During the Corona Virus outbreak of 2020, there were many people who felt isolated, and often posted on Social Media saying how lonely they were. I began to write this song with those people in mind.
The song would clearly…Read more
This is part of our 40 years of The Korgis tour, and the audience reaction has been overwhelming! With a brilliant 8-piece band and a full multi-media show, and songs that span not just The Korgis but of course some Stackridge favourites and much much more! We are also having a Brunch get together the next day if anyone would care to join us. Venue to be arranged but somewhere in the Bradford area.
It is no secret that The Korgis ADORE The Beatles. It has been said that James Warren is the only true successor to John Lennon. The band are absolutely FIRED UP to play this one! We may even slip in another Beatles tune to celebrate. Would love to see you here and promise a VERY SPECIAL NIGHT.
£16 - £18 on the door.
This gig was AMAZING back in March! The atmosphere was electric and the band were on top form. Book now and see what all the fuss was about!
Al Steele Download
When I began writing the songs that would be the 'Coming Up From Down Under' album, I knew I was at a turning point in my writing, my orchestration, and also my personal life. I had already written some 200 songs, countless TV themes, and spent vast amounts of time practising my craft, on guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. It was the realisation that most music had become formulaic, including my own. When I thought of Sergeant Pepper, the instrumentation was brave, the experimentation was intense, the songwriting was clever and diverse. From that point on, I decided to change my approach. I wasn't going to make another SP, but I WAS going to take more risks. I WAS going to vary the instrumentation. I WAS going to have a 6 minute song if it felt right. Lyrically 'Driving' was my own frustration with simply existing, without thinking, and 'From Now On', was a vow to change it. I have stuck to that ideal, and have no wish to go back... and this album was where it started for me. Huge thanks to my many supporters over the years, who are now shouting 'It's about time!!' Many thanks to the musicians who played for me - often just for the love of it. Thanks to my songwriting partners over the years, Julian Tucker, Lynn Ritchie, Nigel Voyle, and my business partner and mate Nigel Hart. The biggest thanks to Ceri Darknell, who puts up with my always unreasonable demands, and makes me want to be a better person!