The Christians are an outstanding, soul influenced group who had many a hit in the late 80’s and 90’s.
Whilst the bands name refers only to the brothers surnames, the band were also renowned for the strong messages and morals in their songs. During their rise to fame the Liverpool based band packed out international and UK stadiums and developed a reputation for being socially aware, drawing comparisons to acts like to The Temptations due to the depth, range, and warmth of the brother’s vocal harmonies.
Fast forward to 2018 and the group are still going, with their set including all the old hits (sounding remarkably slick), as well as a taste of the new album plus rumoured comedy entertainment by frontman Garry.
Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983, with the duo having a huge musical impact in the 80s. To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.
2014 signalled the 25th anniversary of the seminal Hue and Cry album Remote, released to not only huge acclaim but to multi-platinum success. In 2015 the brothers returned to the live scene with both their piano & vocal format and their live full on band appearing as part of the Rewind Festival tour. 2015 also marked the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth – an artist whose career has been a huge influence on Pat and Greg’s musical style. To celebrate they recorded September Songs a covers album dedicated to the original Chairman of the Board. Hue and Cry are currently in the studio working on new material so watch this space!
Hue and Cry have sold tens of thousands of concert tickets worldwide, as well as performing alongside some of the greatest artists in music history, appearing with U2, James Brown, Madonna, Al Green and Van Morrison to name but a few. The duo were recognised by their peers when they were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Music Awards. Hue and Cry perform as a two piece ‘stripped’ line up.
The Christians and Hue and Cry play at Warehouse23 in Wakefield on Friday 25th May from 7.30pm.