Rock Band 10CC at Vincent Hotel Southport

70’s Rock Band 10cc stayed at Southport’s most prestigous Hotel “The Vincent”last night (Thursday 18th October 2012) after performing live on stage at Southport Theatre. Purveyors of the finest in popular music since 1972.

Not only were 10CC makers of some of the Greatest Hits of the 70’s but are currently one of the most exciting live bands in the country and are embarking on a string of major UK venues celebrating 40 years in the business.

Some of their greatest hits include  Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, Donna, Art For Art’s Sake, Good Morning Judge, The Things We Do For Love, I’m, Mandy Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Dean And I, The Wall Street Shuffle.

10CC are Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn, Paul Burgess, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens. Pictured below are the band leaving their hotel on Friday morning heading to their next gig.

The band initially consisted of four musicians—Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme—who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the “10cc” name in 1972.

For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one ‘commercial’ and one ‘artistic’, but both teams injected sharp wit into lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band’s accessible songs. By way of contrast, Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic inspired writing.  Every member was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer. Most of the band’s albums were recorded at their own Strawberry Studios (North) in Stockport and Strawberry Studios (South) in Dorking, with most of those engineered by Stewart.

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