Mike Joyce Event WebA rare chance to hear the story of Mike Joyce, drummer of legendary band The Smiths, on his first visit to Light House.

After the audience event with Mike live in cinema one, we will have an after show party featuring Mike as a guest DJ, with local comedian / Smiths DJ Andrew McBurney.

Event Timings
Lock Works bar open all day pre-event.

8.30 – 9.30pm
Mike Joyce – his story, live in Cinema One.

9.30pm – late
After show party featuring DJ spot from Mike Joyce plus Andrew McBurney’s Smiths Disco

Late bar in Lock Works.

Do you have a question for Mike? Submit it to julie@cohesionltd.co.uk and we’ll send the best through to him.

We can’t wait to welcome Mike and a legion of fans to Light House.

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED so early booking is advised.

Tickets are £20 and available on the blue link to our online booking system on the right, or by calling 01902 716 055 between 9am and 9pm. If the link is not showing, just give us a call.


There was life before The Smiths for Mike Joyce. His first band was a punk outfit called The Hoax, who played a handful of gigs in and around Manchester in ’79-’80 and released a 7″ single called ‘Only The Blind Can See in The Dark’ and a 12″ ‘So What”.
From there, Mike went on to play with Irish band, Victim from ’80-’81.
Then 1982 happened…For the next 5 years, Mike’s life was intertwined with that of Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Stephen Morrissey, better known as The Smiths.
On their demise, Mike, joined by Andy, toured with Sinead O’Connor during one of her most successful periods.
In late ’88 and ’89, Mike reunited with Morrissey, playing on two hit singles ‘The Last of the Famous International Playboys’ and ‘Interesting Drug’.
Not wishing to let the grass grow under his feet, Mike then spent two years touring and recording with Mancunian punk legends, Buzzcocks.
1992 saw Mike playing with one of his heroes, Julian Cope. A British and US tour with Public Image Limited followed in ’93, allowing Mike to play with John Lydon and Siouxsie and the Banshees guitarist, John McGeoch.
In 1995, Mike collaborated on a track with Soul diva PP Arnold and from ’96 to ’98 he recorded with Pete Wylie from The Mighty Wah! aka Wah! Heat.
Since 1998, Mike has played and recorded with artists ranging from The Stone Roses’ Aziz, Vinny Peculiar and Bonehead from Oasis (with whom he and Andy Rourke formed Moondog).
In July 2007, Mike and Andy Rourke produced ‘Inside The Smiths’ a DVD which chronicled their experiences of the band.
Since 2006 he has been in demand as a DJ, both in clubs and on radio. His show on Manchester Radio Online attracted 100,000 listeners every show and caught the attention of Jon Tattersall of The Official Charts Company. He asked him to present The Coalition Independent Chart Show, featuring a run down plus interviews and sessions.

He took the chart show to East Village Radio, New York’s hippest station. At this time, Mike also became a regular on BBC 6 Music as a stand in for Marc Riley, Radcliffe & Maconie and Guy Garvey.

Popular club nights have included ‘Alternative Therapy’ at The Brickhouse in Manchester and a monthly residency at The Drawing Room in West Didsbury, Manchester.

2017 is proving to be one of Mike’s busiest years for radio, TV and live events, co-inciding with the 30th anniversary of The Smiths’ demise.

We can’t wait to welcome Mike and a legion of fans to Light House. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED so early booking is advised.
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