Classic rock icon and original Cockney Rebel Steve Harley will be playing at Parr Hall in July as part of a U.K. tour.
Steve Harley, who has written and recorded 11 albums in a prolific career spanning four decades, recently returned to the public eye for re-releasing former No. 1 Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) following the tragic murder of M.P. Jo Cox.
Together with Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray, he formed The Friends of Jo Cox and re-released the song in tribute on 16 December, with proceeds going towards charities the M.P. had supported.
Originally formed in 1973, Cockney Rebel enjoyed top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr. Soft, Mr. Raffles, Here Comes the Sun and, of course, Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me).
The latter is regularly voted among the top singles in the history of the charts, which covers six decades of releases, and The Performing Rights Society has confirmed Make Me Smile as one of the most played records in British broadcasting
The song has been covered more than 100 times in seven languages, has been featured in several movies including The Full Monty and been used on more than twenty T.V. and radio advertising campaigns around the world.
Steve has written lyrics for artists including Rod Stewart, who called him “one of the finest lyricists the U.K. has ever produced”, and continues to play live concerts most years.
He said: “I love it, more now than ever. I cannot imagine stopping it, it’s what I do, play and sing.
Tickets to Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel’s Warrington show on Saturday 22nd July are on sale now on Steve’s website and See Tickets, and via Pyramid and Parr Hall from 9am on Monday 16th January.
Tickets for this show are priced at £27.50.