Auc­tion house Head Over Heels

Grimsby Telegraph - - National -

GARAGE sales do not nor­mally at­tract the at­ten­tion of mu­sic ex­perts and fans from around the world – but when the garage in ques­tion be­longs to 1980s hit band Tears for Fears, it is an en­tirely dif­fer­ent mat­ter. More than 30 flight cases con­tain­ing equip­ment, in­stru­ments and cloth­ing from the band’s 1996 tour will go on sale in De­cem­ber hav­ing been cleared from the home of Tears for Fears’ front­man Roland Orz­a­bal.

The huge haul in­cludes a Linn drum ma­chine – part of the band’s sig­na­ture sound – a Yamaha DX1 syn­the­sizer; gui­tar am­pli­fiers, pedal boards, VIP tour passes and even Roland Orz­a­bal’s Elec­tro-Voice mi­cro­phone. Tears for Fears were formed in Bath in 1981 and achieved in­ter­na­tional suc­cess with hits such as Shout and Head Over Heels.

The col­lec­tion will go un­der the ham­mer at Gar­diner Houl­gate in Wilt­shire on De­cem­ber 12 and 13. Auc­tion­eer Luke Hobbs said: “We think this will at­tract the at­ten­tion of fans, col­lec­tors and pro­fes­sional equip­ment deal­ers from around the world. In terms of price, there could eas­ily be £30,000 to £40,000 worth of equip­ment here – and that’s with­out fac­tor­ing in ‘fan value’.”


Auc­tion­eer Luke Hobbs with some of the Tears for Fears mem­o­ra­bilia that is be­ing sold by band front­man Roland Orz­aba

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