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ML10 6SZ

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HIPSWAY

Acoustic Concert at FRETS

Friday 26th Nov, 2021

The Strathaven Hotel

FRETS is delighted to announce that HIPSWAY will be performing an acoustic concert at the Strathaven Hotel on Friday 26th Nov, 2021. Skin and Pim are looking forward to getting back on a stage, it'll be great night.

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Four young pretenders from Scotland staked their claim to the crown with their debut album, Hipsway, an intoxicating blend of pop/rock and soul, still sounding fresh today.

Featuring four singles: Broken Years, Ask the Lord, Long White Car and Honeythief, the album quickly achieved UK gold-album status with sales of 100,000+. The band performed on Top Of The Pops as Honeythief entered the top 20 both in the UK and later the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

In support of the album, the band supported Eurythmics on the European leg of their world tour (250,000+ people over 30 dates) plus their own headline club tour of America in 1987. Appearances were also made alongside fellow Glaswegians Simple Minds at four stadium concerts in the UK and France.

Not unusually this high work ethic led to tensions with the band eventually releasing bassist Johnny McElhone, who later formed Texas.

The remaining three members moved to New York to write and record the second album, Scratch the Surface, at the legendary Atlantic Studios. These sessions represented an attempt to grow as artists and featured many top session musicians including Jocelyn Brown, John Sebastian, the Brecker Brothers and the Institutional Radio Gospel Choir.

While the band members were happy with the recordings their UK label, Phonogram, grew distant from the project due to A&R politics and the ensuing friction caused the band to split before the official release of the album. Skin (vocals) and Pim (guitar) then formed a new project, Witness, on A&M, but that’s another story.

After several more years treading the boards, Skin and Pim called it a day, remaining friends as they pursued separate projects.

Despite many requests to reform the band over the years, Skin never took them seriously until, 30 years after the debut release, he was asked about the possibility of a deluxe HIPSWAY album reissue.

After release on Cherry Red in November 2016, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to reunite with Pim and give the audience what they wanted.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/hipsway-deluxe-30th-anniversary-edition/

The band has continued to go from strength to strength with the most recent run of shows supporting their first album in 30 years, S M O K E & D R E A M S, culminating in a sell-out at the legendary Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/hipsway/smoke-and-dreams

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The Strathaven Hotel

Hamilton Road

Strathaven

ML10 6SZ

United Kingdom

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FRETS 

FRETS acoustic concerts will feature well-known artists playing acoustic sets in a bespoke venue outwith the usual touring circuit.

FRETS is all about songwriting and artists and performances. 

www.fretscreative.com 

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