Respected Liverpool singer/songwriter Ian McNabb is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 7 February to play an acoustic show in The Brindley’s intimate Studio space.
Ian formed The Icicle Works in 1981, known for songs such as Understanding Jane, Love Is A Wonderful Colour and Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) with Chris Sharrock (drums), and Chris Layhe (bass and vocals).
They became part of the Liverpool renaissance movement of the eighties, alongside acts such as Echo And The Bunnymen, TheTeardrop Explodes and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, achieving top 40 placings in the UK for all four of their albums.
During his solo career, he has been nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 1994 for his album Merseybeast and has accepted invitations to join his friend Mike Scott of The Waterboys on bass guitar and keyboards for lengthy European and Japanese tours. He also briefly played bass guitar in Ringo Starr’s band in 2002.
Ian Broudie’s invited him to record on ‘The Barge’ – Pete Townshend’s studio which Broudie was currently renting, moored next to Pete’s Eel Pie complex.
The resulting album Ian McNabb, saw a return of Ian’s love of guitar driven pop/rock and was released on Sanctuary Records in 2001.
So far this decade, Ian has released Little Episodes, Eclectic Warrior and Kruggerands – harder rocking albums which both feature the band Cold Shoulder.