10cc star Graham Gouldman announces tour and first new solo album in eight years

news: Thursday 28th November 2019

One of the world’s greatest songwriters, 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, has announced a tour with his semi-acoustic band Heart Full of Songs, with his 5th solo album scheduled for release in March.

For lovers of perfectly-crafted music performed by the composer, a Heart Full of Songs concert is truly an exquisite experience, featuring 10cc classics such as I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday and The Things We Do For Love, Bus Stop – a hit for The Hollies, For Your Love (The Yardbirds) and Bridge To Your Heart (Wax), along with some new material.

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The full Heart Full of Songs tour:-
Thu 19 Mar - Gateshead, Sage 2
Fri 20 Mar - Aberdeen, The Tivoli Theatre
Sat 21 Mar - Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre
Sun 22 Mar - Glasgow, St Luke's
Tue 24 Mar - Solihull, The Core Theatre
Wed 25 Mar - Leeds, City Varieties
Thu 26 Mar - London, Union Chapel
Fri 27 Mar - Brighton, St George's
Sun 29 Mar - Colwyn, Theatr Colwyn
Mon 30 Mar - Liverpool, Epstein Theatre
Wed 1 Apr - Wavendon, The Stables
Thu 2 Apr - Manchester, RNCM
Fri 3 Apr - Bristol, St George's
Sat 4 Apr - Cardiff, The Gate

With 10cc tours enjoying ever-increasing success around the world, in 2018 Graham was invited by The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr to join his All Starr Band for tours of Europe and the USA, during which the band played three 10cc songs, elevating Graham’s profile yet further.

That relationship continues, with Ringo making a very special guest appearance on Graham’s new album, playing drums on a song called ‘Standing Next To Me’.

Graham said, “Playing with Ringo Starr and The All Starr Band was absolutely brilliant, and having Ringo play drums on one of my new album’s songs was the icing on the cake. The song is about how I came to be asked to join his band, and about my experience of being on the road with Ringo alongside Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who also plays drums on three of the album’s tracks.”

When Graham formed what became Heart Full of Songs it was purely for the pleasure of playing his songs in their simplest form: acoustically. The format became so popular that the acoustic four-piece undertook its first concert tour in April-May 2013.

The band now tours across Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK and comprises Graham, Ciaran Jeremiah, Dave Cobby and either Iain Hornal, Nick Kendal or Andy Park, depending on their various commitments.

Looking ahead to the tour, Graham said, “I always love taking my Heart Full Of Songs show on tour. Acoustic performances always create a very intimate atmosphere where every song – which is what it’s all about - can truly be heard. It also gives me a chance to explain how the songs came about and something of the writing process. We’ll see you there.

published: 28/11/2019 10:07

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