The rock and soul duo performs in support of a reissue of The Sound Of ... McAlmont & Butler
Back in 1994, the pairing of Suede's Bernard Butler and Thieves' David McAlmont, a man with a three octave range, seemed like an odd coupling indeed. Butler's intense guitar, his split from a band steeped in arguments, drugs and some of the best music of the time, seemed too far distant from the flamboyance of McALmont. Even though it would be a few more years before McAlmont would drape himself across a grand piano, donning a glorious white dress to sing David Arnold's cover of 'Diamonds Are Forever', the feather boas and lipstick could so easily have clashed badly with the indie king.
But then the triumphant single 'Yes' came out and dancefloors across the land exploded with joy. In fact, if you go to BOLLOX once a month in Manchester, they still do...
Two albums of songs which still sound as vibrant, exciting and moving as they did back then (if 'Falling' doesn't have you doing whaetever kind of dance you do then you shouldn't be allowed to listen to music), will be celebrated in this concert, a welcome return for the duo who have other successes since (David is in Fingersnap with Guy Davies and had a tremendous album with Michael Nyman called 'The Glare'), but for many, this is what we've been wating for.
Yes, I do feel better!