Lincs: Former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell has a live date at the Plowright this week

Former singer of The Stranglers Hugh Cornwell is live at the Plowright Theatre on Friday night
Former singer of The Stranglers Hugh Cornwell is live at the Plowright Theatre on Friday night

Hugh Cornwell, the original singer and guitarist with legendary British punk band The Stranglers, will perform at The Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe in this week.

As the main songwriter in The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell became one of the most important figures in punk and new wave music.

He enjoyed massive success with The Stanglers with 10 hit albums and 21 top 40 singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA’s musical psyche as the voice of such classic songs, as Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.

The Stranglers went on to become the highest-selling band to emerge from the British punk explosion during the 1970s.

Their popularity was added to further when England and Nottingham Forest star Stuart Pearce announced he was a huge fan of the band.

Cornwell himself was at the front of the band for 16 years from 1974 until 1990 when he felt the band could go no further artistically and so he decided to leave.

His first solo record, Wolf, was releasd in 1988 while was released whilst still a member of the band.

But, since leaving The Stranglers, he has gone on to record a series of well-received solo albums including Wired (1993), Guilty (1997), Hi Fi (2000), Beyond Elysian Fields (2004) and Hooverdam (2008) with producers including Tony Visconti, Laurie Latham and Liam Watson..

In August of this year, he released The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell which includes two tracks from each of these first six albums, plus the 2015 recording Live It And Breathe It .

The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell was a carefully curated dip into the deep pool of work created in the 27 years since Hugh Cornwell has been releasing solo albums.

Cornwell’s latest studio of original material Totem and Taboo was released in September.

He is at the Plowright Theatre on Friday, November 20 at 7.45pm.

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