Former 10cc star Graham Goulding brings acoustic tour to Theatr Colwyn

Reporter:

David Mullahey

One of the world’s leading songwriters, the top 10 hit artist Graham Gouldman, is bringing his show to Theatr Colwyn.

The founder member of ‘70s music legends 10cc and the man behind a string of hits including Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday formed what became the Heart Full of Songs project six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing his songs acoustically.

Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Gouldman performed a selection of the hits he had written for other artists.

The format became so popular that it adopted a name and undertook its first standalone concert tour in April-May 2013, touring again the following year.

Much has happened for Gouldman since he last took Heart Full of Songs, now a three-piece featuring Iain Hornal and Ciaran Jeremiah, on the road.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame – an arm of America’s National Academy of Music – in New York. and America’s Broadcast Music Incorporated followed suit and anointed him an ‘Icon of the Industry’ at a special ceremony in London, where he stunned the audience with an acoustic rendition of I’m Not In Love, accompanied by Lisa Stansfield on vocals.

Gouldman formed 10cc in 1972, along with Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, the band going on to enjoy massive success.

Heart Full of Songs features many of the band’s classics, along with Bridge To Your Heart (from Gouldman’s time in Wax with the late Andrew Gold) and other compositions

Tickets for the gig on September 23 are available at www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk or by calling 01492 577888.

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david.mullahey@nwn.co.uk

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