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Manchester Band 'The Last Party' Release Charity Single for CALM

Press release   •   Dec 10, 2014 09:55 GMT

The Last Party are a 4 piece rock and roll band from Manchester established by songwriting duo Liam Manton and Greg Williams. Since forming just over 4 years ago, the band have self-released two singles and their unique blend of summery anthems, full throttle rock & roll and mind invading melodies have be recognised by XFM, NME, Soccer AM, Manchester Evening News and BBC North West Tonight. In 2012 Manchester City Council chose them as the first ever unsigned artist to perform at the annual Christmas Lights Switch on in Albert Square, in front of 20,000 people.

Last year the band was spotted by actor Idris Elba, after appearing at London rock & roll night and celeb haunt This Feeling. Idris Elba is best known for his performances in The Wire, Luther and his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Elba subsequently offered to direct their next video expressing his love of the band's energy and sound. He located to Manchester during one of his only weeks off in 2013 and brought in local production company Northern Lads Productions to help with the project. The video features appearances from This is England actors George Newton and Andrew Shimm and over 200 people from Manchester.

The band's frontman/ songwriter Liam Manton said “We didnt even have the song recorded when Idris met us at This Feeling, and to be honest, we couldnt have done it without our friends Northern Lads Productions and a few others from Manchester. An accountant mate of ours got the council to let us use the Town Hall, Blackdog Bowl let us have the run of the place, and we ended up with Pretty Green (Liam Gallagher's clothing company) rigging us out - a decent week! As our way of saying thanks to the city that has helped us make this thing possible, we’re donating a chunk of the profits to Forever Manchester to help them support community projects across Greater Manchester and also to CALM, (Campaign Against Living Miserably), in memory of my mate Geno who we lost to depression just after Christmas a few years ago.

In an interview earlier this year, Idris Elba said of The Last Party “I just love their energy. The lead singer, Liam is so charismatic and weird, and I just wanted to shoot that.” To see the full interview on BBC North West Tonight click here.

Further Info:

To watch the video, click HERE

50p from every download will be donated to CALM & FOREVER Manchester.

The single is now available to download from iTunes HERE

Follow the band at:, @the_last_party,, instagram: thelastparty

The Last Party Liam Manton, 07932015118

CALM Jane Powell,, 07905345287

FOREVERmanchester, 0161 214 0940,

About CALM

CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK via

- a free, confidential helpline and webchat service taking over 40,000 calls a year on 0800 585858 (national) 0808 802 5858 (London) open 7 days a week, 5pm – midnight. - a site where men can hear about other mens lives as well as help and information

- CALMzine, our award-winning quarterly men's lifestyle magazine.

In 2013 in England & Wales, there were 5,140 suicides, 78% of which were male (4,020)
CALM is reg charity no's. 1110621 and SC044347

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