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Tickets Now On Sale: For The Lightning Seeds

They're coming home, they're coming home....on February 11

Written by . Published on January 6th 2012.


Tickets Now On Sale: For The Lightning Seeds

IAN Broudie, who is part of the fabric of Britain's and Liverpool's music culture, is something of an accidental pop star. In 1989, when he could not find a vocalist to front his latest outfit, The Lightning Seeds, he had no choice but to give it a go himself.

It proved to be a good call: The Lightning Seeds have been entertaining audiences since, and, back out on the road, they appear next month at the 02 Academy.

Broudie is widely remembered for penning Three Lions on a Shirt, the 1996 official song of the England football team for that year's European Championships. The track became the unofficial anthem of lad culture. But in Liverpool Broudie had already cut his teeth with numerous notables: as a teenager he brought musical structure to Big in Japan and later collaborated with Paul Simpson in a band called Care  as well as producing Echo and The Bunnymen, The Coral and Zutons.

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The Lightning Seeds' 1994 album, Jollification, saw the hit singles Lucky You, Change, Perfect and Marvellous. In 2006 they released of The Very Best of the Lightning Seeds and in 2010 the band returned to the live arena with a full UK tour  and studio album ‘Four Winds’, the first crop of Lightning Seeds songs in 10 years. 

 “Growing up in Liverpool in the sixties was like being in the centre of the Earth. I was going to the football and the Kop would be singing ‘She Loves You’,” says Broudie. 

“ Both my brothers had a lot of records: Dylan, Cream, bluesy guitar players. Plus I had a little transistor radio and got Radio Caroline, from when pop music was very free. Then it was the Seventies and Bowie played The Liverpool Empire and it was as if everybody who was going to go on and make music in Liverpool was at this gig."

*The Lightning Seeds, Liverpool 02 Academy, Saturday February 11 2012. Door time: 7.00pm. £22.50 advance Ticketweb.

 

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