Sat 7th Sep at 7:30pm
@ Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley
Featuring: Chris Helme
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"Back by popular demand to one of his favourite venues as part of a major tour - with a full band - Chris brings songs from his widely-praised album The Rookery with classic favourites in the mix as well as songs from his forthcoming album. This is a singer songwriter at the top of his game, his Brit-pop hits from Seahorses days still resonating, while the newer songs have drawn comparisons with Crosby Stills & Nash, The Coral and Led Zeppelin.
"Dreamy but driven indie folk" Q Magazine
"Sumptuous" The Independent
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Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band 'The Seahorses' released his brand new solo album on the 27th of August 2012. Still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun' - songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance. Present day societal context may well in fact mirror those times but the man himself, now, appears cut from an entirely different cloth.
Helmes has an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it's his latest offering The Rookery's knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme's keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.
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Venue: Helmsley Arts Centre
Old Meeting House
Meeting House Court
YO62 5DW 54.245708, -1.059814
Enquiries: 01439 771700