Sun 03 Oct 2021

A music great visited Stroud last Thursday - Graham Gouldman

A music great visited Stroud last Thursday showcasing songs from his 50 years in music. Graham Gouldman delighted the The Sub Rooms audience as he flitted between the decades, showing his mastery of songwriting and performing.

Whilst Graham may be best known for his work with 10CC, in the 1960s he started out writing songs for bands, including the Yardbirds, the Hollies and Hermans Hermits. He and his band performed versions of his songs such as  “Bus Stop” and “No Milk Today” from this era.

He also showed off newer material, with songs from his latest album. “Modesty Forbids” including “Standing Next to Me” which tells of his delight touring with Ringo Starr, and he spoke of his awe, a star being star struck! The superb sound at the show highlighted the improvements made to The Sub Rooms, transforming it into a valuable music venue for the district.

Of course Gouldman’s most famous work is with 10CC and there were several very well received songs, such as “I’m not in love” and Rubber Bullets”, with a rousing version of “Dreadlock Holiday” to finish.

Credit: Jonathan Duckworth

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