Stars and Strikes Ride the Trans Siberian Railroad Into Manchester

Our Manchester guardian reports that the hottest concert ticket in town is for Trans Siberian Orchestra playing at the Apollo this coming Friday.

Lead guitarist Al Pitrelli took the opportunity, while touring in Manchester, to train in the Thai martial arts at the world-famous Sitsiam Camp in Ashton under Lyne (Manchester), England.

Al trains in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) with coach Mick Doyle in the USA. His coach advised “when you go to England, take advantage of the opportunity to train with Kru Tony Moore, who is the head teacher of the Sitsiam Camp.

Al Pitrelli with Kru Gian and Kru Joel

Al Pitrelli with Kru Gian and Kru Joel

Al as been training every morning for the past week before going to his rehearsals at the Apollo.

“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”

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