Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, has announced a 31-date tour for Spring 2019. Steve will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. See below for full tour routing, all ticket information is available from www.steveharley.com and all venues’ websites.
Steve tours frequently with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms. As Steve says, “The guys have played thousands of shows with me, and yet it never feels stale. Always fresh, because it’s never the same twice.”
The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums. The shows 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 received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the
prestigious Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018. 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
extensive tour will bear that out.