Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Waltones Are Back. 33 Years Later!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Waltones Are Back. 33 Years Later!

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MARK Collins may just have finished on tour with The Charlatans at the moment - but he's also reuniting his previous band for a special one-off Manchester date.

The Waltones were regulars on the Manchester live circuit in the 1980s and even played with The Stone Roses before The Charlatans - but split more than 30 years ago.

Collins and bass player Manny Lee decided to reform for a '33 and a third year anniversary' date at Manchester's Deaf Institute tonight after a night out in Manchester.

"We were in Chorlton having a beer or two and when we looked back at when we last did stuff, we couldn't believe how long ago it was," he said.

"We made a couple of records, we played The Boardwalk and The Internationzal lots of times, we even got a Peel session. …

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