Brian Chatton Performing at Market Place this Week

Market Place is thrilled to announce that Bolton bred musical legend, Brian Chatton, will be performing at Market Place on 25th and 26th April as part of his mini tour of the UK.

Brian is a gifted showman who has garnered the respect of the many music industry giants he has worked with over the years, from the time of his first professional gig at the original Cavern Club in 1965, including Jimi Hendrix, Alan Parsons, The Hollies, John Miles, Jon Anderson, Phil Collins and Meat Loaf. He has been involved in just about all aspects of the business, from producer to session player, to seasoned lyricist and consultant. His Gold Record winning record, “I Wanna Be a Cowboy”—a collaboration with Nick Richards and the members of their band — Boys Don’t Cry — sold over one million copies worldwide and is a perennial hit that is still featured in movies, advertisements and other venues now, some thirty years since its initial success.

On Thursday 25th April from 6.00pm Brian will be performing on the piano, positioned in the centre’s dining quarter, The Vaults. The public are invited to watch his performance for free. Then on Friday 26th April from 12noon and on Saturday 27th April from 11.00am to 1.00pm he will be performing for free on Market Place’s main stage.

After his performance on Friday and Saturday he will be signing exclusive copies of his brand new book called Rolling with Rock Royalty on Market Place’s main stage. This engaging memoir is the result of being encouraged for many years to finally commit to paper the story of his amazing musical journey, which includes many of the unique “Brianisms” which he has come to be associated with over the years, as well as a healthy dose of characteristic British self-deprecation and understatement.

Nikki Wilson-Cook, Centre Manager, Market Place says, “This is such a treat for our shoppers – Brian is a true legend and has worked with some of the most iconic people in the music industry. His book Rolling with Rock Royalty provides a great insight into his colourful life and we are so pleased he has agreed to sign copies for his loyal Bolton fans after performing some hits for them!”