert Brix Smith Start (21 September).
• Music Matters at Selfridges: Dave Haslam Presents…Cerys Matthews.
Tuesday 12 September, 6.30pm
Manchester-based writer/DJ Dave Haslam interviews Cerys Matthews about her life
and work. Cerys was the founding member of the band Catatonia, who came to
prominence with singles like ‘Mulder & Scully’ (from the number one album
‘International Velvet’). Since the break-up of the band she has performed with the
likes of the Pet Shop Boys, the Manic Street Preachers and Tom Jones, and
released solo albums. She has had well documented problems with drugs and
alcohol; until Bob Dylan called her and encouraged her to go to rehab. Since then
she has made more albums, made her mark as a BBC6Music presenter, and been
awarded an MBE for services to music.
• Music Matters at Selfridges: Dave Haslam Presents…Brix Smith Smart
Thursday 21 September, 6.30pm
Manchester-based writer/DJ Dave Haslam interviews Brix Smith Start.
Songwriter/performer, author, co-founder of the Start stores and fashion expert, Brix
Smith Start grew up in the celebrity-filled warmth of California before relocating to
Prestwich, Manchester, marrying Mark E Smith and playing alongside him in cult
band, the Fall. She has also fronted the Adult Net and (currently) the Extricated. She
currently lives in Shoreditch, London, with her husband, Philip and her two pugs,
Gladys and Pixie. She will also be playing a short acoustic set on the night (the new
Brix & the Extricated album is released the following day).
• Music Matters at Selfridges: Dave Haslam Presents…Mike Joyce.
Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm
Manchester-based writer/DJ Dave Haslam interviews Mike Joyce. Manchester-born
drummer, Mike Joyce has the inside story of the iconic band the Smiths; he joined
the Smiths in 1982 and stayed with them through worldwide tours and four studio
albums, from playing tiny gigs around to Manchester until their demise in 1987.
Subsequently, Mike played on two hit singles with Morrissey as a solo artist (‘The
Last of the Famous International Playboys’ and ‘Interesting Drug’). He’s since played
and toured with the like of Buzzcocks, Julian Cope, and Public Image Limited. He’s
also established himself as both a radio presenter, and a club DJ.
• Music Matters at Selfridges: Dave Haslam Presents…Bernard Butler
Thursday 5 October, 6.30pm
Manchester-based writer/DJ Dave Haslam interviews Bernard Butler. Bernard Butler
is a gifted guitarist who made his reputation in the band Suede, and has since
collaborated with the likes of Neneh Cherry, the Libertines, David McAlmont, and Ben
Watt. In 1992 Suede’s debut album ‘Suede’ went to the top of the UK Albums Chart
– a moment considered by many as the start of Britpop. However, before the release
of the follow-up, Bernard left
Music Matters at Selfridges is a season of products, pop ups and events celebrating the
importance of music as the lifeblood of our cultural identity.
For dates and tickets, please visit www.Selfridges.com/musicmatters