Steve Harley Accoustic Trio, UK Tour 2019 (The Spinney Theatre, Northampton)
Close-Up Culture: “An intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”
Harley received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in June 2018.
Steve will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel bandmates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me), all blending 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,” says Steve Harley.
Steve Harley Acoustic Trio perform a set which is an unmissable chance for fans to connect with the man.
Rod Stewart has described as“One of the finest lyricists Britain has ever produced”, in a special setting.
MOJO said simply,“Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.” Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out.
Most recently, Close-Up Culture described Harley’s acoustic performance as “Achingly beautiful”.