anorthernsoul Posted March 5, 2009 Report Share Posted March 5, 2009 The lead singer from one of the 90â€™s top indie bands ventures north next month for 2 intimate acoustic gigs in the isles. Chris Helme will play the Northern Lights function room in Brae on Friday 10th April followed by a show at Posers Nightclub in Lerwick on Saturday 11th. Helme fronted The Seahorses, the band put together by Stone Roses guitar legend, John Squire, from 1996 until they disbanded in 1999. Although The Seahorses career was brief, the band enjoyed huge commercial success with 2 top 10 singles, most notably their debut 45 Love Is The Law, and a number 2 album with 1997â€™s Do It Yourself. Following the demise of The Seahorses, Helme formed a new band called The Yards along with ex-Seahorses bassist Stuart Fletcher and they released their self-titled debut album in 2005. Last year Helme released his debut solo album entitled Ashes. The album showcased Helmeâ€™s love of folk and blues with its sparse production highlighting the singer-songwriters rich vocals and intricate guitar playing. Providing support for Chris Helme will be 2 of Shetlandâ€™s top young singer-songwriters with Antonia Sedgewick opening at the Northern Lights and Jordan Ogg doing the honours at Posers. The Klub Revolution DJâ€™s will also be on hand to provide after-show entertainment at Posers. Doors will open at 8pm for both shows and promoters have asked that people attending come early to support the local performers. The promoters, A Northern Soul, would also like to thank Mark Anderson from Allied Taxis for kindly providing sponsorship for the shows. Tickets are on sale now from both venues priced at Â£7. For more info on Chris Helme check out his website at www.myspace.com/chrishelmesolo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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