Starr Records Presents…A Night With Simon Fowler

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Starr Records Presents…A Night With Simon Fowler.


10 April, 2023





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Join us for an intimate evening with Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon Fowler in conversation with lifelong friend and award winning author Daniel Rachel. Discussing his extraordinary book, One For The Road, Simon Fowler recounts his life and songwriting through the prism of 69 songs from all stages of his career, from the first song he wrote when he was sixteen, through his formative groups, The Great Betrayal and The Fanatics, to Ocean Colour Scene and their multi-platinum selling albums in the mid-nineties. Revealing a panoply of disparate influences from William Yeats and Cole Porter to David Bowie, Lou Reed and Neil Young, Simon reveals the stories behind the songs, the people and the places that inspired them and how he feels about them now. Simon will play a selection of Ocean Colour Scene classics from ‘The Day We Caught The Train’, and ‘The Circle’’ to ‘Profit In Peace’ alongside a selection of new and previously unheard songs. Following the discovery of a cassette tape recorded in 1986 featuring over 20 previously unreleased songs, including a handful later recorded by Ocean Colour Scene, Simon will play a selection of these for the first time in public. Simon will be joined by his lifelong friend and award-winning and best-selling author, Daniel Rachel. Having grown-up three doors apart, Daniel lived with Simon through the heyday of the nineties and witnessed first-hand the writing of the multi-platinum selling Moseley Shoals. Discussing their adventures from forming bands in the eighties to the Cool Britannia revelry of the nineties, An Evening with Simon Fowler promises to be a unique and heartfelt journey into fame, friendship and era-defining music.

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