We are delighted to welcome Hue & Cry to perform a very special and unique, stripped back intimate show live at St Mary’s Church, Rye.
This performance will include an eclectic programme of their classic hits, material from their awaited new album ‘Pocketful of Stones’ and contemporary repertoire performed in their own distinctive style with beautiful arrangements.
“New Orleans grooves brilliantly nailed” - Independent
Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983, the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’, as well as the massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’
Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued triumph in the 1990’s, whilst the release of the hugely applauded ‘Open Soul’ in 2008 brought them firmly back into the limelight.
New material from the album ‘Hot Wire’ (2012) garnered more rave reviews and with the 25th Anniversary of the seminal album ‘Remote’ in 2014 (multi-platinum release, spawning the singles ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking For Linda’) the brothers released ‘Remote Major To Minor’, a multi-media celebration of ‘Remote’, and embarked on a UK wide tour.
2015 marked the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, an artist whose career has been a huge influence on Patrick and Gregory’s musical style, and to celebrate they released ‘September Songs’, a covers album dedicated to the original Chairman of the Board.
The duo are currently in the studio working on the hugely anticipated release of ‘Pocketful of Stones’ (release tbc 2017). To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.
Hue and Cry have sold tens of thousands of concert tickets worldwide, as well as performing alongside some of the greatest artists in music history, appearing with U2, James Brown, Madonna, Al Green and Van Morrison to name but a few.
The duo were recognised by their peers when they were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Music Awards.
Pat and Greg perform across the UK and in Europe at major music venues and festivals, and continue on their ever progressive musical journey.
Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.
St Mary’s Church