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Hue & Cry announce TWO Irish Shows for 2018 and new single, the sublime, ‘Let Her Go’

The new album, Pocketful of Stones – now on release

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We apologise again for not being able to play at The Belfast Empire Music Hall and Whelan’s in Dublin on the original dates due to the extremely adverse weather conditions. We are delighted to let you know that we have now rescheduled both of these full band shows. We will be playing Whelan’s on Saturday 5th of May and The Belfast Empire Music Hall on Sunday 6th of May.Original tickets are valid for the rescheduled shows. If the new dates are unsuitable, please contact point of purchase for a refund before 16 March.

Extra tickets for The Belfast show will go on sale at 9am on Friday 16th of March!

We very much hope that you can join us on the re-scheduled dates and look forward to seeing you all in May! Thanks.

Pat and Greg xx

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“Marvellously talented men” – Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2

Platinum selling duo Hue & Cry (Patrick and Gregory Kane) released their newest album this autumn. Pocketful Of Stones.

An album of masterful ballads and anthems, Pocketful Of Stones is the brother’s first record of completely original material since 2012’s Hot Wire. The title track issued on line this summer features The Glasgow String Quartet.

The new single from the twelve-track long play is the beautiful ‘Let Her Go’ featuring vocals from Pat’s youngest daughter, Eleanor Kane. The song was penned in tribute to Eleanor flying the nest and carving her path.

To coincide with the service of ‘Let Her Go’, we are thrilled to announce two Irish shows for 2018.

Hue & Cry, together with their band will play Empire Music Hall, Belfast on Friday 2nd March and Whelan’s Dublin on Saturday March 3rd 2018. Tickets costing Stg£25 and €25 respectively, including booking fees, go on sale Friday 20th October from Ticketmaster.

The band has been under taking a series of shows across England and Scotland in celebration of the album’s release across the last few months. These dates continue through the back end of November, and include a date at prestigious Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside The Average White Band On November 23rd.

The last time Pat & Greg played Dublin it coincided the release of 2012’s ‘Hot Wire’, so these shows in Dublin and Belfast is very welcome news, five years on!

Hue And Cry caught the public’s attention in the late 80s with a string of chart friendly hits, including ‘Labour Of Love’ and ‘Looking For Linda’. Tracks that formed the sound track to the school years of many of us! The band’s pop sound was not to last, however, as in the 90s they took an experimental turns, and demonstrated their abilities to slip in and out of a multitude of styles, including jazz. After the six album exploration, the Kane brothers felt compelled to go their separate ways and pursue individual creative outlets.

However, the hiatus was short live, ending in 2005 when the revitalised Kane brothers were inspired to return to their pop roots albeit with a modern, matured outlook. 2008’s Open Soul was followed by the seasonal offering Xmasday, 2012’s funk inspired Hot Wire, in 2014 a reworking of Remote was released, (Remote: Major To Minor), to celebrate 25 years since its original, a jazz inspired re-imagining of the much beloved second Hue And Cry album, and September Songs (2015), an intriguing album of Frank Sinatra covers.

The new album, Pocketful Of Stones exhibits the full spectrum of Hue And Cry’s formidable sonic repertoire. Pat’s soulful vocals, paired with the tense of musical build ups, and the dynamic shifts and mood of Greg’s compositions. The sound is brought to life with the expert musicianship of Hue And Cry’s band, “they’re all over this new album, Pocketful Of Stones”, Pat explains, “and they power our live shows to greater heights. We’re working with an amazing community of younger generation musicians who were inspired to take up their instruments by our big albums like Seduced And Abandoned, Remote, and Stars Cash Down. It’s a golden era for us in Scotland in terms of sheer musical talent, and we’re proud to highlight and showcase that on Pocketful Of Stones.”

Together with the songs from the new album Pocketful Of Stones, we are sure that some of the long loved favourites from our school days will also feature in the 2018 live shows too!

Band Members – Studio / Live
Pat Kane – Vocals
Greg Kane – Keys
Alyn Cosker – Drums
Paul Mills – Additional Drums
Allan McKeown – Guitar
John Paul Speirs – Bass
Paul Towndrow – Saxophone
Tom MacNiven – Trumpet
Tippi – Backing Vocals

The strings recorded on Pocketful Of Stones were provided by The Glasgow String Quartet


€25 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos