Looking for Hue and Cry

MUSICAL BROTHERS: Greg and Pat Kane will be performing in Motherwell later this year.
MUSICAL BROTHERS: Greg and Pat Kane will be performing in Motherwell later this year.

Motherwell music fans will be treated to a gig by one of Scotland’s greatest musical exports as Hue and Cry line up a date at the Concert Hall.

Tickets are now on sale for the gig, which is part of the Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013 Festival, on Friday, August 16.

It is one in a string of events being held in North Lanarkshire for the festival, with new art installations, film evenings and a fashion show from Newarthill fashion designer Christopher Kane in the pipeline.

The Concert Hall will also play host to MacFloyd and Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham amongst others as part of the festival.

Hue and Cry, arguably one of the most successful acts to come out of Lanarkshire, burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980s 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’.

The brothers’ 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’ beyond this era.

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.

The Coatbridge duo 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.

Early is booking recommended, as tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

Tickets cost £20 (standing only).

To book call the box office on 01698 403 120. Alternatively, go online at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/entertainment for full details.