Celebrate Christmas with Roland Lee Gift at the H&H
A live recorded event with special guests, raffle & prizes.
Acclaimed singer and actor Roland Lee Gift will showcase new music and revisit classic songs at an intimate ‘back to roots’ live show at the Hare and Hounds this December.
The solo artist and frontman of worldwide stars Fine Young Cannibals will wrap up new material and classics from the FYC canon into an evening of kitsch Christmas cabaret-style entertainment including stand-up comedy, raffles and prizes.
A live recording from the performance is set to be included in a major release planned for 2017.
Roland Lee Gift will be accompanied by a six-piece band that includes drummer Dave Barbarossa (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow and Republica) and guitarist Dave Randall (Dido, Faithless) along with vocalists Debbie Isaac and Julie Longworth from Stiff Records-signed soul a capella band The Mint Juleps.
“…(Gift’s) new repertoire has a vibrancy and immediacy to it…compelling” - Huffington Post
Following a host of UK festival and European summer dates, the former cover star of Rolling Stone magazine Roland Lee Gift is keen to share new songs with fans in parts of the country which hold the most importance for him.
“Performing in the three UK cities I’m proud to call home in one way or another is the perfect close to 2016 for me. Hull, London and Birmingham all hold special connections for me, so I’m really looking forward to three wonderful evenings of music, laughs and cheer, in the company of some exceptional musicians and performers” - Roland Lee Gift, November 2016
Roland Lee Gift came to international attention after forming the Fine Young Cannibals in Birmingham with Andy Cox and David Steele of The Beat. As the frontman with FYC, Roland Lee Gift became one of the defining voices of the late 1980s, enjoying worldwide success with the smash hit singles She Drives Me Crazy and Goodthing both topping the US charts along with album The Raw & the Cookedwhich held the # 1 position there for 3 months.
One of People magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People’, Roland Lee Gift also realised his love of theatre and film, appearing in the Hanif Kureishi penned British movie Sammy & Rosie Get Laid, acting with the Hull Truck Theatre Company and appearing in and writing music for the Barry Levinson US movie Tin Men.
The enduring influence of Roland’s distinctive vocals can be heard on a myriad of artists performing today, including John Newman, Sam Smith and James Bay. His phenomenal career spans ska, soul, alternative rock, new wave pop and more.
The British musician and actor was born in Birmingham, grew up in Hull and lives in London.
Award-winning London comedian Paul Ricketts will open for Roland Lee Gift in Birmingham.
Tickets: £15 Adv