Liam Gallagher Is The New Voice Of Manchester's Metrolink
Liam Gallagher has one of the most distinct voices in music and now he's putting it to use for a new gig: he is now the voice of Manchester's transit system.
Hometown hero Gallagher can now be heard voicing passenger announcements and giving out route information through the speakers of the Manchester Metrolink.
As the city hosts the Beyond The Music festival, it looks to encourage concertgoers to use public transport to travel to venues.
According to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, the Oasis frontman offered to "do his bit" to help music fans support the grassroot festival that gives an opportunity for young artists to be heard.
"When the request was first made by [Greater Manchester mayor] Andy Burnham, Liam loved the idea of surprising tram users by doing the announcements, and he was given the chance to choose his favourite line," a spokesperson for Gallagher told BBC News. "You'll have to get on to a tram into the city to find out which it is."
"It means a lot to us that Liam has agreed to do this and show his support for his home city," said Mayor Burnham. "Supporting our music venues and giving people cheaper and better public transport to and from our gigs is what we're all about. I am sure that Liam's dulcet tones will wake up a few early-morning commuters, brighten up many a journey, and produce a lot of smiles along the way."
Hear Gallagher make stop announcements and root for his beloved Manchester City F.C. below.
Liam Gallagher is voicing Manchester tram announcements this week - and he's got a special message for those arriving at the Etihad stop 😂😂— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) October 11, 2023
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