Big Quiz Winners

Manchester Big Quiz brings the Manchester music scene together in support of Nordoff Robbins

The Big Quiz took place on 6th December at Hard Rock Café Manchester. It was the first Nordoff Robbins quiz outside of London in its 30 year history and was kindly sponsored by Bulldog Gin and Professional Music Technology.

140 people attended and teams included big names in music and entertainment such as SJM, Ticketmaster, Bluedot Festival, Parklife Festival, Modern Sky, Salford City FC, PRS for Music and BIMM.

Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music presenter hosted the event, and he was joined by some very special and well-known faces to co-host the rounds. This included a stellar line up of Coronation Street actress Faye Brooks, Hollyoaks actress Hollie-Jay Bowes, presenter Natalie Anderton, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, BBC 6’s Mark Radcliffe and DJ Graeme Park (Hacienda Classical). Each round was meticulously put together by Michael Mulligan who has penned the Now That’s What I Call Music anthologies.

Michael said of the quiz…

“if you spend years listening to, reading about, talking about, collecting, buying and selling music then there comes a time when you either drive your friends and family to distraction or you put it to good use and write a music quiz book. I have long been a fan of Nordoff-Robbins and the wonderful work that they do, and I have a strong affection for Manchester.”

Record Label Modern Sky who have Slow Readers Club on their roster were crowned winners with Dave Pichilinghi and his team winning the coveted trophy. The event finished with a raffle including prizes included a Fender guitar, a suite at Manchester Arena, signed boxing gloves from Champion boxer Jamie Moore

Chris Hawkins, Chair of the Nordoff Robbins Manchester Music Network – a committee that supports fundraising and plans in the region, said of the event,

“It was incredible bringing together the North West’s amazing music scene. The quiz itself, the live music and the big name guests all made for such a special afternoon.”

About our work in Manchester

Nordoff Robbins delivers music therapy in partnership with hospitals, schools and care homes across the Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well as in our own centres. From helping a person with dementia reconnect with their family to helping a child with autism to speak for the first time, our music therapy enriches lives. Our events and fundraising in the North West support our music therapy delivery and help us to raise awareness of our work.

To find out more about how you can support please contact the Fundraising Team.