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Squeeze

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00 PM


Its 1973 in South London. Teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook form the band that will see them dubbed The New Lennon and McCartney. Over 35 years later, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze are still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UKs music scene.As teenagers on the South London scene, Squeeze setting out their stall early on by facetiously naming themselves after a poorly-received Velvet Underground album, and at the time also comprised of Jools Holland on keys, Harry Kakouli on bass and Paul Gunn on drums became a fixture of the burgeoning New Wave movement. When Gilson Lavis replaced Gunn on drums everything seemed to fall into place, and word of mouth soon spread about the band ironically, it was none other than Velvet Underground man John Cale who caught wind in 1977 and offered to produce their debut EP Packet Of Three and much of the ensuing album.Yet it was second album Cool For Cats, released in 1979, which cemented their place as one of Britains most important young bands. Featuring the classic single Up The Junction as well as the title track, it was many listeners first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the bands trademark. With albums Argybargy and the Elvis Costello-produced East Side Story, Squeeze even started to make waves across the pond, although in 1980 former Roxy Music and Ace and future Mike + The Mechanics man Paul Carrack would replace Jools Holland, going on to lend his unmistakable vocals to the smash hit Tempted.By 1984 Squeeze had disbanded. The chemistry between Tilbrook and Difford could not be as easily dismissed however, and the ensuing record they made together has become the lost Squeeze album for many fans. But the band couldnt lay dormant for long, as Squeeze reformed the next year for Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti, along with Holland, Lavis and Keith Wilkinson, Squeezes longest serving bass player. Over the next 12 years Difford and Tilbrook remained the only constant element as Squeeze continued to receive critical acclaim, release albums and tour, with the likes of Hourglass becoming their biggest ever hit in the USA.Despite an official Squeeze break-up in 1999, Difford and Tilbrook continued to make music and gig with the same enthusiasm and abandon that they brought to Squeezes first EP, either with their own solo projects or with each other. Chris Difford has released three solo albums to date, and toured the country several times with his unique one man show while Glenn Tilbrook, meanwhile, has also released three solo albums, with 2009s Pandemonium Ensues heralding the debut of his other band The Fluffers and saw him recording with Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. He too has toured relentlessly with The Fluffers, and most recently has recorded an album as The Co-Operative with blues veterans 9 Below Zero.Charitable work also plays a large role in their lives Tilbrook has also been an active member of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which sees him join fellow musicians such as founder Mike Peters (The Alarm), going on treks and climbing some of the globes greatest landmarks in order to raise money to help treat cancer sufferers throughout the world. Difford meanwhile spends many hours working with recovering addicts and alcoholics in prisons and rehab centers, with musical workshops, performances, and by telling his own inspirational life story. Chris like Glenn has released his own solo work most notably with Francis Dunnery on the much-acclaimed album I didnt get where I am.As befits one of the UKs much-loved acts, there is no end of Squeeze fans currently wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve, whether it be Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Supergrass, Lily Allen, The Feeling or Razorlight. With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and

Cost: $45.00 - $99.00
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