For a period in the late 1980s, Hue and Cry presented slices of pure pop pleasure which pretty much saw them played to death on every radio with an on/off switch.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Hue And Cry’s platinum selling album, Remote, (and it’s acoustic counterpart Bitter Suite) Hue And Cry will be touring as their stripped acoustic duo with Pat and Greg Kane, bringing you Remote Stripped.
The brothers appear at Letterkenny’s An Grianan Theatre net Wednesday, April 16th
Donegal Daily has two tickets for the show and all you have to do is to answer the question at the bottom of this article and sending it to email@example.com including your name, address and contact number.
The performances will focus on the songs of both of the albums albums, stripped down to their emotional, acoustic core as well as a few surprises along the way.
Hue And Cry burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980’s with the outstandingly successful albums, Seduced and Abandoned and Remote.
This period saw the band produce some of their most auspicious hit singles such as Labour Of Love, Violently, and Looking For Linda.
Their award winning style of intellectual, yet appealing pop songs, fused with their unique brand of soulfulness gave rise to their continued success as the band advanced full steam ahead into the nineties, releasing acclaimed work which includes the chart-storming Top Ten album Stars Crash Down.
A move away from the pop mainstream to concentrate on other projects saw Pat and Greg Kane make a triumphant return with the much applauded Open Soul which boasted an energetic and synergetic combination of the band’s classic ‘stripped down’ production.
Extensive UK touring supported the release of Open Soul and February 2009 saw the release of a definitive selection of the band’s earlier work including hits, rare mixes, extended versions and B sides, entitled The Collection. The end of 2009 saw the release of Xmasday which contained a vibrant mixture of brand new Hue And Cry songs along with some classic songs and seasonal favourites.
2012 marked the highly anticipated release of the studio album entitled Hot Wire. A collection of stunning early New Orleans funk inspired songs, from the brothers collective love of early 70’s and Funk and Soul Music.
The result is a musical merge of complex melodies, harmonies and funk rhythms with a style that remains distinctive to Hue And Cry. The album contains sharp political and social commentary that is as relevant and poignant today, as it was with the release of the politically laced Labour Of Love in 1987. From reflections on the struggle of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in Duty To The Debtor to the loss of military lives within I Can Have It All.
Hue And Cry have performed alongside some of the most prolific names in the business including U2, James Brown, Van Morrison, Madonna and Al Green, as well as playing to thousands on their own headline tours.
Pat and Greg are very much looking forward to engaging with fans once again on tour in 2014. Hue And Cry have a long-term plan to stick around and continue to do what they do best – to engage, challenge, and entertain their fans … old and new.
Hue And Cry have released 19 albums, and 22 singles, the most notable being Labour Of Love which reached No 6 in the UK, from their debut album, Seduced and Abandoned. (1987, UK No 22)
Other UK hits included Looking For Linda (1989, UK No. 15) and Violently (Your Words Hit Me) an EP that reached No 21 – both from their second album Remote (1988, UK No 10).
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