The Piccadilly Rats in conversation with Oldham Chronicle journalist Simon Smedley
OLDHAM-BORN Gaz Stanley can’t believe how popular the Piccadilly Rats have become – and now Manchester’s most famous street band are set to be documentary stars. Gaz set up the Piccadilly Rats in 2013 with Heath Dean and Kenny Wheaver. They played the city centre’s popular shopping streets to steadily increasing numbers and, once Ray Boddington and Tommy Trouble joined up, crowd numbers shot up. Listen to Gaz and Ray speaking exclusively to Oldham Chronicle music journalist Simon Smedley about their silver screen hopes, as well as gig and recording news.