G-Shock Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Iconic watch brand, G-Shock continue to tour the UK with their 30th Anniversary tour, G-Shock sessions! Casio's “toughest watch of all time”, pulled up their tour bus to the Northern Quarter's Moho Live last Thursday, transforming the laid-back venue into G-Shock party, hosting an unforgettable night. In conjunction with designer boutique, Flannels, the evening showcased a fruitful line-up of rap and hip-hop artists from all over the country, as well as an array of celebrity guests, including Capital FM's Rob Ellis Breakfast Show Crew, Bez from the Happy Mondays and many more.
The full line-up consisted of Sway, Kid British, R.I.O, Shadez the Misfit, A.L., Tyler Daley, Blizzard, DJ Mark Hill, DJ Steve Sutherland and DJ Stylus.
I was fortunate to speak to, MOBO award winning, London hip-hop artist and rapper, Sway, and Manchester's own cheeky hip-hop infused band, Kid British, about their G-Shock performance in Manchester, as well as the inspiring views on the music they create.
Sway commented on his appearance in the happening northern city, stating “I love Manchester, I think it's a great place to be”, while Kid British made clear they were excited to be performing again in their home city, saying “It feels good, we haven't done a show in Manchester since May last year”. Kid British, who's latest album “Northern Stories” has been largely influenced by life in Manchester, continued to say “We can't really get away from it. A lot of people of people who don't even come from Manchester just want to pretend to be from here. They want to claim the name”. The two acts were a delight to talk to, as both exhibited a down to earth attitude, which has made them eternally grateful for their success. Sway expressed his gratitude for his fans in foreign countries, saying “I realised the majority of the people singing along to the lyrics couldn’t actually speak English, which made it a heartfelt experience for me”. While, Kid British commented on their success, by saying “We're not saying we want to take over the world. For us it's self-achievement.”
All in all, a terrific night with a bouncy crowd and vibe, providing fun yet moving performances from all acts involved, making G-Shock's 30th anniversary bash, a huge success.