Saturday 12 May | Woden
Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.
10cc ruled the pop world at a time – the 1970s – when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artistes in pop history.
Co-founder Graham Gouldman puts their longevity down to the quality and individuality of the band’s songs. “They don’t seem to date; they are original, we never followed any trend. We simply wrote for our own pleasure. The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio today as they ever were, shows how true that is,” he says.
From their breakthrough hit Donna in 1972 to their final No 1, Dreadlock Holiday, in 1978, and such landmark releases as I’m Not In Love, their worldwide smash in 1975, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners.
Gouldman says, “The band, as it stands now is absolutely fantastic. Our main strength and what we’re selling is the songs, nothing else.”
With four decades of songwriting excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him, Gouldman confidently promises, “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”
Dinner and Show
Make a night of it and enjoy a two course meal in a private dining area before the show with our ‘Dinner and Show’ ticket offer. Dinner commences from 6pm.