Granada the North West's up and coming musicians

In this series we get to know some of the North West's most promising musical acts, from acoustic guitarists to rock bands.

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  1. ITV News Correspondent Elaine Willcox

Could 'The Slow Readers Club' be Manchester's next big band?

Their album 'Build a Tower' entered the top 20 album charts and that's without a major record label and limited radio play.

The Slow Readers Club from Wythenshawe as their name suggests champion the underdog. They are currently on tour, whilst juggling their day jobs from teaching to the NHS.

Watch their exclusive acoustic version of one of their tracks 'Lunatic' for Granada Reports.

They've been been chatting about their name, quirky gigs and the Gallagher brothers.

The Slow Readers' Club: an exclusive performance from the Manchester band overcoming the odds

A Manchester band could be following in the footsteps of musical giants like New Order, the Happy Mondays and the Courtneeners.

The Slow Readers' Club album has now upset the odds - they entered the album charts at number 18 after ten years performing together.

All the band members still have days jobs - from an NHS manager to a teacher - and say they're out to champion the underdogs in the highly competitive music industry.

Click to hear an exclusive acoustic version of 'Lunatic': the first track on their newest album

It's properly mind blowing. We want to say a massive thank you to all our fans for getting behind us!

– The Slow Readers Club
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