26th January 2016

September Songs

HUE AND CRY – ‘SEPTEMBER SONGS’

HUE AND CRY SEPTEMBER SONGS PACKSHOT

Hue and Cry announce their new album ‘September Songs’ -a beautifully crafted and very personal collection of Frank Sinatra songs hand-picked and re-recorded by brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane. 2015 marks the centenary year of the singer’s birth, an entertainer who has been a huge influence on the duos musical careers.

Hue and Cry formed in 1983, the band made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as the massive hit singles ‘Labour of Love’, ‘Looking For Linda’ and ‘Violently’.Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued triumph in the 1990’s, whilst the release of the hugely applauded ‘Open Soul’ in 2008 brought them firmly back into the limelight. The release of their seasonal album ‘Xmasday’ (2009) and live album ‘Bitter Suite, Again’ (2010), preceded the release of ‘Hot Wire’ (2012) which received rave reviews. 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the seminal album ‘Remote’-to celebrate the band opened the archives and ‘Remote: Major To Minor’ was released. A multimedia celebration containing a limited edition 48 page book, four discs, one of which a re-worked and re-imagined version of the original album. To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.

Hue and Cry have sold tens of thousands of concert tickets and have performed 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

Speaking of the new album singer Pat Kane said “As infants we were both sent into blissful sleep (from piteous wailing) by our father’s crooning at the sitting-room window. So we know Francis Albert’s voice, and some of these songs, very deeply. They are literally wired into us, directly and inescapably. We have in the intervening years become Sinatra geeks -reading histories, sourcing bootleg performances, using online music services to dig out those forgotten, curious tracks in Sinatra’s vast archive of recordings.”

Brother Greg adds “This was the right time for us to attempt a musical tribute to both Sinatra and our father. Not the most obvious choice of songs, but for us this is the perfect Sinatra song set.”

SEPTEMBER SONG -TRACK LISTING Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love / You Make Me Feel So Young / Lonesome Road / September Song / I Wish I Were In Love Again / Gentle On My Mind / Little Green Apples / Sunday / Fly Me To The Moon / Where Is The One?

LIVE DATES:
29 April | Edinburgh Playhouse | Tickets
21 May | Let’s Rock The Moor | Tickets
05 June | Let’s Rock Bristol | Tickets 
17 June | Grassington Arts Festival | Tickets
19 Aug | Epstein Theatre Liverpool | Tickets
20 Aug | Flashback Festival | Tickets
10 Sept | The Albany Greenock | SOLD OUT