A BOLTON-born musician is on the line-up for a cabaret-style night of entertainment organised by television and radio presenter Terry Christian.

The former host of Channel 4's anarchic 1990s series The Word handpicked the talent for Mad Manc Cabaret, including Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, who was brought up in Brodick Drive, Breightmet.

The ex-Thornleigh Salesian College pupil will appear alongside Aziz Ibrahim, the former Stone Roses guitarist and Ian Brown songwriter; Rachel MacFarlane, a multi-million selling recording artist who fronted LMC's anthemic dance hit Take Me to the Clouds Above and Kerry Leigh, host of the Laughing Cow Comedy nights.

It will take place at the Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester, on Friday at 8pm.

Mr Gough, who now lives in Chorlton, South Manchester, said: "It's a night that he has been doing for a few months now.

"I've known Terry for years and he called me and asked if I would turn up at the one in November, unannounced.

"I wasn't booked or put on the bill, I just turned up and had a chat on the stage.

"It's a bit of a different night Terry is trying to put on — a bit of cabaret, variety, poetry, music, comedy.

"It was just enjoyable.

"I sat in the audience watching the other acts.

"It's only in its early days.

"I think a lot of it is about Terry championing Manchester acts and a lot of new artists as well."

Other acts include Marvin Cheeseman, Jun Tzu, The Korsairs and The Marivaux.

Tickets are £15 in advance or £20 on the door, visit ticketline.co.uk.