Nik Kershaw - Friday 11th October

Posted on Wednesday 1st October 2014 09:34 by FreckFest

Nik Kershaw – Me, Myself and I, A Solo Retrospective - 11th October 

Tickets £10.00

You wait for one Kershaw then two come along at once…..

For music lovers of a certain age, this gig will be keenly anticipated. Much as JJ Gilmour has done for us already this year and what Glenn Tilbrook ticket holders can look forward to in the middle of August, Nik will perform all his hits in a laid-back solo retrospective celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first chart success. 

In 1984, Nik Kershaw spent more weeks in the charts than any other solo act on the planet. Stop and think about that for a second. 1984. Madonna. Michael Jackson. Prince. None of them could outstay Nik Kershaw.

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down, Wouldn’t It Be Good and The Riddle were three of his best-known hits. With their radio-friendly hooks and shiny production those 3 tracks alone practically define the mid 80’s. Add in a big-haired, baggy-trousered crowd-pleasing set at Live Aid and teen idol good looks and you’ll begin to appreciate that Freckfest has come up trumps once again.

Elton John once called Nik Kershaw “the best songwriter of a generation”, a claim that would no doubt be backed up by the many other acts who’ve benefited from Nik’s song-writing skills. Amongst others, Cliff Richard, Bonnier Tyler, Lulu and Ronan Keating have all had chart success thanks to the Kershaw influence. Nik penned The One And Only for Chesney Hawkes, a massive hit Stateside and a number 1 in the UK when the charts still mattered. When Gary Barlow found his mojo had deserted him between Take That albums, it was Nik who he turned to. For a man small in stature Nik Kershaw is a giant of late 20th century pop writing. 

Nik’s show will be interspersed with tales from his impressive career, and in a unique twist to the live experience, he will invite audience members to ask him any questions they like. Nik promises to answer them all, “even the potentially awkward ones”. This should make for an interesting evening’s entertainment.   

Bring yourself, bring a friend and come armed with an interesting question.

Nik Kershaw plays the HAC
Friday 11th October

Tickets are £10 direct from the HAC (no booking fee) or from www.ticketweb.co.uk

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