Eclectic of Manchester

Graeme

DJ Name: Graeme Borland, Stickman#3 or Prostitutes & Policemen DJs (when playing drugs music)

First 12” vinyl
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side- The Smiths

First DJ gig
August 2006- Subspace- Charity event for Medical Students (can’t remember the charity. i’m sure it was a good cause though)

DJing history (nights played/promoted/residencies/guest slots)
Resident and co-founder of Prostitutes & Policemen (since April 2007), resident at Space and Across The Tracks since September 2008, resident at Bugged Out!, Sankeys(2009-2010), Warehouse Project, Parklife Festival, Creamfields… oh, and I may have a hand in some cheesy revival nights but we don’t talk about that

Musical heroes
Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave

Fave DJs
Larry Levan, Erol Alkan, Riton

Fave ever gig
Creamfields 2008- I was so incredibly nervous (biggest gig I’d done by a mile). We were due on at 1pm so got up at 10am and started drinking heavily to ease to nerves. Got so shit-faced I passed out in the middle of the crowd at the main stage immediately after our set. Lost my wallet and a whole lot of dignity. Photos are on facebook if you fancy viewing my shame. Quote from security (so I’m told)- ‘you’ll have to move your mate… people are throwing bottles at him!’

Top 5 gigs ever (bands, not DJs)
Morrissey- M.E.N, May 2004 (Comeback show- immense!)
Arcade Fire, Leadmill Sheffield, September 2005
Tom Waits- Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan July 2008 (I see this as in BC/AD… before Tom/after Tom. I changed that day)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Sheffield, 2009 (great gig but mainly because we interviewed Jim Sclavunos and hung out with Nick and The Seeds afterwards. Still the oddest night of my life. Did that actually happen?)
Elbow w/Halle, July 2009. So beautiful! Magic!

Fave cheese
Erasure

Fave drink
Beer!

Fave sneakers
I wear brogues

Things to do when not DJing/listening to music/going to gigs
Cooking, Thai Boxing, drinking, films, reading

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