Celebrated Chester venue Alexander’s Live has announced it will be welcoming a sophisticated band that made a name for themselves in the mid-‘80s.
Next month, pop legends the Blow Monkeys will be on stage in Rufus Court playing a selection of their hits.
Led by Dr Robert (also known as Robert Howard), the group enjoyed chart success playing graceful pop with a political edge. Tall and charismatic, Robert remains a clever and camera-friendly frontman, but the Blow Monkeys backing him are all accomplished musicians in their own right. Known for his trademark bowler, Mick Anker is the group’s bassist, while Tony Kiley plays drums and Neville Henry adds stylish saxophone notes.
Those attending the upcoming concert in Chester will be able to enjoy a wide range of hits from the band’s catalogue, which may include classics like “Digging Your Scene”, “It Doesn’t Have to be this Way”, “Live Today Love Tomorrow”, and “Celebrate (The Day After You)”.
Regarded early on as thinking person’s pop, the group’s musical style evolved over time and was once described as “jazz punk”. Latterly, a soulful and jazzy feel took root with an increasing influence from the dance music scene. While Dr Robert has recorded and performed as a solo artist, the Chester show will see him back with the band as part of a nationwide tour of respected venues.
The Blow Monkeys will perform at Alexander’s Live on Thursday, June 22. The venue is based at Rufus Court in Chester and the doors will open at 7:00 pm.