The Rescue Rooms archives: 2013

The Christians, The Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 18th April 2013
  • Supported by: TBC

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THE CHRISTIANS, the outstanding, soul influenced group who had hits in the late 80's and 90's including 'Forgotten Town', 'Harvest For The World', 'Born Again', 'Ideal World', and 'Hooverville', are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a date at ST GEORGES HALL BRADFORD on Friday 7th December 2012, to coincide with the release of their brand new album SPEED OF LIFE plus Deluxe Anniversary editions of their first two multi million selling albums The Christians and Colour.

THE CHRISTIANS followed up their 1987 self-titled million selling debut album with the number one hit album 'Colour' in 1990, which heralded the magnificent tracks 'Words' and 'Father', while The Daily Mirror described the voice of Garry Christian as "the best voice of the decade".

The name THE CHRISTIANS refers simply to the brother's surname AND HAS ABSOLUTELY NO RELIGIOUS CONNOTATIONS!! (the original line-up included Roger, Russell and Garry, as well as Henry Priestman) and the band were also renowned for the strong messages and morals in their songs.  During their rise to fame the Liverpool based band packed out international and UK stadiums and developed a reputation for being 'socially aware' .... unsurprisingly comparisons were drawn to The Temptations due to the depth, range and warmth of the brother's vocal harmonies.

Fast forward 25 years and the group – are still headed by their unique selling point ... the smooth toned Garry Christian and sound 'tighter' than ever before with Mr Christians voice being perfectly complimented by keyboards by Mike Triggs, Drums – Lionel Duke, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Neil Griffiths, Electric Guitar – Joey Ankrah, bass guitar – Cliff Watson ... Garry sounds (and looks) better than ever and the 90 minute set includes all the old hits (sounding remarkably slick) and a taste of the new album plus a rumoured comedy entertainment by frontman Garry.  The Christians are enjoying a surge of publicity following the new album release and 25th anniversary 'deluxe' re-issue having recently been received well by 20000 fans at the 80s REWIND Henley and Scotland as well as guest appearances at ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL.

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