MANCANDI was started to cover Live Music and Releases from the best unsigned acts in Manchester and the NW region, whilst bringing you the most interesting artistes from further afield. Today the decision has been taken to furlough the site until we can all enjoy live music safely again. Thanks to all the fantastic musicicans, promoters and PR companies who have supported us this year, notably Puffer Fish, Prescription, Sonic, Shameless  and Golden 

We will be back. So long and thanks for all the fish.


R.I.P. Dave Booth (1959 - 2020)

We are really saddened to relay the sudden death of our good friend and legendary DJ, Dave Booth, who died on 16th May, aged 61.

Dave was one of the nicest and humblest men around and it was a privilege to know him, as both a friend and a MANCANDI columnist.

He was widely revered by all on the Manchester music scene, especially by Joy Division, Peter Hook and The Stone Roses, for whom he DJ'd at the legendary Spike Island gig.

Dave will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and especially by his team mates in The Pop Idles quiz team and all at The Railway in Sale.

RIP Dave