Graham Gouldman and 10cc band members to perform at Theatre Severn

Under the banner of Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full of Songs, Gouldman and his fellow 10cc band members will give a series of intimate 90-minute acoustic performances at 16 venues throughout the UK, including Shrewsbury.

The shows will feature 10cc classics such as I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday; pre-10cc Gouldman hits such as Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window (written for The Hollies), Heart Full of Soul and For Your Love (The Yardbirds) and No Milk Today (Herman’s Hermits); as well as songs from his highly acclaimed new solo album Love And Work. Expect some surprises too!

10cc’s Graham Gouldman could easily sit back and enjoy the fruits of his rich song-writing legacy.

But, as tens of thousands of fans who see 10cc perform each year will testify, not only has he spent the past decade taking the live band around the world, he has also produced a highly acclaimed solo album (Love And Work) and developed Heart Full of Songs to perform his broad repertoire live.

As a songwriter, his body of work runs straight down the middle of British pop DNA. It’s not just the 10cc classics during the Seventies – for which he is perhaps best known, but it also encompasses the perfect Sixties pop he wrote as a teenager, the Eighties hits he penned with Andrew Gold for their band Wax and new material.

With the success of Love And Work, his first solo album in 12 years, he’s now quite rightly established as one of the greatest pop music songwriters the country has produced.

Anyone attending a 10cc concert in recent years will likely have witnessed the acoustic opening set, featuring Gouldman and fellow 10cc band members Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens performing some of the hits he wrote for other artists.

The success of these opening sets encouraged Gouldman to take the idea a stage further and Heart Full of Songs became a stand-alone acoustic entity, comprising the four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.

In April, Gouldman will take this band on the road for the first time, giving 90-minute concerts in intimate venues throughout the UK, including a special performance at London’s Union Chapel on Wednesday 1 May.

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