Rocker Steve Harley coming up to Doncaster to make fans smile

Steve Harley.
Steve Harley.
  • Singer Steve announces 40th anniversary tour
  • Cockney Rebel star to play Best Years Of Our Lives album in full
  • UK tour comes to The Dome on November 8
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Rock legend Steve Harley is coming up to Doncaster to make music lovers smile.

The singer, best known for 1970s smash hit number one Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) is heading out on a UK to mark 40 years in the music business this November.

The original Cockney Rebel returns with what will be an amazing tour of the UK in November 2015.

The shows go on-sale at 9am on Friday.

The ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’ 40th Anniversary Tour will visit venues right across the country, with more dates to be added.

The show will comprise one set of tracks compiled from fans’ requests, submitted via a special online link, plus a performance of The Best Years Of Our Lives album itself in its entirety, for the first time ever.

I might play a slow, bluesy Make Me Smile then the full-blown version at the end of the night.

Steve Harley

Released in March 1975, this album contained the monster hits Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) and Mr. Raffles (Man It Was Mean) and for many marked the true arrival of Steve Harley as a songwriter of true verve and sophistication. Steve Harley said: “Fans have been urging me to play ‘The Best Years’ album straight through for some time, and now is the time!

“We’ll play some out-takes and B-sides of the period, too. I’m really excited by the prospect of tracks like ‘Back To The Farm’ getting an airing after so many years...I might play a slow, bluesy ‘Make Me Smile’, as I presented it to the band originally, as track six, then the full-blown version at the end of the night. It’s a tough one to follow!”

For these dates, Steve is hoping to recruit original ‘Best Years’ band members, Jim Cregan (guitar), Stuart Elliott (drums) and Duncan Mackay (keyboards) for the tour, with long-standing Cockney Rebel member Barry Wickens on violin and guitar. Also in the line-up will be young Austrian musicians, the twins Lisa and Mona Wagner, playing second lead guitar and percussion respectively.

The show will take place at The Dome on November 8.

Tickets will be available at www.solidentertainments.com or on 01472 349222.