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China Crisis - China Greatness Tour w/ KNIGHT$

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Thursday 14th November 2024
7:30pm til 11:00pm
Minimum Age
14+

Thursday 14th November 2024
7:30pm til 11:00pm
Minimum Age
14+

China Crisis - China Greatness Tour w/ KNIGHT$

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China Crisis - China Greatness Tour w/ KNIGHT$


China Crisis - China Greatness Tour w/ KNIGHT$

China Crisis

Music Genres

New Wave | Synth Pop


About

The Hare & Hounds are pleased to be bringing you an Evening with China Crisis,
touring in support of their latest album release, China Greatness.

The early 1980’s heralded a second Liverpool-based musical renaissance and amongst these lauded Merseyside acts was China Crisis, originally emerging in 1981 from their native Kirkby broadly in the "new wave" genre as the songwriting duo of
vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist/vocalist Eddie Lundon. Citing influences
as varied as Davie Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Eric Satie and Brian Eno, it’s not surprising
that their sound was quickly distinguishable amongst their peers, often combining
elements of synthpop with reggae, country and other styles with their own unique
melodies and harmonies to create distinctively sophisticated but catchy pop in a style all its own. With their philosophy that “the song is the most important thing”, China Crisis weren’t just resourceful with the emerging technology of the time and the ongoing electronic music revolution but would creatively employ a distinctive sonic blend of more orthodox origins - horns, strings, woodwinds, pedal steel – a sound further enhanced by working with some of the greatest producers of the 20th century, including Mike Howlett, Langer/Winstanley, and perhaps most notably with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker. The result of their effort was a clearly identifiable China Crisis sound that stood out from the crowd and garnered the band chart success around the globe, including three UK Top 40 albums and eleven UK Top 50 singles, their hits including the beloved "Wishful Thinking", "Christian", "Black Man Ray", "King in a Catholic Style", "Arizona Sky" and "African and White". More importantly the early years established a decades-loyal fanbase that continues to grow today. That the China Crisis sound is enduring is demonstrable well into the 21st Century, not just through the continued fidelity of their longtime fans but the fact that a whole new generation of musicians and listeners are becoming China Crisis devotees.

Now renown and beloved for their live performances which combine truly engaging
music, a good bit of Scouse humor, and the clear kinship the band have with their fans, audiences leave China Crisis shows the all the happier for having been part of the moment.

Support from KNIGHT$

Age restriction: 14+ / 14 - 16s accompanied by an adult

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Venue Address

106 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ

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