A first for the Fureys

The Fureys
The Fureys
Oliver! by Petersfield School in rehearsal before showing at The New Theatre Royal

Petersfield School is asking: 'Please sir can we have some more?' as it puts on Oliver! at The New Theatre Royal

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Irish musicians The Fureys & Davey Arthur will make their first appearance at the Kings Theatre in Southsea tomorrow.

The band formed in 1978, literally by accident.

George Furey, Paul Furey and Davey Arthur were playing in Denmark with their band, The Buskers.

Meanwhile Eddie Furey and Finbar Furey, were involved in a road accident while touring in Germany.

When the other three heard about the accident, they travelled to Germany to be with their brothers and there decided that they should all be playing together.

They’ve since enjoyed hits like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16 and Steal Away.

Eldest brother Eddie Furey has also been credited with teaching Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart his first chords. Eddie has plenty of stories of his own, having lived in Scotland with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell long before he formed the band.

Although Finbar left the band in 1996 and George died in 2002, the others have continued as a trio and have just released a new CD called Songs Through The Years.

Sunday’s show begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £20 from (023) 9282 8282 or kings-southsea.com.