AN exhibition showcasing Northwich's links to the north west's illustrious music history is turning heads in the town centre.

'Manchester Made Me', on show at The Obeid Gallery in Crown Street until the end of May, features artwork, photography, memorabilia and more capturing the spirit of music.

From iconic prints to bespoke designs – and some never before seen archive pieces from collectors – the exhibition also ran alongside the Dead Dead Good Weekend earlier in the month.

It was opened by BBC radio legend Mark Radcliffe on May 4.

One artist, Paul Evans, has a particularly strong link to Northwich's music history.

His photography work under the name makes up part of the exhibition, alongside graphic design work.

In 1993 he established the ‘Banned! Network’, a musicians' co-operative for unsigned and up-and-coming bands in the town.

A selection on display includes fanzines, demo tapes, records, photographs, flyers and a rare copy of the only single released by Northwich band The Electric Crayons whose singer Tim Burgess would go onto world-wide success with The Charlatans.

Paul said: "I’ve been receiving rave reviews about my work from very respected photographers which is fantastic and very humbling as my photography work only really began five months ago.

Paul’s photography work uses a lifetime of literature, film, social and music influences in his work which is dedicated to his parents, Will and Beryl and their love of music.

He said: "Growing up, I would always listen to the radio and I would try to reach up and look at the vinyl in the racks of record shops, such as Wrexham Records in Northwich Market that I was always taken to by my dad."

The exhibition runs until May 31. Other artists exhibiting include Paul Husband, Wooden Wedge Upholstery, Matt Corker, Realm of Pixels and Smashed Hits: Broken Vinyl Artwork.