The Ceremony

12pm Thursday 9th March 2023 at Southern Cemetery, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7GL.

Mr Phil Lawson passed away peacefully on 28th January 2023. He didn’t want flowers for his funeral but always supported the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Phil donated to the RNLI as he always supported the work they did at sea. Thank you. Donations to the RNLI

If you can’t make it to Manchester on the day, there is a live stream here which requires a PIN number, available on request Live stream video


The Celebration

Friends and family of Philip are warmly invited to celebrate his life at a wake to be held at The Bowling Green, Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 9ES after the ceremony on March 9th from 1pm till 5pm. Limited on street parking is available.

The video below was made with the help of Philip’s nearest and dearest and is NSFW.

The Mixtape

Re-live all those fabulous parties with Auntie’s Biggest Hits, a two and a half hour DJ set of Phil’s favourite songs.


or right click the link below to download the set (mp3 220.9 MB)

Auntie’s Biggest Hits

  1. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  2. It’s Getting Better – Mama Cass
  3. I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield
  4. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
  5. Leader Of The Pack – The Shangri-La’s
  6. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins
  7. Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  8. She’s A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
  9. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
  10. Downtown – Petula Clark
  11. Take another Little Piece Of My Heart – Dusty Springfield
  12. Creeque Alley – The Mamas & The Papas
  13. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  14. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  15. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
  16. What – Soft Cell
  17. Roam – The B-52s
  18. Then I Kissed Her – The Beach Boys
  19. Drive My Car – The Beatles
  20. Jolly Holiday – Mary Poppins
  21. Eat The Music – Kate Bush
  22. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  23. She Loves You – The Beatles
  24. Move In A Little Closer Baby – Mama Cass
  25. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  26. Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins
  27. Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  28. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
  29. Welcome To The World – Mama Cass
  30. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  31. Torch – Soft Cell
  32. The Big Sky – Kate Bush
  33. Wig – The B-52s
  34. Soul Inside – Soft Cell
  35. Love Me Do – The Beatles
  36. Cosmic Empire – George Harrison
  37. Somebody Groovy – The Mamas & The Papas
  38. Am I The Same Girl – Dusty Springfield
  39. New World Coming – Cass Elliot
  40. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  41. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  42. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mama Cass
  43. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
  44. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten – Dusty Springfield
  45. The Girl From Ipanema – Frank Sinatra
  46. Let It Be – The Beatles
  47. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
  48. Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Mama Cass
  49. Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison