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Squeeze Returning To The Phil This November

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Thu 14 September, 2017

The new wave legends return to Liverpool in November, and Alan Parry can barely contain her excitement. 

South London pop-rock legends Squeeze return to Liverpool on 4th November 2017 for a night at the Philharmonic Hall as part of an extensive UK tour.

This tour comes hot on the heels of their successful expedition on the other side of the pond and 2015’s fantastic return to form, Cradle to Grave the band’s 14th studio album and most recent collection of new material.

The album shows us that Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook have certainly still got what it takes when it comes to authentic storytelling. To this end, the title track from the album was used as the theme tune for the enjoyable BBC sitcom of the same name centred around the early life of broadcaster Danny Baker.

This collection of true to life ditties gives the impression that not a step has been missed since the guys were putting out such crowd pleasers as Up the Junction and Another Nail in My Heart. Their ability to comment upon and celebrate the minutiae of everyday life is something that I for one welcome back with open arms. Few others have captured the nature of life with such blithe abandon.

More than their cheery outlook and representation of events familiar to us all, the guys can still clearly play. In fact, they probably sound better than ever before.

Perhaps this should come as no surprise as the guys have been playing together now for over 40 years. And although some of the supporting faces may have changed, they are as tight as ever. You can expect a six piece outfit now with Hanson (drums), Shaw (bass), Large (keyboards) and Duffy (guitar +) acting as the supporting cast.

Squeeze’s lasting legacy was acknowledged back at the beginning of the decade when the site of their first gig was awarded a PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, and this alongside myriad other awards and their influence on a number of bands that followed in their footsteps will help to introduce their music to new listeners for many years yet.

One thing of which we can sure, is that these boys from South London are far from done.

 

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