UPDATE (Sat, Apr 14):
Sorry about tech glitches everyone - it worked pretty well the last time on Ning, so we're going to inquire of them what the problem was. I think all your enthusiasm overloaded their system! Hopefully fixed for next week, when Greg will take on the conversation.
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We're trying a bit of an experiment for a few weeks, maybe longer... the Ning platform that the Music Club is based on allows us to have a… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on April 17, 2009 at 16:30 —
Had to share this with you all... was checking out the Wikipedia entry on Hue And Cry, and came to this page on the AllMusic.com site.
They put us in a category which I have never heard of and which tickles me greatly...
Added by Hue And Cry on April 12, 2009 at 10:30 —
Been trawling through the Internet to try and come up with a definitive Hue & Cry discography for you all to try and complete your collections. I have about 90% of all that is listed in the attached document and I am sure there are items that I have missed.
Feel free to mention errors or omissions from this list. I have converted the document into a Portable Document Format [PDF]. I used this because it lets you embed pictures in the document. To view… Continue
Added by William Jones on March 31, 2009 at 19:03 —
Have you ever wanted to put personal pictures on your My Page? Here's the right way!
Your My Page has both a "Photos" and a "Text Box" function. We know it seems a bit odd, but DON'T use the Photos function to upload personal photos to your page!
We're using "Photos"
for Hue And Cry-related images only
- you can post those up. We won't approve
personal photos uploaded through that function.
But please,… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on March 31, 2009 at 11:22 —
I have tour-itis now..don't want it to stop. The way it has to be I suppose..Just want to say I met a lot of really nice people on this tour and trust me, doing what I do there is very few tours you can say that about. So everyone, ( if indeed anyone ever reads this) what did you think of that eh? I am not allowed to swear but *&^k me..Is that a good band or is that a good band. An absolute pleasure is all I can say and sorry for singing along.
Added by Rab on March 11, 2009 at 2:26 —
I have been playing around with the zazzle merchandise and came across the customisation function. I came up with the below design for a hoodie. I thought of ordering but then thought perhaps Pat wouldn't approve!
What would be your design? And what could I get away with?… Continue
Added by Ariana Ciddens on March 1, 2009 at 15:44 —
Dear all, unfortunately one of my cameras failed on me on Saturday night. So I'm kinda lacking in footage. Could anybody who filmed the gig on phones, cameras, whatever please let me know and I'll arrange to get the footage from you so i can use it in a short film I'm doing about the gig. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE QUALITY'S LIKE ... I CAN DEAL WITH IT IN POST PRODUCTION. So please spread the word and help me out guys.
Added by Greg on February 23, 2009 at 21:03 —
I know that a lot of u guys want to hear this song. But making the "Showtime" album was a painful experience for me. The producer, Richard Niles deemed me a sub par pianist and hired someone to play piano on the record. So I don't want to revisit that time ever again. Pat and I wrote the songs on Showtime, but I had very little to do with the performances or arrangements on that record. Altho, I am going to learn it over the next few days and will probably play it with Pat @ some point on this… Continue
Added by Greg on February 22, 2009 at 13:17 —
A massive thanks to everyone who took part in the online chat...we had a lot of fun and got some good suggestions for the tours setlist!
Here is a photo of us hard at work answering your questions -
See you on the road,
best, pat & greg x
Added by Hue And Cry on February 16, 2009 at 21:30 —
Paul's scan of the 1989 tour programme was fascinating because it detailed the band members, and it got me thinking about all the various players I've seen with the boys. There are some major gaps below, so perhaps people could help fill in not a discography or a gigography but a "bandography" of the past 20 years:
1987/88 Seduced and Abandoned Tours:
Drums: Tony McCracken, Bass: James Finegan, Guitar: Nigel Clark, BVs: Davie Preston. On the second tour, a brass section was… Continue
Added by Jon Citizen on November 18, 2008 at 23:11 —
Having being a fan of hue and cry since I was a wee boy- with heavily gelled hair and growing up with them (I'm now in my 30's!) Their new material is as good if not better than anything they have ever done.
Now the thing is my girlfriend watches strictly come dancing and I must endure it also, and I see these bands come on on a sunday night and was thinking wouldn't it be great to see hue and cry back on mainstream tv showing the public what they can do especially with fitting songs like… Continue
Added by oryxandcrake on November 28, 2008 at 18:07 —
While we're in the Xmas spirit, we thought we'd share with you our top cultural and technological picks of 2008.
have any burning favourites or highlights of this kind from this year, let us know in the "Reply to this" box below. Perhaps some Xmas present lists will be refreshed as a result...
Greg's first, Pat's in a few hours:
GREG KANE'S TOP PICKS… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on December 17, 2008 at 20:30 —
As we look forward to the new single and tour and having digested the first proper tour in a LONG time. I thought i'd have a wee go at putting some ideas together for the next tour.
Here's what I came up with (shoot me down at will!)
1. Try to keep this band together, as in my opinion it is as good if not better than any previous one. I know it's difficult as they all have solo stuff on but it's a really good band!!!
2. Some dramatic entrance music would be cool as the… Continue
Added by chris on October 28, 2008 at 20:37 —
Sunday Times interview with Greg and Pat
, again focussing on their thinking behind the Music Club, and how Remote's 'The Only Thing' predicted the website!…
Added by Hue And Cry on August 31, 2008 at 8:00 —
Delighted 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 —
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.
BIG ISSUE IN SCOTLAND -… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on July 5, 2008 at 12:00 —
The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland, 15th June, featured an exclusive interview with Pat and Greg about the new album Open Soul. Janice opened the discussion playing the classic ‘Looking For Linda’, went on to play forthcoming single ‘The Last Stop’ and album track ‘Fireball’. She described the new material as simply “FANTASTIC”.
Another Scottish radio event (15th June) was Billy Sloan, one of our… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on June 16, 2008 at 15:00 —
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… Continue
Added by Hue And Cry on July 4, 2008 at 10:00 —