July 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Hue and Cry and Shepherds Pie

I was not looking for Hue and Cry. When Linda found me. She was rewinding away. On a car stereo. Until that is, a grunting hairy man, looking like he should be detained somewhere, said something about a shepherd’s pie.



That’s how I was introduced to Hue and Cry.



More about that later. I prefer the night I was introduced to Hue and Cry live. Nottingham. The funniest thing I have heard to this day, nearly 20 years ago, was innocently and sweetly sung before me well… Continue

Added by jack collins on July 28, 2008 at 3:05 — 3 Comments

SHEFFIELD GIG

NICE TO SEE THAT YOU ARE COMING TO SHEFFIELD BEEN LONG OVERDUE AND I FOR ONE CANNOT WAIT. LAST TIME WAS A GREAT CONCERT AT SHEFFIELD CITY HALL BUT THE ACADEMY IS A NEW VENUE HOPE ITS AN INTIMATE AFFAIR THAT WILL LIBVE IN THE MEMORY FOR EVER .

Added by PHILIP HILL on July 26, 2008 at 20:45 — No Comments

Ning praises the Hue And Cry Music Club

hueandcrybig.jpgDelighted that we're featuring in Ning's "Network Spotlight" blog, celebrating our Music Club. You can read the blog here.

Added by Hue And Cry on July 26, 2008 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Old Demos

Hi All,

I know it's all about the new material at the moment but I was sifting through some of the rarer items I have and found some gems! Along with a pair of promo Labour of Love croupier shirt bands! (can't even see a tenious link there!) I also found a couple of demo versions of Love is the Master and Just One Word! They sound a little sluggish but I think they are an interesting listen. Have also posted up both versions of the US Mix of LOL.

Added by Paul Rendel on July 23, 2008 at 19:37 — 2 Comments

Open Soul

Would love to know how this ended up here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HUE-AND-CRY-Open-Soul-2008-CD_W0QQitemZ280247800532QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item280247800532&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318

Added by Peter R on July 22, 2008 at 9:59 — 7 Comments

Blown away

I can't explain how excited I am getting about getting my hands on Open Soul. The music labs have been amazing, and have me not only wanting to hear the rest of your album, but also makes me want to maybe have a go at writing and recording some original stuff myself. So cheers for that.

There does seem to be a few wee secret gigs going on here and there, and I seem to be hearing about them after the event, but hopefully will catch you guys soon.

Added by Stephen O'Connor on July 17, 2008 at 22:31 — No Comments

Cmon Legs really fun video

Hey I'm a new Hue and Cry fan from the states. It's great to see & hear Paul Mills sounding so soulful. Thanks for having such a terrific site to keep up with the band.
Colleen

Added by CC on July 16, 2008 at 15:33 — No Comments

The New Tracks

I have been listening to the new tracks a lot over the past few days after the amazing warm up gig. I have found it interesting to note how much of a sound H&C have and how (other than Pats voice and greg's playing) that sound now more so than ever is reminiscent of the early stuff but still sounding very modern. The horn lines on the latest stuff full of jazz feel (like jazz not jazz etc) and yet could be just as at home on Labour of Love. The funky rhythm driving through the songs but yet… Continue

Added by Patrick Hall on July 15, 2008 at 10:03 — 4 Comments

voodoo rooms

up close and personal...twit-ta-whooo...very good small gig.....just made it thru from Dundee at 90mph to get your two last songs....ner mind see you again...no darvil music fest this
year guys?
all the best ..............

Added by lesley on July 14, 2008 at 16:26 — No Comments

"You haven't written any blog posts yet."

It's like a criticism, glaring at me whenever I open my page on this nice site. I feel like I ought to, just to show a friendly spirit.

H&C fans ARE friendly, I'm always taken aback by how thrilled we are to meet each other and enthuse. H&C, (or Pat and Greg plus the band, if you like), are important to me, because their music is one of the very few things my brother and myself have in common. It is what has linked us, although we've… Continue

Added by Kathy on July 13, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

Hue And Cry in Big Issue Scotland - the story behind the Music Club...

You might be interested to read this piece from Pat, published in the Big Issue Scotland's Opinion slot last week, on how our new album Open Soul, and its supporting websites, are responding to the bigger crisis of the music business. The full text is below, and you can download a PDF from here. Be interested to hear what you all think.



best, h&c











BIG ISSUE IN SCOTLAND -… Continue

Added by Hue And Cry on July 5, 2008 at 12:00 — 10 Comments

An introduction to the Hue And Cry Music Club

hueandcrybig.jpg Welcome to the Hue And Cry Music Club - a place for all Hue and Cry fans who enjoy Greg and Pat's creativity, in music, lyrics and otherwise. It's also an opportunity to meet up with fans from over the last twenty years, particularly those who've been at gigs. The Music Club has four main 'channels' - History…

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Added by Hue And Cry on July 4, 2008 at 10:00 — 12 Comments

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