Golden gig for Hugh

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 October 2015

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell

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LEGENDARY soloist Hugh Cornwell is marking almost half a decade in the music industry with an acoustic tour of the UK in November.

The former Stranglers man will perform in an unusual Weston setting – St Paul’s Church – in support of his new album The Rise And Fall Of Hugh Cornwell.

Cornwell shot to fame with the 1970s punk outfit The Stranglers but since has released six albums under his own name.

His glittering early career with the post-punk band spawned the huge hit singles Peaches and Golden Brown and while The Stranglers are still going strong without Cornwell he is very much a name in his own right these days, having previously toured with Blondie back in 2006.

His latest solo album brings together 12 classic songs, plus a new tune, Live It And Breathe It, which looks set to reignite the legend’s career.

Cornwell, a former student of biochemisty at Bristol University, is a passionate cricket fan and has performed live alongside ex-England cricketer Mark Butcher and TV presenter Jamie Theakston.

The acoustic tour will feature songs new and old, and the Weston date is expected to sell out.

Tickets, priced £22, are available by calling 08444 780898 and doors will open at 7pm.

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