The Christians To Perform Live at The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
by Steve Crabtree – @stevecrab
Friday 27th September sees The Christians take to the stage in Holmfirth at The Picturedrome to celebrate 32 years since their debut and self-titled album was released to huge acclaim.
Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits such as ‘Forgotten Town’, ‘Ideal World’ and ‘Born Again’, The Christians enjoyed huge success in the late 80s and early 90s. And despite the band name being taken after the brothers’ surname, people often mistakenly took them for a religious pop group.
“Highest selling album ever”
The Christians remains Island Records’ highest selling debut album ever. And their tour gives fans a chance to hear all their favourites all over again… and more.
Headed by lead singer Garry Christian, deserving of the Daily Mirror’s description as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop’ he’s still in great form. And he’s backed by superb harmonies from the band too. Chris Evans described the band’s set on air in December as ‘The Best gig I’ve ever been to’. It doesn’t really get better than that in terms of personal recommendations.
You can expect a 90 minute set which includes ‘Harvest for the World‘, ‘Whats in a Word’ and ‘Hooverville’. There were seven hit singles from the first album alone. And treasures such as the haunting ‘Words’ which went to Number One in France and Spain will make the set.
“Velvet toned voice”
Garry Christian has one of those voices that deserves to be up there with the biggest. He sang the main vocals alongside Paul McCartney and Holly Johnson in the Hillsborough charity single ‘Ferry Across The Mersey’ and the group have remained one of the UK’s most successful touring bands.
Garry’s humour and interaction in-between songs captivates many peoples hearts, as does his velvet toned voice. The talented six piece band behind him sound as good as listening to the original tracks.
Don’t miss this chance to see a fine band live who’s repertoire will unleash a surprising amount of personal nostalgia. Tickets can be bought from the Picturedrome website. By coming along to Holmfirth you’ll get a great 90 minute live performance. And a full band playing all your favourites sounding better than you ever remembered.