10cc in Concert
THE GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Sheet Music – which included Top 10 hit The Wall Street Shuffle – 10cc visit Exeter’s Great Hall as part of a 26-date theatre tour.
Led by 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman, the band will perform two sets at each concert, the first half of the evening comprising Sheet Music in its entirety, with a pause for the symbolic turning of the vinyl album.
Released in 1974, Sheet Music reached No 9 in the UK album charts and entered the Top 100 in the US. It remains a masterclass in the composition of popular music and typifies the eclecticism and remarkable invention that characterised the band’s earlier work, said to have influenced Freddie Mercury and Queen.
The second part of the concert features a comprehensive spread of the band’s eleven Top 10 hits and more, including their three No 1s – I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday and Rubber Bullets.
The current live band, which has been together for more than 10 years, features Gouldman on vocals, bass and guitar; Rick Fenn (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion), Mick Wilson (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Mike Stevens (keyboards, guitar, sax, vocals). Rick and Paul have both worked with 10cc since the mid-‘70s line-up.
Recent high-profile concerts have included the O2, London with Status Quo, the Royal Albert Hall and British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.
Pre-show dining and refreshments
The Terrace Restaurant, located next to the Great Hall and accessed via the doors to the right of the stage, will be open from 5.30pm for pre-concert drinks and dining, plus an interval service. The menu includes traditional favourites including soup, carvery meals and fish and chips. No need to book a table, just turn up.