Fri 28th June, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Somewhere Over England, along with The Korgis, Naked Eyes and Tears For Fears emerged from the Bath local music scene of the 1980s – probably the greatest period for popular music in the city.
One of the most popular bands in Bath at the time, Somewhere Over England finally gained recognition and chart success in 1991 not in the UK but in Spain with their huge melodic summer epic ‘If I Ever Fail in Love ‘which was one of the longest charting hits in that country, finally reaching the No 1 slot in September of that year and remaining one of the most iconic tracks from that unique era.
Successive tours in Spain cemented the bands reputation as one of the great British live acts of the time.
Rarely playing live these days, they have concentrated on recording; their fresh narrative songs and rich harmonies have contributed to producing the reflective and personal set of songs which feature on their new album ‘Watching Spitfires. The darker, narratives and themes juxtapose with Beatle-esque harmonies and singalong melodies which are underpinned by a gentle folky sub text.
This event at the Chapel Arts Centre features the launch of that album. It is a rare performance and not to be missed.