City audience still in love with 10cc frontman Graham’s music

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10cc’s frontman Graham Gouldman brings his A Heart Full of Songs acoustic tour to the Sheffield City Hall Memorial Hall on Wednesday (April 17).

His visit comes just six months after he appeared on the Oval Hall stage with fellow 10cc band members on their special 40th anniversary tour.

He also performed a memorable outdoor concert with 10cc at the city Botanical Gardens in June of last year, part of the popular Rotarty Club Music in the Gardens series of events.

During the last City Hall show fans were treated to renditions of Graham’s own recordings from his solo work that dates back over the past four decades and also some acoustic versions of wellknown 10cc hits.

Bringing a mix of old and brand new songs to the stage, Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full of Songs sees Gouldman and his 10cc bandmates Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens perform a 90-minute set of acoustic songs.

His latest album Love and Work was released in August last year and it is his first solo album to be released in 12 years.

The show next week will predominantly focus on new tracks from Gouldman’s new album including the single Daylight.

He said: “I was in the middle of a songwriting session with the song’s co-writer and producer Chris Braide and I started talking about my dear friend Andrew, who passed away in June 2011.

“The idea struck us that we should write about him.

“I am so happy to have written this and have dedicated my new album to Andrew’s memory.”

Classics from the band can still be expected, such as I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday, along with pre-10cc Gouldman-penned hits such as Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window (written for The Hollies), Heart Full of Soul and For Your Love (The Yardbirds) and No Milk Today (Herman’s Hermits).

All songs will be performed acoustically, giving a softer and more soulful offering to that of their energy-fuelled 10cc sets. The fans will have another night to remember.