Marion - underrated Britpop survivors
Heavily connected with various members of The Smiths, Marion scored a UK Top 10 album during the Cool Britannia era with a darker and moodier take on the Britpop sound. You can both buy and sell Marion tickets on StubHub to experience the band in person.
Championed by The Smiths
Frontman Jaime Harding, guitarists Anthony Grantham and Phil Cunningham, bassist Damian Lawrence and drummer Murad Mousa formed Marion in the Cheshire town of Macclesfield in 1993. After attracting the attention of former The Smiths manager Joe Moss, the group landed a deal with London Records, and in 1996, with new bassist Nick Gilbert in tow, they released their debut album, "This World & Body". Buoyed by support slots for established names like Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers and Morrissey, the album peaked at No.10 in the UK and spawned the Top 20 single "Sleep". The Smiths connections continued in 1998 when guitarist Johnny Marr agreed to produce 1998 sophomore "The Program", but sadly, following various behind-the-scenes troubles, the band split just a year later. Alongside three new members, Cunningham and Harding revived Marion in 2006 for a series of shows, before the original line-up, minus drummer Mousa, reunited in 2011 for a tour and live album recorded at the Club Academy in Manchester. Catch the Britpop survivors in action by booking your Marion tickets on StubHub.
Fronted by the charismatic Jaime Harding
Marion's line-up has changed constantly ever since they first formed in the mid-1990s, however one member has remained a constant. Renowned for his androgynous look, theatrical sense of showmanship and soaring, emotive vocals, Jaime Harding has proved throughout Marion's various comebacks that he still has buckets of charisma to spare. Fans who have stuck with the group through thick and thin should look forward to a trip down Britpop memory lane as Harding and his fellow bandmates rattle through the best from their two underrated studio albums. Regular setlist staples include UK Top 40 singles "Sleep", "Let's All Go Together" and "Time", the Johnny Marr-produced "Miyako Hideaway" and fan favourites "The Only Way", "Fallen Through" and "Toys for Boys". The band are also keen to prove they're still a vital recording act, with tracks such as "Oh Lord" and "I Won't Pretend" from their 2016 EP "Rogue Male" regularly making an appearance too. Looking to relive the days when British guitar bands ruled the airwaves? Then take a look at the various Marion tickets on offer on StubHub for their upcoming shows.
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