Council Leader pays tribute to Blossoms' debut album Anniversary

Stockport Council Leader Cllr Alex Ganotis has paid tribute to Stockport band Blossoms as the first anniversary of their debut album approaches

Council Leader pays tribute to Blossoms' debut album Anniversary

The five-piece released their debut album in Stockport town centre last August (2016) to much fanfare, with Cllr Ganotis in attendance to praise the band for embracing their hometown roots (pictured).

Blossoms’ No 1 album came after two years of touring, where they were constantly putting Stockport on the map up and down the country and around the world as they continued to press upon how proud they are to be from their hometown. Launched on August 5 2016, the album reached number 1 status in its first week on August 12 and stayed there for further week.

Cllr Ganotis said: “On behalf of Stockport Council and the people of Stockport, I’d like to offer our congratulations on this important anniversary to Tom, Joe, Charlie, Josh and Myles.

“I said last year that we’re all really proud of them and that we hope that this is actually just the beginning, and not surprisingly, since then they have continued where they left off, with huge record sales and a constant stream of shows around the world.

“They’ve had a fantastic level of success so far and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is looking forward to album number two. They’ve got a clear connection with Stockport and that’s something we really want to congratulate them on and associate with.”

Blossoms, named after the landmark pub on the A6 just south of Stockport Town centre, released their debut album on the 5 August 2016, just months after famously knocking Adele off the top of the single charts in February. It has so far gathered over 100,000 sales.

Since 2014 they have gone from practicing in a scaffolding yard near to Edgeley Park to playing over 250 gigs, including a huge crowd in June at Glastonbury on the Pyramid stage, with the band continuing to proudly declare “we’re Blossoms from Stockport” at every show they play.

The five-piece also played their biggest ever headline show earlier this month, playing to over 8,000 people at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl.