Saturday 4th June THE CHRISTIANS
(£25.00 + Booking Fee)
The Christians are a musical ensemble from Liverpool, England. They had the highest selling debut album of any artist at Island Records and international chart hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
With major hits like 'Ideal World' and 'Harvest for the World' they have proved themselves to be one of the greatest talents to come out of the UK in this period. The name of the band refers to the surname of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up.
The band were one of a number of soul-influenced groups in during this time that had strong links to UK punk rock, New Wave music and post-punk. Their frontman and lead singer Garry Christian became the group's unique selling point with his distinctive look and velvet-smooth soulful tones.
In 'The Rough Guide', critic Charles Bottomley, described them as "The Temptations in ripped jeans, producing gritty-centred songs in a sugary vocal shell".