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Who is the Sabi Rock guy?

  • Richard Fair
  • 4 Sep 06, 02:34 PM

It’s a question that’s taxing the minds of a number of Manchester bloggers who have spotted this mysterious man at various places around the city. So who is he and what is www.sabi rock?

I’m not quite sure who first spotted him, but there’s a posting on the LiveJournal Manchester blog on the 18th August that includes a picture of him on Trinity Way and Steve Newton’s diary of sorts… says that he’s been spotted around Manchester for a while now.

The latest sightings are reported today by Mancubist who has posted about a number of sightings over the past week, including one yesterday.

So what’s it all about? A personal publicity stunt? The start of some big advertising push?

Going along to www.sabirock.com doesn’t throw any light on the subject as it’s just a holding page and a quick search of the rest of the internet doesn’t seem to help either. Needless to say we'll be keeping a close eye on that appears on there!

I’m sure the Manchester bloggers will get to the bottom of this one. It’s only a matter of time before someone out there will find out who he is and what he’s up to - and if you’re kind enough to share that information with us we’ll be happy to link to your report!

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I would like to know myself about SaBbi Rock.

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I saw him last night myself, under the Oxford Road railway bridge. He seems to get around.

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  • 3.
  • At 02:31 PM on 06 Sep 2006,
  • Ian wrote:

His sign has changed! It had a date on it this morning... 15th Nov!? Maybe it's the end of the world? :p

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  • 4.
  • At 03:03 PM on 06 Sep 2006,
  • Smyth wrote:

Richard - I've seen him on the dual carraigeway of Chester Road, Trinity Way and - yesterday - on Fairfield Steet (sans sign though!).

Jane you're right - he does get around!

And Roberto, I'd love to ask him, but it's a bit difficult when you're doing 60 - whoops, I mean 40 - on Chester Road!

Loving the Manchester blog btw!

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  • 5.
  • At 07:29 PM on 06 Sep 2006,
  • Duncan Edwards wrote:

I asked him at a set of lights. He was pretty vague, but did confirm that he was promoting a rock music site. It must be visited

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  • 6.
  • At 12:26 PM on 08 Sep 2006,
  • Jonesy wrote:

I've seen him on Oxford road twice, once in stockport and another time near the Arndale...... I don't know what he's advertising, but it's gotta be good....

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  • 7.
  • At 11:01 AM on 13 Sep 2006,
  • james wrote:

Ive seen him for the last week or so under the bridge at the beggining fot he mancucian way(salford end), he was'nt there this morning thought. I think the post above about him promoting that american rock site is too easy, there must be a good conspiricy story in here somewhere.

James

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  • 8.
  • At 11:03 AM on 13 Sep 2006,
  • james wrote:

Oops nearly forgot, he does'nt put his feet up on weekends either, I saw him near Asda in Moss side on Sunday, dedication that is!

James

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  • 9.
  • At 12:10 PM on 19 Sep 2006,
  • Anthony wrote:

I’m an Estate Agent so I'm constantly on the move, over the last couple of weeks I must have seen this guy who looks like a Voodoo James Bond Bad Guy at lease 20 time's, Last night I decided to stop get out and ask him what he's doing! And like Duncan said he's very vague he just said "its a music site" www.sabirock.co.uk but it doesn’t work or exist!

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  • 10.
  • At 04:39 PM on 22 Sep 2006,
  • Rowena wrote:

I just saw the Sabi Rock guy, stood in the pouring rain in the middle of two junctions. Gave me a deep smouldering look before a car splashed him as it drove past.

The website doesn't work! Maybe I should go and tell him!

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  • 11.
  • At 03:39 PM on 26 Sep 2006,
  • james wrote:

I think he is having us all on, hes still at it I saw him on Friday 22nd Sept bout 4.14pm just near the co-op buliding. I suspect he has a warped sense of houmour or is possibly a little deluded. I am awaiting him to prove me wrong....

james

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  • 12.
  • At 03:46 PM on 02 Oct 2006,
  • Adrian wrote:

It was the great grey beast of February that the Sabi Rock man first reared his dreadlocked head FEAR had never been dressed so well. Some say that coat he wears hide his Wings, some say he has a guitar fashioned out of the very cross Jesus Died on, Some say he's just a poor soul who's lost his way. However be sure to Doff you cap as he walks by offer a hot drink or it may be your soul he takes away tonight.......Beware the Sabi rock man..........Beware!

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  • 13.
  • At 05:53 PM on 02 Oct 2006,
  • bo wrote:

i saw him today - just thought i'd add that his sign says .co.uk on the top... it doesn't work but sill.

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  • 14.
  • At 05:55 PM on 02 Oct 2006,
  • mark wrote:

just seen sabi rock in ancoats,has he changed his sign?

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  • 15.
  • At 06:50 PM on 04 Oct 2006,
  • Alan wrote:

I just spoke to him and it goes live on the first of november so check it out then!

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  • 16.
  • At 11:32 AM on 09 Oct 2006,
  • Dan wrote:

Saw him yesterday on the A5103 at just coming off Mancunian way (not far from Asda and the big Land Rover showroom).

Was standing under a bridge and I didn't get a proper look at the sign. Obviously couldn't stop to ask him what was up!

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  • 17.
  • At 05:04 PM on 10 Oct 2006,
  • paul huxley wrote:

Just had a chat with Sabi in our shop on oldham street. Seems a decent bloke, he's a musician from what I gather. Keep your eyes open for tour dates. Great hat!

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  • 18.
  • At 12:20 PM on 11 Oct 2006,
  • john wilson wrote:

I saw him a couple of weeks ago and i was a little drunken so i approached him about the site as ive been checking for 2 months now and there was nothing there. He told me to check the site on the 14th November!

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  • 19.
  • At 03:33 PM on 12 Oct 2006,
  • donk wrote:

his sites up now lookslike hes got a cd.
www.sabirock.co.uk

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  • 20.
  • At 09:43 PM on 18 Oct 2006,
  • Surfsup wrote:

Well checked the site. He does get everywhere but his music aint to hot. P{retty low quality by anyne standards. But lets see in Novmber. prehaps what is there is a teaser.

PR wise he's done pretty well

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  • 21.
  • At 10:12 AM on 20 Oct 2006,
  • Lorraine McGeady wrote:

I've seen the Sabi Rock man this morning on Princess Road, what is he all about, very mysterious!

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  • 22.
  • At 10:30 AM on 20 Oct 2006,
  • phil wrote:

Ive seen him on hyde road in gorton,
his sign is now tied to the railings of a crossing island in the middle of the A57 hyde road/pottery lane junction

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  • 23.
  • At 01:10 PM on 23 Oct 2006,
  • Sid wrote:

I Saw the guy this morning at the Cheetham Hill end of Trinity Way, around 8.05 am. The website he is plugging is www.sabirock.co.uk
This looks like a home page, and seems to have a track listing for an album. There don't seem to be any other pages, however.

Maybe the mystery is part of the stunt.

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  • 24.
  • At 02:11 PM on 23 Oct 2006,
  • james wrote:

Well all you global corporations. You are all wasting your time with your multi million/multi national/multi media campaigns, Just pay some dude to stand in the middle of the road with a board on a stick( and look mysterious of course ) works a treat as this and other web blogs show.

well done sabi man !

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  • 25.
  • At 01:57 PM on 24 Oct 2006,
  • david dobson wrote:

I saw him last night stood near the gardens hotel on picadilly. was running to catch a train though so could not stop to ask him what it is all about!

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  • 26.
  • At 04:24 PM on 24 Oct 2006,
  • Tommy Stiles wrote:

I think his favourite morning spot was just off the manc way towards salford under the bridge on the way to Salford. Although it may be a bit cold for him now, I used to drive past him on the way to work most mornings.

Thought he'd gone away but then he came from nowhere and walked past on whitworth street opposite o'sheas.

The mystery around it is amazing!

Anyone know whether the job pays well?

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  • 27.
  • At 07:34 PM on 24 Oct 2006,
  • mike boardman wrote:

Drag up www.sabirock.co.uk and see his page. play the track by clicking the icon top left. Interesting. I'm sure I've seen him strumming his stuff outside Boots on Market Street, but perhaps I'm mistaken. Got to admire his guts. He deserves our local support for the bloody effort he has put into getting himself seen!!

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  • 28.
  • At 05:16 PM on 26 Oct 2006,
  • TJ wrote:

no way
me and my brother spoke to this guy. one day on market street. i didnt think thered be information about him online but i came across this bbc blog. we spoke to him, he told us its his band and that hes the site is going to be up soon. he didnt say much. he asked us if we could log onto the internet through our mobiles though and download music? was a really strange day. saw him again on princess street the other day. hes doing well to grab peoples attention!

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  • 29.
  • At 08:18 PM on 29 Oct 2006,
  • paul wilkinson wrote:

If you go to www.sabirock.co.uk it looks like a music site with a list of songs and a picture of a bloke with a guitar and other strange pics.

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  • 30.
  • At 06:12 PM on 05 Nov 2006,
  • jojo wrote:

He's managed to make his way to droylsden. Spotted opposite tesco's on ashton new road. Definately makes you log on to find out more! Top advertising strategy. Wonder how many miles he has travelled?

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  • 31.
  • At 01:56 AM on 08 Nov 2006,
  • SCOTT wrote:

I have seen this crazy guy too he lives near me. I have often wondered what he is all about adn I did'nt realise that so many other people were thinking the same thing. I shall endevour to ask him next time I see him, and return my findings to the rest of the sabirockers!

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  • 32.
  • At 10:29 PM on 08 Nov 2006,
  • Susanne Andrews wrote:

I first saw the guy back in August under the bridge at the city centre end of the Mancunian Way. I've also seen him on the grass verge on the dual carriageway near Asda in Moss Side. My Dad seems him most mornings at 7am on his way to work. Stood on the central reservation of the Mancunian Way (well dangerous!).
I emailed the MEN weeks ago to run a story and find out who he was but they obviously weren't interested and didn't email back!
If it is the guy who used to busk outside Boots - he was crazy! Couldn't play guitar just used to randomly strum and shout!

Good luck to sabi rock guy anyway and I think I just have to buy the album as it'll be nostalgia to look back on over the yrs as me and my mates find it hillarious and have to ring each other each time we see him. Beats train spotting I guess!

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  • 33.
  • At 10:49 PM on 17 Nov 2006,
  • big snj wrote:

Seen sabi at the top of swan street the last few days , what a cat !!
asked him what its all baout , he said to log on and check the site out !
what a guy , what a hat ..
music vv low quality - great self promotion tho

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  • 34.
  • At 04:44 PM on 28 Nov 2006,
  • Rachel wrote:

I too was facinated by Sabi Rock man and actually felt sorry for him, thinking he was paid to stand there as some PR stunt for an emerging band. Just saw his site though (www.sabirock.co.uk) and he just seems to be quite a mediocre musician. I would suggest he stays home to work on his guitar playing and less time looking sinister in the middle of the Mancunian Way.

I do love a good eccentric though - he scores top marks for that bless him.

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  • 35.
  • At 04:45 PM on 07 Dec 2006,
  • Jan W wrote:

I saw him on Monday morning on the 204 bus going down Hyde Road. Have also seen him several times on Trinity Way. Sure is weird!!

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  • 36.
  • At 09:09 AM on 27 Dec 2006,
  • lance wrote:

I saw him today 26th of december on my way to work walking along the dual carriage devider next to manchester city stadium !!

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Just seen this strange guy again. Was curious to find out who he was so checked out who registered his domain name, said the name was Barry Kinder. Looks like a Barry, but who knows.

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  • 38.
  • At 03:27 PM on 30 Dec 2006,
  • Christianne Cheadle wrote:

I saw the Sabi Rock Guy at the 24 hour petrol station on Hyde Road in Gorton on Boxing Day.

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  • 39.
  • At 09:28 AM on 05 Jan 2007,
  • Simon Roberts wrote:

Saw this geezers sign this morn laid on the floor on the Mancunian way under the bridge at Salford... No dude thought :(

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  • 40.
  • At 05:46 PM on 07 Jan 2007,
  • chris wrote:

I seen a women on the A57 With a board on her with the website address
xmas eve!!

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  • 41.
  • At 11:18 AM on 09 Jan 2007,
  • D wrote:

Spotted for the last two days in Sharston on the Altrincham Rd junction of the M56.

Who is he?

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  • 42.
  • At 10:10 AM on 17 Jan 2007,
  • NicA wrote:

He was walking towards Man City footie ground this morning at 9:16am! Early bird!

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  • 43.
  • At 03:13 PM on 17 Jan 2007,
  • neressa wrote:

Ive lived in gorton for 4 years now and always seen this man about, he scares the life out of me, will someone please put him out of his misery or give him a bath!!!!!!

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  • 44.
  • At 09:28 PM on 21 Jan 2007,
  • stevie bolton wrote:

i see this guy on a sunday @10am on hyde rd - maybe he is waiting for the bingo , also prinny rd in hulme some weekdays at 8 ish- website is a bit vague though !!!!

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  • 45.
  • At 08:42 AM on 24 Jan 2007,
  • Paul (Levenshulme) wrote:

I've seen this guy loads of times since Christmas. His web address is sabirock.co.uk not .com. Judging by the amount of time he spends in rain and cold, I'd say he deserves a record deal.

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  • 46.
  • At 01:56 PM on 25 Jan 2007,
  • Sam wrote:

he now has a new sign - his old one said .com

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  • 47.
  • At 10:01 AM on 30 Jan 2007,
  • Zee wrote:

I have seen the Sabi Rock guy a couple of times. I have even Stood inches from him.
At one point I managed to speak to him & asked "who are you", he just ignored me and showed me his sign.
I asked him again in frustration what the hell is "Sabi Rock" & to my complete suprise he said
"record label".
That was my last encouter with the Sabi Rock man.
I have also today realised that the reason that most people can never find his website is that it's not a .com but a .co.uk website.
Also that it isn't listed on the search engines very well.
WWW.SABIROCK.CO.UK.
So we can establish that he maybe trying to promote a record label of some kind and that he has a website we can also view, but it looks like were going to have to wait and watch this space to find out more.

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I can now give you all an update.

It appears that the Sabi Rock man has used the company Funnel Creative Ltd to make his website.

His website was Registered on:
14-Sep-2006

the information was obatined using a WHO IS internet search on his domain www.sabirock.co.uk.

http://www.funnelcreative.co.uk/

I have spoken Barry Kinder who was involved in the development of the website and he was also unsure as to the Sabi Rock mans motives.

I asked him who was Sabi rock? and whether he could put me intouch with the guy, but I was told that he does not have any contact information for Sabi Rock.

I then asked what is the purpose for the website, and was told that it was a website that Sabi Rock wanted made, possibly "trying to promote himself as a musician".

This is all I have for now and will update you all very shortly.


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  • 49.
  • At 07:59 PM on 06 Feb 2007,
  • Simon wrote:

WOW, it works, out of curiosity, checked out sabi rock, and also found this site... not my cup of tea...

sign at the junction of fairfield st and hyde road, but seen him several times mooching about the mancy way under the arch nr to fairfield street...

gonna beep my horn at him next time I see him!!!

blue peter badge to the first person who spots him in inverness or some other far flung part of the world!

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  • 50.
  • At 10:54 PM on 07 Feb 2007,
  • Paul wrote:

Lets all sound our horn at 'The Sabi Man'!!

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  • 51.
  • At 10:59 PM on 07 Feb 2007,
  • Paul wrote:

Lets all sound our horn at 'The Sabi Man'!!

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  • 52.
  • At 10:41 PM on 08 Feb 2007,
  • Emma wrote:

i saw him the other day standing on hyde road in gorton

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  • 53.
  • At 02:01 PM on 09 Feb 2007,
  • jane wrote:

I have seen this guy loads of times on way back from work at end of Manc way /Regent Road.Also sign at bottom of Ashton Old road he seems to be out in all weathers!!!

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  • 54.
  • At 02:35 PM on 11 Feb 2007,
  • Steph (Mottram, Hyde) wrote:

It pleases me to know that I am not alone in my curiosity!! I've seen this guy too - heaps of times - don't like the music too much - but 10/10 for effort!!!

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  • 55.
  • At 07:58 PM on 13 Feb 2007,
  • Harry wrote:

We saw him on Ashton Old Road on Tues 13. I though it was that guy off jeepers Creepers from the back. After we passed we thoguht he was going to fly and jump on the top of the car and lick the glass!

Music is average really, guitar sound is too loud and voice is a little rushed and unclear imo.

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  • 56.
  • At 10:21 PM on 19 Feb 2007,
  • Howard Quayle wrote:

Aye, he's still going strong.. saw him at the Apollo on my drive home from Manchester this afternoon..

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  • 57.
  • At 12:46 PM on 20 Feb 2007,
  • Lee wrote:

Saw him this morning at the jnc of Blackfriars/Trinity Way, Salford. His website doesn't seem to mean much!

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  • 58.
  • At 02:52 PM on 20 Feb 2007,
  • Becca wrote:

i've seen him loads of times during my3 years living in manchester. seeing him on the way to work on chapel street most recently.

cool stunt

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  • 59.
  • At 04:00 PM on 21 Feb 2007,
  • Gemma wrote:

Hello.......

The sabi rock guy lives across the road from me, and I have always wondered what he's all about but never found out anything...... I see him go out in the morning and return at the night, seems a nice enough guy tho xx

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  • 60.
  • At 09:24 PM on 26 Feb 2007,
  • aa wrote:

i saw him on oldam road in ancoats-he made me laugh

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  • 61.
  • At 06:18 PM on 27 Feb 2007,
  • Roxanne wrote:

I've been spotting this guy for months in the city centre! I asked my friends if they knew anything but they all looked at me like I was crazy! Recently he's been at the traffic lights near the Frog and Bucket Oldham St sitting on the railings around 8:30am. Today there was only his sign though. I'm desperate to know more!

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  • 62.
  • At 04:57 PM on 03 Mar 2007,
  • Joshua wrote:

Spoken to the Sabirock guy just this week. Seemed like a decent bloke, likes keeping the mystery and personally, I like his music. His hat is really cool too, I think he made it, and he knows that gets attention too. True PR Legend.

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  • 63.
  • At 05:19 PM on 09 Mar 2007,
  • colette harrison wrote:

Hi. Have seen him lots of times too, but yesterday for the first time, I saw him walking wearing a sandwich board ! A double sided advert !

He really does look like the voodoo guy from "live and let die" !

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  • 64.
  • At 11:19 AM on 14 Mar 2007,
  • Faye wrote:

Hey all, Iv just had a fabulous idea..the Sabi Rock guy should make a guest appearance at this years Deepercusion festival!! What do you all think??

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  • 65.
  • At 11:56 AM on 23 Mar 2007,
  • David wrote:

You've all got it wrong!....

The correct URL is: http://www.sabirock.co.uk

It's actually quite good but a bit odd.

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  • 66.
  • At 07:42 AM on 28 Mar 2007,
  • Ian wrote:

I reckon he lives in Gorton because I've often spotted him walking past my house to get the bus on Hyde Road. He's has interesting taste in hats! I didn't know he moved around so much, I've also seen him at the Hyde Rd/Pottery Lane junction where he has (or did have) a permanent sign attached to the pedestrian island. All his hard work will pay off once the Sabi-Rock site's up if people are talking about him this much...

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  • 67.
  • At 09:21 AM on 29 Mar 2007,
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After not seeing him for a couple of months, I saw him walking in Levenshulme and then along Oxford Road in the same day. I also saw him again this morning walking down Mosley Street this morning. Legend.

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  • 68.
  • At 11:28 AM on 29 Mar 2007,
  • Buster wrote:

he's a machine....im gonna drive past and say "ur a washin machine washin macheeeeeeeeeeeeen".....seriously the guy is very dedicated and the music is alright..good luck to him!!!

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  • 69.
  • At 02:44 PM on 11 Apr 2007,
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I see this Man on my way to work just near the mancunian way, it got me wondering aswell what it meant!!
I typed into google The meaning of the word Sabi, it is all to do with South African History. You should take a look if you are really interested, I know I was!!!! Hope that helps!!

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  • 70.
  • At 10:47 AM on 12 Apr 2007,
  • vicki wrote:

I saw this guy next to Blackwells book shop at the University shop parade on Oxford Road this morning....only a few months later than the rest of you :-D

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  • 71.
  • At 09:58 AM on 26 Apr 2007,
  • TomTom wrote:

He was on Mossley St this morning next to my office. I had a listen to the tracks on his site. They are ok. He's certainly working his ad campaign to the max.

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he's still going strong. Strikes me he does more PR for himself than actually music. Can't get onto his site.

But I did get a picture of him - on my blog at http:/www.acornservice.blogspot.com

Jim

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  • 73.
  • At 11:46 PM on 18 May 2007,
  • Sabina & Tom wrote:

we saw "Sabi Rock" on Princess street just off Oxford Road today, followed him around MI5 style but in the blink of an eye he disappeared into thin air, we believe he's Houdini re-incarnated Honest!!!

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  • 74.
  • At 11:03 AM on 21 May 2007,
  • spacemonkey wrote:

Saw 'Sabi Rock' guy this morning and as mentioned when you make eye contact with him he just stares at you. He walked to the end of Salford crescent and pirouetted around a lamp post to change direction, strange but highly amusing. I tried the website and it still doesn’t work...

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  • 75.
  • At 12:33 AM on 25 May 2007,
  • warhead wrote:

Spotted him twice in the last couple of days in central Manchester. Yesterday walking along Piccadilly bus station.

I know the website was up a few months ago, so maybe he hasn't been paying his provider, seeing as it's not available again.

He deserves to get some financial backing from someone for his sheer persistence.

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  • 76.
  • At 01:03 AM on 28 May 2007,
  • asante wrote:

I see him, his site has been closed down evidently through no fault of his own. When his web site was up his music was pretty good, his voice is alright and power to a man who gets up early and walks miles to promote himself. He deserves to get on, I think he has got quite a good look, interesting etc.

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  • 77.
  • At 02:11 PM on 28 May 2007,
  • John Roberts wrote:

I saw him about a week ago in piccadilly sat on the fence rails near the bus station. I asked if i could take a picture and he said “yeh fine as long as you arnt associated with all these websites that think i am a random lunatic!” so i asked what is the point he is a solo rock artist from down south and its a sort of gimic for publicity. He is a really nice guy, was polite and far from a lunatic i have pictures on my phone as proof. Dont be scared of him he is a friendly guy speak to him yourselfs. I aint heard his music yet cos his sites down does anyone know if he is any good he said he was?

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  • 78.
  • At 02:23 PM on 28 May 2007,
  • John Roberts wrote:

SUPPORT SABI ROCK!!!!!! YOU WONT MEET A NICER GUY, HONESTLY! MANCHESTER LEGEND UP THERE WITH LIAM GALLAGHER! KEEP ON ROCKING SABI U LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 79.
  • At 09:31 AM on 30 May 2007,
  • seanny wrote:

Ok this guy has had quite an underground following of sorts for ages now, yet I think there may be more to it than just music. after a quick seach for meaning I found this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi
perhaps the real meaning of sabi, is an altered state of mind, and the rock, well it just has to be crack cocaine or something...thus, sabirock guy is probably a crack dealer lmao.

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  • 80.
  • At 10:53 AM on 12 Jul 2007,
  • carole and john taylor wrote:

We live in Gorton and have noticed the sabirocks guy and his eccentric dress code for about two years now. John thought he was one of our Gorton eccentrics. We have quite a few. We see him walking on Hyde Road, Knutsford road and towards the Ryder Brow estate off Levenshulme road. We presume that he lives in that direction. Then last winter he began sppearing with his sign at the junction of Hyde road and Alan Turing way and seems to have been traveling from then on. Have you seen him with his coat inside out, wierd.

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  • 81.
  • At 11:53 PM on 24 Jul 2007,
  • David Moore wrote:

I think we should all club together and but hima 4-track or 6-track, just so he doesn't need to record his songs on a dictaphone... the quality is awful.

At least we all know that it doesn't matter how bad your songs potentially are, you will get some people listening to them if you walk for the entire road system of Manchester with a sandwich board on you!


Long live the Sabi Rock Dude!

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  • 82.
  • At 08:16 AM on 13 Aug 2007,
  • kate wrote:

Latest siting today!!!!

On the Sharston roundabout. Checked his website and it really doesnt shed any light.

I feel like I'm really missing something here???

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  • 83.
  • At 08:04 AM on 15 Aug 2007,
  • Rob wrote:

Still on Sharston roundabout this morning.

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  • 84.
  • At 11:20 PM on 16 Aug 2007,
  • Phil wrote:

A friend of mine was running a UK Online computer training centre and was visited by Mr sabirock.co.uk who wanted help to build a website.According to this friend Mr sabirock.co.uk showed him a video of himself stripping wallpaper in a room then re-wallpapering and then re-stripping and so on. He said it was the best video he had ever seen and reminiscent of the Bill Drummond (if you know who he is, if not please skip this bit) cutting a painting into 30,000 equal pieces video. I personally would love to see his video sounds like a proper work of art.

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  • 85.
  • At 10:53 AM on 29 Aug 2007,
  • chris wrote:

This morning Sabi was walking out of town on Ashton New Road as I was driving in. Finally remembered to look him up. Cool looking character and clearly has a great eye for PR. Is he going to come out at some stage or remain an enigma?

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  • 86.
  • At 09:27 AM on 07 Sep 2007,
  • Madders wrote:

It's been a while since I saw Sabi. Today he was on Regent Road. He looks like a nice sort. If you're reading this Sabi, hello.

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  • 87.
  • At 10:07 PM on 14 Sep 2007,
  • jimmy wrote:

Me and my mate gaz have been sabi spotting for a few months now and text his whereabouts this guy is ace. not had chance to speke to him yet but think we should all give him a honk on the horn, enigma

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  • 88.
  • At 09:54 PM on 21 Sep 2007,
  • snj wrote:

spotted sabi this morning in central res on princess arkway opp landrover garage , hes got a new sandwich board .. looking cool in his top hat !

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  • 89.
  • At 08:51 PM on 27 Sep 2007,
  • Dangle wrote:

I see Sabi-Rock guy most mornings on my way to work. He is a Legend around Manchester, and really makes me laugh most mornings.

Often seen around Princess Parkway, Mancunian Way, and Chester Road, Old Trafford.

Keep up the good work Sabi-Rock Guy!!

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  • 90.
  • At 09:21 PM on 02 Oct 2007,
  • Paul wrote:

Does this guy actually have a job and isnt it about time he got one hes obviously claiming benefits because hes out all day with his billboards around his neck he should be made to work if he is claiming benefits as theres proof here thats hes doing naff all about looking for a job just promoting a dull website.

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  • 91.
  • At 10:00 PM on 04 Oct 2007,
  • Chris wrote:

I'm a bus driver in and around the city centre and I've seen this guy on and off for the last 2 years or so now......I think he's just an eccentric nutcase who adds colour to the city centre

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  • 92.
  • At 01:45 PM on 15 Oct 2007,
  • ian t wrote:

im a milkman in town and he certainly gets around , starts out from 4am that i know of seen him this morning at the roundabout in ordsall , gave me a rye smile obviously thinks im nuts 2 being out so early lol,one customer of mine says he frightend her to death, reminds me of sanka from the jamaican bob sleigh team ,,,

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  • 93.
  • At 08:33 PM on 24 Oct 2007,
  • Brian W wrote:

This has been driving me nuts. 5 days a week I drive from Gatley to Salford and I see this guy at various points along the way. Every morning I see him and think "I'll look that up" but then I get to work and loose it. Tonight I rememberd to look him up when I got home and find he's been freaking everyone out for years. I really was beginning to think I was being set up for some kind of Derren Brown stunt. I've seen this guy in Gatley and at all points along my journey to work. I see him now and I just stare at him and he smiles back. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I hope he's a nice guy and that he's just giving a lot of people this thing in common. He's clearly a very dedicated artist, creating a phenomenon. Love it.

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  • 94.
  • At 07:55 PM on 28 Oct 2007,
  • iris wrote:

it's www.sabirock.co.uk

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  • 95.
  • At 10:17 AM on 01 Nov 2007,
  • layla wrote:

sabi rock is a singer songwriter and guitarist, he is trying to promote himself. The way he goes about it is so intelligent though as he knows that people will be interested from the minute they notice hs non-conforming behaviour in manchester. A lonesome man holding a bob dillon like piece of card only presenting a web site... of course observers are going to save this email address to their drafts folder and anticipate the time until a pc is ready and waiting. Sabi rock the verdict... unique and raw.

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  • 96.
  • At 12:41 AM on 24 Nov 2007,
  • jeepers wrote:

just another black gentleman holding a GUITAR and not a GUN like the other lesser bred black gentlemen who feel masculinaly challened.
THIS THREAD AS BEEN PC CLEANSED.

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  • 97.
  • At 06:56 PM on 24 Nov 2007,
  • nancy wrote:

i drive from sale to salford monday to friday, i see this guy about three times a week most of the time hes stood near the tip on chester road stretford.Hes out early as i see about 7.10 am and ive seen him on trafford road near salford queys.

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  • 98.
  • At 09:21 AM on 26 Nov 2007,
  • isobel wrote:

Saw Sabirock guy this morning on Regent Road Roundabout - looking back this has been going on since August last year. Poor soul must be freezing and still cant really get on to the site.

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  • 99.
  • At 04:12 PM on 26 Nov 2007,
  • M wrote:

Have meant to look up this site for months, ever since I heard about this guy and saw him on princess parkway on my way to work. His songs are not bad, but the way he promotes himself is madness. He seems to be everywhere. Beginning to wonder if there isn't more than one Sabi Rock guy.....

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  • 100.
  • At 05:15 PM on 03 Dec 2007,
  • Lee wrote:

Just seen Sabi Rock dude at the bottom of regent road nr sainsbury's. He is now wearing his sign on his hat, and gives you a weird manic look when you drive past (more-over showing the sign to you as opposed to anything sinister).

Has anyone ever spoke to him ?

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  • 101.
  • At 12:27 PM on 04 Dec 2007,
  • sara wrote:

i saw him today for the second time near the pipex building in chorlton.
i tried to wave to him but i dont think he saw me ;-)

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  • 102.
  • At 08:16 AM on 05 Dec 2007,
  • martin davies wrote:

We saw him under the M60 bridge on the way to sale this morning on the manchester bound side of the dual carriageway.

what an enigma!

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http://www.sabirock.co.uk this guy believes in what he does and has the balls to go out there and show us. The website is not that great but only in Manchester.

Our thoughts:

"At least hold the sign up the right way!"

"I want to photograph him!"


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  • 104.
  • At 10:10 PM on 20 Dec 2007,
  • b9 block wrote:

i see sabi rock every morning under the bridge standing on a rock as you come from m56 to stretford even when it freezing at 5.00 in the morning this guys there he is mad man

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  • 105.
  • At 09:42 AM on 17 Jan 2008,
  • Steve Mann wrote:

I saw him this morning, I asked him what it was all about and he said he was promoting a record label but unfortunately he got knocked over on Ancoats as his sign fell in the middle of the road so it has been delayed.

He had to spend all of his money on a new sign (I am sure you will agree, it is a lot more slick than the last one) ... I believe he has used a higher quality black marker this time.

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  • 106.
  • At 10:27 PM on 06 Feb 2008,
  • steve robbins wrote:

I saw sabirock man this morning opposite the philpots sandwich shop. It was about 6.15 he looked cold and odd. One minute he was there then when i turned round he had gone. He just looked strange at that time of day. Maybe he is really good and just undiscovered. Hopefully someone may see him and give him a chance. good work fella.

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  • 107.
  • At 08:48 PM on 13 Mar 2008,
  • chris wrote:

He is back under the M60 motorway bridge on chester road every morning from 0600hrs. His website looks like a holding site but there is a music player at the very top left corner, I'm guessing the soundtrack is him?

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  • 108.
  • At 02:30 PM on 14 Mar 2008,
  • Mike P wrote:

Seen this morning on Trafford Road at 07:40 ... the board is gone, replaced by a black bin-liner with a new web address ... www.sb9.co.uk.
Had a look this morning and the site looked every bit as mysterious as the last one - just checking again now & the site is not available.

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  • 109.
  • At 11:49 AM on 18 Mar 2008,
  • Jill wrote:

Ive been spotting the sabi man for over 2 years now on the Princess Parkway. have been meaning to look up his web site all that time, have finnaly got round to it and it makes no sense!?
But good luck to him anyway.

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  • 110.
  • At 11:56 AM on 18 Mar 2008,
  • Jill wrote:

Ive been spotting the sabi man for over 2 years now on the Princess Parkway. have been meaning to look up his web site all that time, have finnaly got round to it and it makes no sense!?
But good luck to him anyway.

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  • 111.
  • At 03:42 PM on 06 Apr 2008,
  • ian wrote:

i seen sabi-rockman swimmin in manc canal wif armbands an a snorkel lookin 4 sharks

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  • 112.
  • At 03:49 PM on 06 Apr 2008,
  • tony wrote:

seen sabi swimmin in manc canal wif arm bands and a snorkel sez he was lookin 4 his marbles

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  • 113.
  • At 08:15 AM on 15 Apr 2008,
  • mark wrote:

Re Blog 108

The new & correct web address is sr9.co.uk - spotted Sabi man on Trafford Road this morning, smiling as usual (away with the birds)

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