“Ian Brown can grant your wishes”: here’s how to visit the fortune telling machine from his latest video

Want to know what your future holds? Ian Brown can tell you.

A quirky fortune telling machine created for an Ian Brown music video is causing a stir in Manchester.

The machine, which appeared in the video for ‘From Chaos to Harmony’ and was inspired by the Zoltar fortune telling machine from the film Big, is now available to visit in Piccadilly Records Shop, Manchester.

Brown is a frequent visitor to the shop and performed an in-store session there in February to celebrate the release of his latest album, ‘Ripples.’


The director of the music video, John Nolan, created and designed the machine and has now installed it in the record shop. You can see some images here:

In the video, we see a magical string of events unfolding after a young boy encounters a Zoltar-puppet that has been crafted in the shape of Ian Brown.

While rising British star Noah Jupe takes the leading role in the video as the young boy, Brown himself appears too – he’s seen walking along the illuminated promenade of the Southend seafront.

The track is taken on ‘Ripples’, which arrived in February after a gap of 10 years.


NME’s review of ‘Ripples’ said: “The 55-year-old’s singing has noticeably improved. On the acoustic busker tune ‘Breathe And Breathe Easy’, his voice sound stronger than ever: a steely Mancunian bellow that also harks to Lennon’s vocal runs.”


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