Loving life on tour

Status Quo, 10CC and Big Figure  concert at Alnwick.'10cc'Graham Gouldman
Status Quo, 10CC and Big Figure concert at Alnwick.'10cc'Graham Gouldman
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If there is a man worthy of a big stage show, it’s Graham Gouldman.

The 10cc founder and songwriting impresario has, over the past 40 years, shaped the music that has come to shape our lives.

And this week, as part of what seems to be a lifetime of touring, Gouldman’s 10cc play Doncaster Dome.

Gouldman says: “We play all the time and next year we’ll be touring in New Zealand and Japan. Sometimes I don’t even know what day it is, but that’s all part of touring. A lot of the time I wake up and I think ‘where am I’, but I feel very lucky. I love what I do, it’s not unpleasant and I am still doing it.”

Outside of 10cc, Gouldman is a prolific songwriter.

And the title of his latest album, Love and Work, is a testament to his commitment to writing.

He says: “I am writing all the time and I always write on a guitar.

“If a song sounds good with just a guitar and a voice then it will work.".

The key to 10cc’s timelessness, according to Gouldman, is the fact the band never relied on image, it was always about the songs.

The 68-year-old says: “There was a lot of glitter in the 70s but we were just about the music."

n 10cc play Doncaster Dome on Saturday.