Legendary British songwriter Graham Gouldman brings his latest show to The Glee Club Birmingham on Tuesday 6 May 2014.
Entitled Heart Full Of Songs the show finds the former 10cc man dipping into his extraordinary hit-filled back catalogue.
In the 1960s Gouldman penned hits for such acts as The Yardbirds (For Your Love, Heart Full Of Soul), The Hollies (Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window) and Herman’s Hermits (No Milk Today), before co-forming 10cc in 1972.
10cc enjoyed a considerable run of Top 10 singles, including Donna (No 2), Art For Art’s Sake and Good Morning Judge (both reaching No 5), The Things We Do For Love and I’m Mandy Fly Me (6), and The Wall Street Shuffle (10), plus three number ones: Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday.
It’s the enduring popularity of these tracks, and Gouldman’s love of playing songs acoustically, that led him and fellow band members into opening 10cc concerts with acoustic renditions of many of these songs. The success of these appearances led to the ‘unplugged’ Heart Full Of Songs concept, which sees the famed songwriter joined by Birmingham School Of Music graduate and Take That’s Musical Director Mike Stevens, and session musician and songwriter Iain Hornal.
Graham Gouldman is one of the world’s leading songwriters and will this year be inducted into the National Academy of Music in New York’s prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, joining such accomplished inductees as Noel Coward, Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Leonard Cohen and Sting.
In a career spanning six decades, he’s penned songs for and collaborated with a vast range of artists including McFly, Kirsty MacColl, Gary Barlow, Joe Cocker, Wayne Fontana, Jeff Beck, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gene Pitney, Cher, and Manchester City FC.
10cc’s Graham Gouldman Heart Full Of Songs takes place at The Glee Club Birmingham on 6 May 2014. Tickets, priced £22.50, are available now from: www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
Tuesday 6 May 2014
10cc’s Graham Gouldman Heart Full Of Songs
Graham Gouldman and co. with a night full of hits: I’m Not In Love, The Things We do For Love and more.
The Glee Club Birmingham, The Arcadian, Birmingham B5 4TD
Tel: 0871 472 0400
Additional Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014, The Glee Club Nottingham, British Waterways Building, The Waterfront, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Tickets: £22.50. Doors: 7pm. Tel: 0871 472 0400. Web: www.glee.co.uk/nottingham
NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honours those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook. Others to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2014 alongside Graham Gouldman (“one of England’s most successful songwriters”) include The Kinks’ Ray Davis and Donovan. Details: www.songhall.org
ABOUT MIKE STEVENS
Mike Stevens is a musician, producer and writer graduate from Birmingham School of Music, where he studied clarinet, euphonium and piano. He is widely known as the Musical Director for Take That, having performed with them on every tour since 1993, including the Progress stadium tour last summer. He has been Musical Director for Mika, Will Young, James Morrison, Anastasia, Sugababes, Bill Withers and supervised tours for Cheryl Cole, The Saturdays, Steps and The Wanted. Mike has also been Annie Lennox’s Musical Director/Producer since 2002. As a solo artist Mike supported The Temptations and recorded on albums by Tina Turner, Tom Jones and Barry White. In 2012 he was Musical Director for the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, and supervised performances with Take That and Annie Lennox at the Olympic Games closing ceremony. Mike has been performing with 10cc since 2002.
ABOUT IAIN HORNAL
Iain Hornal is a singer-songwriter and session musician. His latest release features guest appearances by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah. Iain’s songwriting credits include Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Feeling and his live performances include support slots with Nelly Furtado. Last year Iain played the Paul McCartney role in the West End musical Let It Be at London’s Savoy Theatre.
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