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Rowetta Satchell (Patron)

Rowetta Satchell (Patron)

Rowetta is the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band, Happy Mondays, singing on all their hits, and touring the world. She played herself in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People and was Simon Cowell’s favourite and the last lady standing in the UK’s very first X Factor in 2004. In 2009, The Black Eyed Peas sampled Rowetta on their global hit, Boom Boom Pow. She has collaborated with many house producers including Lights Out feat Rowettawith Tom Stephan and Pete Gleadell on New York label, Nervous Records and No More Comin' Down with J Nitti on Dos or Die (Unlimited Sounds) with remixes by Darude. Rowetta also sings with Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order) and his new band The Light and was the lead singer on the EP 1102 / 2011 Rowetta is a big hit at all the UK Gay Prides including London, Manchester and Brighton. Rowetta is involved with and ambassador of many charities. Rowetta is passionate about Manchester. Rowetta fronted the ‘End The Fear’ campaign with Greater Manchester Police and continues to work with domestic violence support groups. Greco feat Rowetta: ‘BE' was named as one of Billboard's Top 20 House and Techno tracks of 2017. Currently touring with Happy Mondays and Hacienda Classical as well as performing solo. Days after the Manchester bomb,
Misty Chance (Patron)

Misty Chance (Patron)

It is difficult to pin point the moment of Misty’s conception, especially after so many years, but I recall first trying Drag as early as 2000 meaning that she would be currently in her 18th year. Originally from the North West town of Burnley, I performed on a weekly basis in the local cabaret bar before becoming licensee of Show bar ‘Guys as Dolls’. I was mentored in my early career by retired London Drag artist ‘Georgie West’ who still acts as my ‘Drag Mother’ to this day as we continue to write sketches and gags for independent projects. Other major influences on my performance style are the comedians of the 70’s and 80’s including Morecambe and Wise and Phyllis Diller and my aesthetic largely resembles classic British Drag back in its infancy when Queens like Danny La Rue and Lee Sutton were just making the genre mainstream. The Misty Show began traveling around the UK before I finally chose to base myself in Manchester on the world famous Canal Street where I have been doing several residencies for the past 12 years. In addition to my Drag duties, I work with several charities including as Patron for The AXM Foundation, a charity that awards grants to LGBT entrepreneurs, and as an Ambassador for The George House Trust, a HIV aftercare service for The Greater Manchester area.
Chris Hague (Patron)

Chris Hague (Patron)

Chris has been an active fundraiser for charity. Has been responsible for the staging and branding of Sparkle and both the Village People Weekend and Village Weekend. Award winning WAD fundraiser Red & Wild and Wet & Wild plus Village bars annual fundraiser Tooty Booty since 2010. He's also climbed Ben Nevis and run a marathon for village causes and proudly works with many village venues and businesses. He's also a big Eurovision fan and runs the International network of fan clubs of Eurovision (infeu) part of a global network officially recognised by Eurovision here in the UK.
Michael Pollard (Patron)

Michael Pollard (Patron)

Michael Pollard. 50 Years old. General Manager at Home Community café Didsbury. Owner Taurus Canal Street 14 Years. Born in Manchester. Lives in Manchester. Passionate about the village. Been part of the village since 1993. Done every Pride since it started. Michael became a patron for the foundation in 2018.