Friday 19 July 2014
Deacon Blue will be playing at Westonbirt as part of the Forestry Commision Live Music this summmer.
Deacon Blue are one of the most respected of all Scottish bands. Their melodic pop-rock style gained a fervent fan base through the release of several classic albums like ‘Raintown’, ‘When The World Knows Your Name’ and ‘Fellow Hoodlums’. With jazz and soul inspired melodies, the song-writing skills of front man Ricky Ross are illustrated through the diversity of their repertoire with defining singles including ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?’, ‘Chocolate Girl’, ‘Wages Day’, ‘Fergus Sings The Blues’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Your Town’ and ‘Dignity’. In 2012 Deacon Blue released their first album in over a decade, The Hipsters, which went Top 20 and was supported by a sold out UK tour.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.