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20 July 2010

A Closer Look ? Acoustic

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, returns with his "A Closer Look - Acoustic" show, an intimate and atmospheric tour of the UK running from 5th November to 1 December 2010. Steve plans to play at least one title from each of the thirteen albums he has released since Cockney Rebel's debut "The Human Menagerie", with all the greatest hits included. This will be a musical journey through the decades from 1973 to the present day, with tracks from the newly-released CD "Stranger Comes To Town." Tickets from ?18.00 ? 22.50 [vary per venue].

Fresh from a massively successful tour with the full rock band in the spring, and after making an unforgettable mark at both the Isle Of Wight and Glastonbury Festivals, the pace will ease back slightly as the acoustic set takes centre stage. Steve will be accompanied on stage by his Cockney Rebel band-mate of long-standing, Barry Wickens, on violin, guitar and vocals. The set will be built around all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the ever-popular Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me), all blended in with more recent tracks from critically-acclaimed albums The Quality Of Mercy and Stranger Comes To Town.

"Playing the songs in an acoustic format gives me time and space to enjoy every second. And we improvise, which is always a big excitement for any musician. We can loosen off the arrangements and really explore. It gets pretty exciting during the acoustic sets," Steve Harley.

Fri 5 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall 01892 530613 / www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Wed 10 Leamington Spa Assembly Hall 01926 523001 / www.leamingtonassembly.com
Thur 11 Newport Six Feet Under 08702643333/ www.seetickets.com
Fri 12 Liverpool Academy 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.com
Sat 13 Barrow Forum 01229 820000 / www.theforumbarrow.co.uk
Sun 14 Manchester Sound Control 0161 832 1111 / www.wegottickets.com
Tue 16 Reading Sub89 08702 643 333 / www.wub89.com
Wed 17 Norwich Waterfront 01603 508050 / www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
Thur 18 Huddersfield Laurence Bailey Theatre 01484 430528 / www.thelbt.org
Fri 19 Nottingham Albert Hall 08713 100 000 / www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Sun 21 Pocklington Arts Centre 01759301547 / www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk
Mon 22 Glasgow ABC2 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.com
Tues 23 Sheffield Memorial Hall 0871 230 1101 / www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Weds 24 Sale Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616 / www.watersideartscentre.co.uk
Fri 26 London Union Chapel 08844 811 0051 / www.seetickets.com
Sat 27 Falmouth Pavilion 01326 211222 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 29 Bournemouth Academy 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.com
Tues 30 Bury St Edmunds The Apex 01284 758000 / www.theapex.co.uk

Wed 1 Bristol St George's Hall 08713 100 000 / www.alt-tickets.co.uk

"A Closer Look ? Acoustic" is an unmissable chance for fans to connect with Steve Harley. MOJO said simply, "Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning."
As Ents24 noted, "His live gigs are a joyous mix of the old and the new."

For more information please contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or email chris@chrishewlett.com

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