Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel are on a 13-date UK tour and heading this way.
Harley brings the latest line-up of his Cockney Rebel band to the Pyramids in Southsea after a summer of festivals both in the UK and Europe.
The line-up includes long-serving member Barry Wickens on violin and guitar, and guitarist Robbie Gladwell, as well as Lincoln Anderson on bass, James Lascelles, keyboards, and Adam Houghton on drums.
Harley intends to include a track or two from every one of his 12 studio albums, plus some surprises in a set that will run, without support, for two hours with an interval.
This year has seen the band play the Isle Of Wight and Rewind Festivals, after delivering a performance with orchestra and choir at Birmingham Symphony Hall last winter. A CD and DVD of that performance is out now.
In the set, Steve will include most of the hits, such as Sebastian, Judy Teen and Mr Soft, as well as the perennial favourite, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).
The original Cockney Rebel has been described by Rod Stewart as ‘one of Britain’s finest lyricists’.
The line-up has changed a lot since the 70s and Harley has done plenty of solo work
In 2010, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel began touring again across England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, following the release of the new album Stranger Comes to Town.
The band will be at the Pyramids next Friday. Tickets are £23 and £25. Visit pyramids-live.co.uk.
For a video clip from the Birmingham show, visit portsmouth.co.uk/video.