A selection of recommendations to check out:

Jeff Hurst

Jeff Hurst Photography

Jeff Hurst is a freelance photographer who works in and around the Stockport/Manchester area.

“Wow, I owe an immeasurable amount of gratitude to Jeff Hurst! Jeff has photographed many of my live performances & my complete EP Fragments booklet was photographed by him too! Jeff is an amazing photographer and has an incredible eye for capturing the perfect shot.”

Please check out all his work + the services he offers at his website here.

Judith Ude

Judith Ude

Judith Ude is an incredibly talented & inspiring UK songwriter & musician.

A breathtaking vocalist captivating listeners with uplifting lyrics & beautiful melodies.

Please check out Judith’s latest single The Rise here.



We4Poets is an affiliation of Manchester writers, storytellers, poets and musicians putting on memorable live events.

Tez Skachill is a key member, and has headlined many of the live events over the years at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation venue & Three Minute Theatre in Affleck’s Palace.

Please visit to learn more about all the associated acts & discover new Manchester talent.

David A Llewellyn

David A Llewellyn

“David is a modest man with exceptional creativity! David takes you on an inspiring journey with his imaginative stories! Here’s a video of David telling one of his short stories ‘Cadence‘ which I highly recommend to watch!”

David has written two novels – “potty-licks” and Jack Par(r) – both now available in paperback and as Kindle downloads.

David is the co-founder of We4Poets.

Stanley O. Ayodeji

Stanley O. Ayodeji

“Stan is an absolute gentleman, one of the nicest guys you will ever wish to meet. Stan is a gripping storyteller and incredible writer. ‘After The Riot, Quiet!’ is an absolute masterpiece!”

Stan has published the novel Damage Limitation & a 2 captivating collections of poetry called “After The Riot, Quiet!” & I Only Hate You Because I Love You.

With David, Stan is also the co-founder of We4Poets.

Sour Grapes Records

Sour Grapes Records, Manchester

Sour Grapes are an independent record label based in Manchester.

Any local bands looking for gigs or an upcoming record label, look no further than Sour Grapes! An incredible & dedicate team.

Sour Grapes broadcast The Sour Hour out of North Manchester FM 106.6, on Thursdays between 7-9pm. The show features great music + interesting interviews of bands, artists & people working in the music industry.

Visit Sour Grapes shop in Affleck’s Palace, Manchester for the latest cassette tapes, merch & records from their label.

Salford Guitar Lessons

Salford Guitar Lessons are an independent guitar tuition studio based in Eccles, Salford offering a premium service.

Salford Guitar Lessons was founded by Tez Skachill himself.

Please visit for more info.


JP-Therapy, Cadishead

JP-Therapy was founded by John Prescott BSc in 2017. The clinic is based in Cadishead, Manchester and offers injury, osteopath & sports physio services.

“I highly recommend checking out JP-Therapy! John is such a top guy! Highly skilled & motivating, and even better he’s a blue. John has helped me recover from sustained aches and pains has a guitarist & given me invaluable knowledge for an healthier life.”

Visit to learn more about the clinic & to book an assessment.

Jonny Black

Jonny Black - Singing Lessons Twickenham

Jonny Black is a professional singer and vocal coach and has performed in a number of touring and West End theatre productions and musicals. Jonny was also the lead singer with the rock band ‘Dupe’ in the late 90’s.

“Jonny – what a guy! I received vocal coaching from Jonny throughout 2014. I gained so much knowledge and feel my vocals have greatly improved from the time spent working with him. Its a pleasure to know such a top guy and I highly recommend his vocal coaching to all!”