The Stranglers Hugh Cornwell prepares for Carlisle gig

Hugh Cornwell will head to Carlisle in October
Hugh Cornwell will head to Carlisle in October

ONE of the UK's finest song-writing talents is set to visit Carlisle next month.

As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers, Hugh has acquired wide spread success and admiration over the years.

He will head to the Old Fire Station in Carlisle on Saturday October 28.

The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles over the years. Hugh etched himself into the UK's musical psyche with Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess, Walk on By, Strange Little Girl and Skin Deep.

Hugh Cornwell has released eight solo albums, most recently Hooverdam, produced and mixed in Toerag Studios by Liam Watson, known for the Grammy winning White Stripes’ Elephant.

By the time Hugh reached his thirties the British punk scene had started to fade, and this was instrumental in prompting him to begin a solo career. He recorded his first album away from the group, Nosferatu, in collaboration with the Captain Beefheart's Magic Band's drummer, Robert Williams, in 1979.

In 1990 he decided that the band could go no further artistically. He recorded the album 10 with the band before leaving after 16 years.

After leaving The Stranglers, Hugh went on to work with numerous musicians such as Roger Cook and Andy West which they produced the album CCW which was released in 1992.

Since then, Hugh has enjoyed a glittering solo career with eight solo studio albums and other collaborations.

Hugh Cornwell's latest tour will visit Carlisle's Old Fire Station on Saturday October 28

Tickets are available from the box office

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