Squeeze

From17 October 2019to20 November 2019

Squeeze

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Squeeze (formed in 1974) is arguably the finest new wave band to grace the ‘70s and ‘80s, bridging the gap between British rock and post-punk, hailing from London, England.

Originally formed in 1974 by Chris Difford who advertised for a guitarist in a local sweet shop, guitar player Glenn Tilbrook was the only respondent and subsequently joined. Keyboard player Jools Holland and drummer Paul Gunn arrived shortly afterward and the group began playing the pub rock circuit under the monikers Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company and Skyco. The name Squeeze was later decided upon, chosen as a tribute to The Velvet Underground’s 1973 album of the same name. Bassist Harry Kakoulli was added in 1976 at the same time Gunn was replaced by former Chuck Berry drummer Gilson Lavis.

Squeeze released their debut EP “Packet of Three” in 1977 on Deptford Fun City Records, after which the group secured a record deal with A&M Records. With much of their initial output discredited by label execs, Squeeze’s debut self-titled album didn’t prove to be the best representation of their early material upon release in 1978. The group’s 1979 sophomore release “Cool for Cats” was a much more cohesive sound and spawned a pair of No. 2 singles “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction”. Subsequently, the EP “6 Squeeze Songs Crammed into One Ten-Inch Record” was issued in late 1979, after which Kakoulli was fired from the group and replaced by John Bentley.

“Argybargy” appeared in 1980 representing a modest U.S. breakthrough, spawning the singles “Another Nail in My Heart” and “Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)”. Proficient pianist Jools Holland departed the group after the release wishing to pursue a boogie-woogie aesthetic and was replaced by the extolled Paul Carrack, formerly of Ace. Produced by Elvis Costello and Roger Bechirian, Squeeze’s fourth full-length “East Side Story” was critically acclaimed, peaking at No. 44 on the Billboard 200. The group continued to release a string of albums across the 1980s, following a short hiatus, including “Sweets from a Stranger”, “Difford & Tilbrook”, “Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti”, “Babylon and On” and “Frank”, raising Squeeze’s reputation as one of the respected live bands in the UK.

The live album “A Round & a Bout” arrived in 1990, after which, with contributions from sessions musicians Steve Nieve, Bruce Hornsby, and Matt Irving, the group issued the full-length “Play” in 1991. With little label backing the album performed poorly, and following the recording drummer, Lavis went to play in Jools Hollands’ big band. The record “Some Fantastic Place” was released in 1993, debuting at No. 26 in the UK, followed by “Ridiculous” in 1995, and the compilations “Piccadilly Collections” and “Excess Moderation”. Having completed their contractual obligations to A&M, Squeeze signed with independent Quixotic Records for their 1998 studio release “Domino”.

Thursday 17 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, UK

 

Friday 18 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK

 

Saturday 19 October 2019

Squeeze

The Sage Gateshead, Hall 1, Gateshead, UK

 

Monday 21 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK

 

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK

 

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Squeeze

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

 

Friday 25 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

New Theatre Oxford, Oxford, UK

 

Saturday 26 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK

 

Sunday 27 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea, UK

 

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

 

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

The Forum, Bath, Bath, UK

 

Friday 01 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull, UK

 

Saturday 02 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK

 

Sunday 03 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

The Lowry, Salford, UK

 

Tuesday 05 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, UK

 

Wednesday 06 November 2019

Squeeze

G Live, Guildford, UK

 

Saturday 09 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Royal Concert Hall Notts, Nottingham, UK

 

Monday 11 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, UK

 

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK

 

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Squeeze

St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK

 

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Friday 15 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

 

Llandudno Arena, Venue Cymru, Llandudno, UK

Saturday 16 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, UK

 

Sunday 17 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

The Hexagon, Reading, UK

 

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK

 

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Squeeze

with Heaven 17

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK

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