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A MASTER AT WORK - STEVE HARLEY LIVE

Almost a year ago from the day that we proudly brought Steve Harley out to encore with Simple Minds at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, both Charlie and I were delighted to return to that same venue. This time we would be in the audience, knowing full well that to witness Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel on stage, is to witness a master at work.

It was a rare sunny day in Glasgow on Saturday. A carnival atmosphere all - round. And having earlier gone over to Dad's to watch our football team add another trophy to their cabinet, we were very much looking forward to an evening spent listening to a few hours of music that meant so much to us, particularly back in the days when we were first starting to dream about putting our own little band together.

Make no doubt about it! Steve Harley is, and always was, as good a performer as any. During those mid 70's years, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel put on shows that were every bit as impressive as contemporaries of that time. I refer to Roxy, Bowie, Lou Reed. But there was an added dimension to Steve's shows. You left the venue feeling part of something bigger, you left on a high, feeling much more than good. Great music and great performers are able to do that. And it is why I love and admire them, whatever field they they are working in.

Steve was inspirational on Saturday. The music took us on a timeless flight.

Genuinely so!

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A MASTER AT WORK - STEVE HARLEY LIVE

Almost a year ago from the day that we proudly brought Steve Harley out to encore with Simple Minds at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, both Charlie and I were delighted to return to that same venue. This time we would be in the audience, knowing full well that to witness Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel on stage, is to witness a master at work. 

It was a rare sunny day in Glasgow on Saturday. A carnival atmosphere all - round. And having earlier gone over to Dads  to watch our football team add another trophy to their cabinet, we were very much looking forward to an evening spent listening to a few hours of music that meant so much to us, particularly back in the days when we were first starting to dream about putting our own little band together.

Make no doubt about it! Steve Harley is, and always was, as good a performer as any. During those mid 70s years, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel put on shows that were every bit as impressive as contemporaries of that time. I refer to Roxy, Bowie, Lou Reed. But there was an added dimension to Steves shows. You left the venue feeling part of something bigger, you left on a high, feeling much more than good. Great music and great performers are able to do that. And it is why I love and admire them, whatever field they they are working in.

Steve was inspirational on Saturday. The music took us on a timeless flight.

Genuinely so!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq481utZ8yE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcc4aRKP0TM

 

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My first ever gig was Cockney Rebel at Leith Town Hall in Edinburgh when I was a teenager. Steve had us eating out of his hands. The audience wouldn’t let them go until Steve came back on stage to,calm us all down and sang with no backing music. I will always remember that night 💕

Saturday's conundrum: The FA Cup Final and Steve Harley versus the Royal Wedding. Why is life so difficult?

Jim ciao! we both had a wonderful night of music I read! Glad you shared to see your football team winning with your dad and then that you spent a great night with one of your idols. I did it with one of mine and more with an added value that you will see now. I think I can understand your feelings of deep emotion because you reminded special moments cool moments of your past and got new hopes form these memories, the music does so. I attended a gig of my Italian idol in Milan I witnessed a brilliant performance / participation of a piece of your splendid legendary Scotland. He sang Hymn, Dancing with tears in my eyes, Starman wonderfully with E.Ruggeri and then another Italian song together. I really got a deep emotion. What a feeling to see them together on the same stage! Thanks to you all wonderful artists who make us live these moments in life that honestly becomes increasingly hard every day. <3 Adri

Having Steve Harley close the Hackney gig certainly left me on a high.

It was fantastic to see Simple Minds and Steve Harley close the first acoustic gig at the Hackney Empire. A great finish to a great gig!

Never saw Steve Harley perform live at all until SM's Hackney gig, so it was really great to see him play there that night and appreciate the camaraderie between you. I also remember that even back in the early 80s 'Come Up And See Me' was covered by Duran Duran during their own live gigs. So this particular song continues to resonate down the years. Time to attend a full Steve Harley gig, for sure. 🙂

Im guessing it made you smile then

"You've done it all " ❤❤❤❤❤ just love Steve Harley

I've started singing it a few times at the Karaoke I'm starting to get there lol a song from my childhood "Come up and see me " pure class and "The horse with no name ...America remember me off sunny afternoons playing when I was a youngster in Calderbank usually with a football great memories Harley is a legend and that song is still fresh to this day 👏👏👏

Not so keen on his voice but Love the music ! Beautiful !! Your music and your voice and presence take me on a timeless flight Jim !! So I can completely understand the emotional feelings you're describing so beautifully 🙂 <3

Come up and see me.....Make me smile 😀🤗

I get the same feeling after seeing Simple Minds! X🎶❤️🎶

Had the pleasure of seeing Steve perform on Plymouth Hoe a few years ago. My all -time favourite song is Make Me Smile and he stumbled on the lyrics so started it again !

I loved that performance! 💜 Thanks for the memories! Have a great day!

Steve harley..a higher being

Well said Jim! Great band. 🎸🎸

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Bought. Great tune. Hope you play my favorite song of yours which is Night Music from the Real Life album. To my knowledge it’s never been played live before. I’m going to the Los Angeles concert in October and I hope you play that.

Camp bestival - song - summer - reason - amazing tune for summer

Here in Australia I'm singing " here comes winter" lol

And when the sun rises again..... it'll be on a par at the Grandslam! 😀

My summer will be on 3rd of July in Rome with you !!!!!

Simply put..best song on the album.

Its Autumn here the trees are golden the sun is shining the mornings are crisp but the days are 20 deg. But we are in drought and are in desperate need of rain. Have an Amazing tour and for all of those lucky enough to go Enjoy.

Woooo hoooo🎵 here comes summer and I’m thrilled, thrilled 😁 I Love ❤️ this song,the words in the song are brilliant,I am born again and again and again every time I listen to it which is definitely everyday. 🔹And when the sun rises again,into the fields,I wake up with no more dreams I descend,where it’s all so real. Boom... 🎶🎶 here comes summer. X

Wonderfull!!! Thank you!!! Here comes Summer🤙🏼☀️

Sorry... wrong movie, I know. But so nice to find "War Babies" on there. Haven't listened to this for ages and it is still so good. 🙂 Happy weekend. 🙂

Here comes SUMMER Here come SIMPLE MINDS❤️

The Album's is my favorite version

Sounding alive & kicking in The Valleys this bright and sunshine morning.

Yay! At last! 🙂

Brilliant song, I love it and the rest of the album. Actually listening to it as I text, dont stop playing it.!

Fave track from this album 👍😊

Sounding good this sunny morn high above San Pedro de Alacantra, Spain.

So got my download. Love it!

Flipping brilliant.

drives up the temperatures in berlin .. awesome song !!

Awesome xx

Can't wait to get this.

Amanda Bowles... looking forward to hearing this live with you guys xxx

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Biggest Weekend – Perth – UK
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Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, The Biggest Weekend, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

 

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BMW PGA Golf Championship – Wentworth – UK
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City Groove Fest – Podgorica – Montenegro
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Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere some songs from the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, along with a selection of hits and classics. They play City Groove Festival – Podgorica – Montenegro.

 

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Caribana Fest, Crans-près-Celigny, CH
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