Could be a mad night with Bez.
Byline: JAMES CAIN email@example.com @JIMMYMCAIN
HAPPY Monday's star Bez is coming to Teesside to play a Madchester DJ set this weekend.
The former Happy Mondays dancer, and winner of the 2005 series of Celebrity Big Brother, will be playing Oh! Manchester, a special night of Madchester classics at The Studio on Tower Street, in Hartlepool, on Saturday.
The show starts at 8pm this Saturday - tickets are PS11 online or PS13 on the door. As well as the cult hero's set, the night also features Madchester tribute band The Baggy Mondays who will be playing everything from The Stone Roses to the beginnings of Britpop.
Bez played a DJ set on board the Teesside Princess back in November 2014. As well as his signature dance, Bez provided percussion at the house and techno rave down the Tees and dropped some of those "Madchester" beats.
Bez - real name Mark Berry - was a maraca player, dancer and the mascot of Salford band Happy Mondays, having been invited in by singer Shaun Ryder shortly after the band was formed. The 50-year-old is chiefly known for his unique style of dancing - and his use of the maracas.
After the Happy Mondays split, Bez became a member of Black Grape, founded by Ryder, but left in 1997.
The Teesside Princess is to be sold at auction alongside the HMS Endeavour in August.
For tickets, see www.seetickets.com/tour/oh-manchester-bez-dj-set-thebaggy-mondays.
Mark 'Bez' Berry shakes his maracas