Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Simply Red have officially confirmed a return to Ireland in 2015, with singer Mick Hucknall stating that he was blown away by the reaction to his Simply Red songs when he last performed solo in Dublin, back in April 2013. In association with MCD Promotions, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Simply Red will be performing live on stage at The 3Arena in Dublin on Tuesday the 1st of December 2015.
In association with our good friends over at MCD Promotions, we’re giving you the chance of winning a pair of guestlist passes to this concert!
Since they burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of ‘Money’s To Tight To Mention’, Simply Red have made a string of classic, landmark albums that defined British R ‘n B throughout the 1980s and 1990s, introducing a generation to the joys of soul music and Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice.
Now back in vogue with countless young artists name checking their influence, Simply Red are going through something of a renaissance being re-appraised as one of the great British bands.
The band finished its initial, unbroken 25 year run with a concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2010, and now the time has come to get back on stage together. “I like an anniversary, and this is a big one“, Mick Hucknall says, “It feels like the right time“.
Having sold 60 million albums worldwide Simply Red have a timeless back catalogue that includes the hits ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Something Got Me Started’, ‘The Right Thing’, ‘Stars’, ‘Fairground’ , ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘Sunrise’.
Simply Red are: Mick Hucknall (vocals), Ian Kirkham (saxophone), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Steve Lewinson (bass), Dave Clayton (keyboards), Roman Roth (drums), and Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute).
If you would like to win a pair of tickets to this live concert, simply send your name, contact details and answer for the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org
The lead singer of Simply Red is…?
A) Mick Jagger
B) Mick Hucknall
C) Michael Jackson
*Competition closes on Tuesday November 24th 2015.
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