As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Hourglass and Tempted. At the age of 64 his passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him forward, even after 45 years on the road.
Over the years he has continued to write with his old Squeeze partner Glenn Tilbrook, including the soundtrack for the 2015 BBC2 drama Cradle To Grave, starring Peter Kay and based on the life of Danny Baker. All original music, it became the first Squeeze record in 15 years.
Chris won his first Ivor Novello award when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film Still Crazy. He has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.
He appears at The Acorn, Penzance, with special guest Boo Hewerdine, a performer and producer renowned for his ideas and innovation including Mobile for Devon-based artist Peter James Millson, a complete album recorded directly to a Windows phone.
The Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine gig is one of a number of great music acts at The Acorn during November. You can also see tribute band The Fleetwood Mac Songbook (2 November), Baka Beyond who are on their 25th anniversary tour (3 November) Elsa Jean McTaggart who pays tribute to the songs of Eva Cassidy (10 November), Kangaroo Moon (15 November), New Orleans style pianist Dale Storr (17 November), Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years performed by Bookends (23 November), foot-stomping folk band Sheelanagig (24 November) and singer songwriter Floatstone from Belgium (29 November).
You can also see Rainer Hersch with his hilarious show All Classical Music Explained which tackles those difficult questions: ‘why is organ music so boring?’ and ‘what did
Mozart steal from Abba?’
For full details and to book, visit theacornpenzance.com.