Andy was approached by Manchester Camerata to play in a new project, Hacienda Classical. For the very first time, the DJs who shaped the Hacienda sound - Graeme Park and Mike Pickering - will perform a continuous set of Hacienda Classics alongside a 70-strong Manchester Camerata Orchestra, with special guest vocalists. Taking the euphoria of Hacienda nights to a whole new level, Hacienda Classical is a unique meeting of styles.
"Musical Director Tim Crooks has created some amazing arrangements in a carefully crafted one-hour, 40 minute set. There are two saxophone parts which Carl Raven and I are playing and the combination of DJs, Gospel Choir, 70-piece orchestra and guest vocalists is something special. I can remember going to the Hacienda in about 1987, at a time when Manchesters music scene was exploding and known worldwide, it's fascinating 30 years later to be part of this project and play the music in concert halls such as the Bridgewater Hall and Royal Albert Hall."
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