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Wulfrun Hall Friday 1st December 2023

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel | CANCELLED



Release from Steve Harley and his PR team.

Steve Harley is disappointed to announce the cancellation, with immediate effect, of the Cockney Rebel shows that were scheduled to take place in Europe and the UK in November and December 2023. Harley is to undertake a medical procedure followed by a period of recuperation. Ticket holders should return to their original point of purchase to obtain a refund.

Steve Harley said, “It saddens me deeply to have to cancel shows, and I feel really sorry for all ticket-holders. But, let’s be clear, I aim to be back on-the-road, ready for the spotlight, for our January dates. That’s my goal.”

Best regards Roger Searle

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel celebrated their 50th Anniversary last year and the celebratory shows were such a joy that Steve is taking the band out again later this year to mark ‘50 Years A Rebel’. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be performing at The Wulfrun at The Halls Wolverhampton this December.

The Times wrote, in a profile marking this half century, that signature hit ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’, “Remains one of the most beloved songs of the modern age”. For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

Steve Harley said, “Just over Fifty years ago, in early 1972, I progressed from London Busker, regaling the tourists with an acoustic version of ‘Sebastian’ and other Human Menagerie tracks, to Cockney Rebel popster, determined to forge a unique furrow, full of the self-confidence of young manhood. The original Cockney Rebel was formed out of Beckenham Arts Lab and my drummer, Stuart Elliott’s bedroom in Pimlico. Bit by bit, the band was formed. We played our first gig as support to the Jeff Beck Group at the Roundhouse, London. Since then, I haven’t really been off-the-road in five amazing decades. ‘Sebastian’ took on a whole new life when an orchestra and choir were added for our first album, and ‘Judy Teen’ in early 1974 turned us into bona fide, Top Of The Pops pop stars. Still a wandering minstrel, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The shows in December last year were a joy and I cannot wait to get out there and celebrate once more”.

These very special shows will include songs from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. ‘Mr Soft’, ‘Judy Teen’, ‘Sebastian’ and the legendary ‘Make Me Smile’ and more from an incredible career.


Date &
December 1st 2023
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