Former Del Amitri front man on tour
A FORMER member of Del Amitri is to perform solo in the region.
Scottish singer/songwriter Justin Currie was the founder member of the band, who were best known for their storytelling and understated vocals.
The band were firmly rooted in the pop rock of the 90s, but with influences from Nick Cave to Crowded House.
Currie will play at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds on November 16.
For tickets call the Box Office on 0113 243 0808 or visit: cityvarities.co.uk SMALL Faces’ Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan will be releasing his first solo album since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on July 9.
The new album United States contains 10 tracks and features McLagan on keyboard and vocal duties, accompanied by his longtime collaborators, The Bump Band. Mac recorded and produced the album himself at his own studio in Manor, Texas, but the songs were mixed by his long-time friend Glyn Johns, who has famously worked with rock giants like The Who and the Small Faces. It was also mastered by Bob Ludwig, who has worked on projects by The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
After losing his wife in a car accident in 2008, McLagan recorded his last studio album, Never Say Never, spurred on by that loss. Mojo magazine described that record as ‘Pub Rock’s answer to Blood on the Tracks.’
McLagan is most famous for his career in the 1960s, when he was keyboardist to the Small Faces, and later the Faces, fronted by Rod Stewart. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
As a session player he has also played keyboards for the likes of Jackson Browne, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen and countless other big name musicians. Ian has also been a member of Billy Bragg’s band since 1997. Although he is now 69 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down. In Texas, he still regularly plays gig nights at local clubs and bars.
To promote United States, Mac is currently on a nationwide tour. He will be calling in Yorkshire twice, at the Greystones in Sheffield on July 9 and at The Duchess in York on July 11.