Rock icon Steve Harley heading to Warrington next month

Classic rock icon and original Cockney Rebel Steve Harley will be playing at Parr Hall next month as part of a busy UK tour.

Steve Harley, who has written and recorded 11 albums in a prolific career spanning four decades, recently returned to the public eye for re-releasing former No. 1, Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me), following the tragic murder of MP Jo Cox.

Originally formed in 1973, Cockney Rebel enjoyed top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Mr Raffles, Here Comes the Sun and, of course, the huge hit Make Me Smile.

The latter is regularly voted among the top singles in the history of the charts – which covers six decades of releases – and The Performing Rights Society has confirmed Make Me Smile as one of the most played records in British broadcasting.

The song has been covered more than 100 times in seven languages, has been featured in several movies including The Full Monty, and been used on more than twenty TV and radio advertising campaigns around the world.

Steve has written lyrics for artists including Rod Stewart, who called him “one of the finest lyricists the UK has ever produced”, and continues to play live concerts most years.

He said: “I love it, more now than ever. I cannot imagine stopping, it’s what I do – play and sing.”

Saturday 22 July 2017, 7:30pm, £27.50 advance, Parr Hall

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