Sunday, October 23, 2016
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The Moshville Times

Graham Parker & Brinsley Schwarz UK dates, including Glasgow’s Oran Mor

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Mystery GlueEnglish singer-songwriter Graham Parker is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the Great British band Graham Parker & the Rumour.

His energetic performances – along with the wittily class-conscious spirit of his critically acclaimed debut album Howlin’ Wind – preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave music. His quirky-blue-collar image is often believed to be a major influence on the public persona of many British musicians, most notably Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Joe Jackson.

Graham Parker has worked with guitarist Brinsley Schwarz since 1975 when they first met and rehearsed together in a the band that became known as Graham Parker and The Rumour. Since then, Schwarz has often accompanied Parker on post-Rumour records and tours and recently joined him onstage as a duo playing songs from all areas of Parker’s career. Expect songs from early albums with the Rumour, his solo career and the present day with tunes from the two latest Rumour reunion albums, Three Chords Good and Mystery Glue. In Spain, Norway and the UK, where a recent triumphant tour ended in a sold out Union Chapel show to 900 enthusiastic fans, the music the duo performed was varied, creative and exciting in equal measure, along with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of humour from Parker as – with the aid of Brinsley’s virtuoso musicianship – he reinvents his prodigious catalogue.

Dates are as follows:

Friday 9 September, LIVERPOOL – Epstein Theatre
Box Office No – 0844 888 4411

Saturday 10 September, NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
Box Office No: 0191 230 4474

Sunday 11 September, MANCHESTER / SALE – Waterside Arts Centre
Box Office No: 0161 912 5616

Friday 16 September, GLASGOW – Oran Mor
Box Office No: 0141 357 6200

Saturday 17 September, KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre
Box Office No: 01539 725133

Thursday 22 September, BURY ST EDMUNDS – Apex Arts Centre
Box Office No: 01284 758000

Saturday 24 September, HARPENDEN – Public Halls
Box Office No: 01582 767525

Thursday 29 September, LONDON – Islington Union Chapel
Box Office No: 08444 999 999

Friday 30 September, BROMSGROVE – Artrix
Box Office No: 01527 577330

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