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Holding Back the Years – The Simply Red Tribute – Matinee Show

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Holding Back The Years is the ultimate celebration of the music of Mick Hucknall and Simply Red.

This Show aims to stay authentic and faithful to the soulful sound and energy that makes Simply Red one of the most popular British bands of all time.

First appearing on the scene back in 1985 and with a career spanning over 30 years, Simply Red have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Incorporating various genres over the years that included jazz and reggae, Simply Red firmly established themselves as a soul and pop band.

The man fronting this project is Geoff Kellett. Geoff is a multi-talented singer who leads the band through the rock and soul of Simply Red’s most popular and enduring hits. Highly experienced on the international music scene, Kellett is an award-winning musician who’s on stage performance matches Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall, capturing the essence of Hucknall’s smooth and charismatic presence and dry sense of humour.

Born and bred in Preston Lancashire, Geoff and Mick’s paths crossed over in the early 80’s when both ambitious singers were running their demos to A & R in London.

Geoff brings his experience, passion and wonderful stories!!

This professional 7 piece line up will perform the hits that will include “Monies Too Tight To Mention”, “Holding back the Years”, “Somethings Got Me Started” “Stars “ “A New Flame “and many more.

This Show promises to deliver an authentic, energetic ,uplifting and memorable experience for all lovers of great music.

The wonderful musicians involved in this project are :

Geoff Kellett : Vocals

Jess Ciampa : Drums

Gino Craparotta : Keys.Vocals

Tony Marinelli : Bass

Michael Coggins :Guitar

Lisa Callingham : Vocals

Gary Honor : Sax & percussion

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