Rose GillManaging Director, Manchester Music Tours
Rose Marie Gill is the managing director of Manchester Music Tours. The company was originally founded by her late husband Craig Gill, who played a key role in the city’s music industry. Formally a founding member of indie rock band Inspiral Carpets and DJ at the iconic Hacienda and Boardwalk nightclubs – Craig launched the music tours in 2005. Since then it has attracted music fans from across the world to make the pilgrimage to Manchester to visit landmarks such as Salford Lads Club, Epping Walk Bridge and Sifters Record shop in Burnage.
Rose has continued Craig’s legacy of celebrating the long history of Manchester bands, music venues and encouraging new initiatives to promote the current musical talent in the city. The tours are predominately delivered by Rose herself, who has experienced the ‘Madchester’ music scene firsthand, with occasional special guests and authentic guides sharing their unique experiences and anecdotes of Manchester.