September 30th, 2016

Steve Harley set for acoustic hits

Updated: 9:09 am, May 07, 2015

STEVE Harley, best known for his work with 1970s rock group Cockney Rebel, is to perform in Evesham on Monday (October 20).

Harley is back with an intimate and atmospheric UK tour running until November and will be on stage at The Regal in Port Street performing a mix of his classic songs rock’n’roll style and in acoustic fashion – starting at 8pm.

Harley plans to play at least one title from each of the thirteen albums he has released since Cockney Rebel began with all the greatest hits included.

His tour comes hot on the heels of Steve’s critically acclaimed shows with orchestra and choir performed in prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, which featured performances of his debut The Human Menagerie album and the

influential The Psychomodo.

Harley will be accompanied on stage by his Cockney Rebel band-mate of long-standing, Barry Wickens, on violin, guitar and vocals and James Lascelles on piano and percussion.

The set will be built around all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian and the ever-popular Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me), all blended in with more recent tracks from critically-acclaimed albums The Quality Of Mercy

and Stranger Comes To Town.

Harley said: “The rock band sets are fantastic – loud and energetic. But I like to have the best of both worlds and explore the music in many ways.

“Playing the songs in an acoustic format gives me time and space to enjoy every second. And we improvise, which is always a big excitement for any musician. We can loosen off the arrangements and really explore. It gets pretty exciting during the

acoustic sets.”

Tickets cost from £30 and are available by visiting http://theregal.ac or calling 01386 421007.

 

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