Hugh Cornwell at Leeds Carraigeworks



Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers. 

As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA’s musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.


hugh_cornwell_totem_tabooCornwell’s latest studio album TOTEM AND TABOO was released to rave reviews. Recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini.


“UK Punk’s Dark Lord” – David Fricke/Rolling Stone

“His gnarliest record in over 30 years” – Mojo

“Ten songs, ten distinct sentiments, ten atmospheres, all unmistakably Cornwell and really, all pretty damn good” – Your Flesh

“He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years” – Classic Rock

“Cornwell provides the goods In Spades” – Vive Le Rock


Wednesday 4th November            

LEEDS – Carriageworks Theatre 

Box Office No: 0113 224 3801



Tickets – £20.00 advance   

Doors Open – 7.00pm / 7.30pm Stage








Hugh Cornwell

The first Anthology of solo work – with brand new studio recording – and tour


On 28 August 2015, Hugh Cornwell will release “The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell” through Invisible Hands Music, on LP and CD [Cat Nos IH61, IHCD61].  The first ever anthology of his post-Stranglers career, twenty five years on from leaving the band, this album brings together twelve choice Cornwell classics taken from the first six solo albums, plus one brand new studio recording, “Live It And Breathe It” [on CD format only]. Hugh Cornwell is also touring a major acoustic tour of the UK in November 2015 [see].


His first solo record “Wolf” (1988) was released whilst still a member of the band but, since leaving The Stranglers in 1990, Hugh Cornwell has made series of well-received solo albums including: “Wired” (1993), “Guilty” (1997), “Hi Fi” (2000), “Beyond Elysian Fields” (2004), “Hooverdam” (2008) with producers including Tony Visconti, Laurie Latham and Liam Watson. “The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell” includes two tracks from each of these six albums, plus the 2015 recording “Live It And Breathe It”.


Hugh Cornwell is one of the most important figures in punk and new wave music.  He was the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in one of Britain’s most loved and most influential bands of all time, best known for their hits “Golden Brown”, “No More Heroes”, “Peaches” and “Always The Sun”. Always ahead of the curve, he has made headlines both with the music and innovative approaches to reaching new audiences over the years, being at the forefront of experimentation with free downloads and crowdfunding.



Leave Me Alone  / Beat Of My Heart / Hot Cat On A Tin Roof / Break Of Dawn / Under Her Spell / First Bus To Babylon [Side One LP Format]

Please Don’t Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge / Lay Back On Me Pal / One Burning Desire / Cadiz / Long Dead Train / Getting Involved [Side Two LP Format]

Live It And Breathe It [CD format only].


“The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell” is sure to be a hit with Stranglers fans and others curious to catch up with the solo work of this revolutionary, radical legend of modern music. This album is a carefully curated dip into the deep pool of work created in the twenty seven years since Hugh Cornwell has been releasing solo albums.


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