Bez breaks world record for maracas

There really is a whole lot of shaking going on

Happy Mondays dancer Bez has helped to set a world record for maracas shaking.

The dancer, who was famed for his shaking work in Shaun Ryder’s band, joined in with a maracas ensemble in Manchester on March 15.

Accompanied by the Inspiral CarpetsClint Boon and members of the Manchester public, Bez led the way to the new world record as 406 shakers performed the Mondays‘Step On ’.

“This is one of those cool mass-participation records,” Guinness Book Of Records editor Craig Glenday told the Daily Record. “The whole point is to get together with mates and have fun.”

The maracas record was organised to mark the launch of XFM’s new Manchester station.