Tip Top Timperley

Tip Top Timperley

Manchester’s Frank Sidebottom, the quirky alter ego of comedian and musician Chris Sievey, became a cult figure with his eccentric persona and distinctive papier-mâché head. Alongside his solo work, Sidebottom had previously fronted power pop band The Freshies, releasing some memorable albums and EPs. Frank albums include 13.9.88, 5.9.88, and Medium Play, which were interspersed with EPs like Salutes The Magic Of Freddie Mercury And Queen, Christmas Is Really Fantastic and Timperley. Frank Sidebottom’s madcap, whimsical and satirical humour made him a much loved, enduring figure in alternative music, which is celebrated with new 3-CD set due in July, Little Box of Bobbins – Frank’s Fantastic Anthology 1985-1993.