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 Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on October 5th, to coincide with the release of a new album plus Deluxe Anniversary editions of their first two albums.
The Christians followed up their 1987 self-titled million selling debut album with the number one hit album ‘Colours’ in 1990, which heralded the magnificent tracks ‘Words’ and ‘Father’, while The Daily Mirror described the voice of Garry Christian as “One of the best voices of the decade”.
The name The Christians refers to the brother’s surname (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, although they have no religious connection (it’s just their surname!).
During their rise to fame the Liverpool based band developed a reputation for being ‘socially aware’ and unsurprisingly comparisons were drawn to The Temptations due to the depth and range of the brother’s vocal harmonies.
Fast forward 25 years and the group – with a relatively new line-up – are still headed by their unique selling point … the smooth toned Garry Christian … who sounds (and looks) as good as ever!
Friday 5th October 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00 / £18.50 / £20.00
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