torsdag 26 april 2012 på 20:00
Tower Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7HQ, United Kingdom
Tel.: 01429 424440
Ian McNabb's first gig in Hartlepool,
"The sweetest guy in rock'n'roll - a legend as far as I am concerned." - Alan McGee.
Robert Ian McNabb (born 3rd November 1962) first rose to prominence with 'The Icicle Works' when they scored two major hit singles"Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" (Top forty US) and "Love is a Wonderful Colour" (Top twenty UK). Their eponymously titled debut album was also a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, achieving gold record status in Canada. 'The Icicle Works' released four albums between 1983 - 1988, all achieving top forty placing, until they broke up immediately after their swansong Blind.
The other two members of the band were Chris Layhe (bass & vocals) and Chris Sharrock (drums), the latter now enjoying great success playing in Oasis. Ian went on to record one more album under the name 'The Icicle Works,' signing to Epic in 1989 and using session musicians in place of the now departed Chris's. Permanent Damage was released in March 1990, but fared badly in the midst of the then exploding 'Madchester scene.' Ian comes from Liverpool!
with support from quasi-folk combo The Woven Project