We are sorry to hear of the death of Alan Wise.
Alan was a key figure in the Manchester post punk scene – promoting many of the keys gigs as well as managing Nico. For many years the looming figure of Alan Wise was part and parcel of every cool gig in the city with his off the wall presence and spirit of bohemia.
Alan was a key figure in the birth of Hacienda and factory records as well as being a big part in the birth of Joy Division, New Order and the promoter of the Fall. His CV is impressive and he was one of the key architects of the Manchester scene.