If you’re one of those people who dislikes hotel breakfasts because of the awkward silence interrupted only by the sound of cutlery on crockery, INNSIDE Manchester might be the place for you.
The four-star European hotel at First Street is treating morning guests to a chilled out start to the day with a set from Manchester DJ legend Edwin Sinclair.
On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Edwin is playing cool Balearic tunes and laid back sounds as a backtrack while guests enjoy their lavish buffet breakfast at one of Manchester’s newest hotels.
With a 7am kick off it’s an earlier start than most of his other gigs but Edwin believes that INNSIDE has hit on a great concept which is being really well received by the breakfast guests.
“INNSIDE likes to do things a bit differently to other hotels and they asked me to trial a breakfast DJ slot twice a week. We have been doing it now for ten weeks and the guests seem to really enjoy it. It’s totally in the background and I just play some really mellow, chilled out tunes which hopefully set them up to have a great day ahead.”
A Withington resident, Edwin has been a regular on the Manchester music scene for over 25 years having been a DJ at some of the city’s leading clubs including The Hacienda. He is also currently a tour guide at The Whitworth Art Gallery.
Following the success of Edwin’s Wednesday and Thursday early morning sessions, INNSIDE has also asked Edwin to provide background music on Friday and Saturday evenings for diners at its Street on First restaurant and during the busy check in period on Saturday afternoons.
Edwin’s top ten tunes for a chilled start to the day are:
• Running – Jessie Ware
• What in the World – Jon B
• Body – Meshell Ndegeocello
• Right Now – Samatha James
• All I Need – Blue Six
• Gust of Wind – Pharrell Williams
• I’m OK – Lisa Shaw
• Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson
• My Blackness – Gary Taylor
• Rush Over – Marcus Miller
• Think About Me – Artful Dodger featuring Michelle Escoffrey
What are yours?