New & Re-scheduled live shows for 2021

Graham Gouldman’s rescheduled “Heart Full of Songs” tour dates have been announce. Please find details and ticket links here. Additionally, 10cc shows can be found here.

Long-established as one of the world’s greatest songwriters, Graham’s 17-date tour with his semi-acoustic Heart Full of Songs band begins in Amsterdam on the 2nd September and ends in Edinburgh on 16th October.

Thu 02 September 2021 NL AMSTERDAM Concertgebouw
Fri 03 September 2021 NL OLDENZAAL Oldenzaal Muzikaal Fest
Wed 29 September 2021 UK SOLIHULL The Core Theatre
Thu 30 September 2021 UK STROUD The Subs RoomFri 01 October 2021 UK LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre
Sat 02 October 2021 UK CARDIFF The Gate Arts Centre
Sun 03 October 2021 UK BRISTOL St George’s
Tue 05 October 2021 UK NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre
Wed 06 October 2021 UK WAVENDEN The Stables
Thu 07 October 2021 UK BRIGHTON St George’s
Fri 08 October 2021 UK LONDON Union Chapel
Sat 09 October 2021 UK MANCHESTER RNCM
Sun 10 October 2021 UK RYE St Mary’s Church
Tue 12 October 2021 UK LEEDS City Varieties
Wed 13 October 2021 UK COLWYN Theatr Colwyn
Thu 14 October 2021 UK GLASGOW St Luke’s
Fri 15 October 2021 UK ABERDEEN The Tivoli Theatre
Sat 16 October 2021 UK EDINBURGH Pleasance Theatre

The Song Club – RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

Song Club

Curated by Chris Difford, the Song Club album is inspired by the work of Hannah Grace Deller, a nurse on the front
line. In addition to being a paediatric matron Hannah is a talented photographer who, throughout the Covid-19
pandemic, has been documenting her and her colleagues’ experiences. When Hannah’s photographic work was
featured on the Channel 4 programme ‘Grayson’s Art Club’, it grabbed the attention of the Squeeze co-founder and
Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist.

“I first saw Hannah’s photography on Grayson Perry’s Channel Four program ‘Art Club’. Lockdown provided some great TV moments and this was one of them. Inspired by her work I asked all of my co-writing chums to use her photographs as inspiration for songwriting. Together we have created a body of work to raise funds for the frontline workers, it has been so inspiring to hear the results” says Difford.

Difford’s co-writing chums are a host of world-class, award-winning songwriters – including Nick Heyward, Graham Gouldman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mark Nevin, Julia Fordham, Robert Vincent, Judie Tzuke, Kimmie Rhodes, Judith Owen and Kathryn Williams – who have used their time in lockdown to document a poignant moment in time.

Songwriters have been in lockdown like everyone else and collectively we have dark stages and an unsure future regarding live performances, so this has been something to focus on by way of embracing the amazing work of the NHS and frontline workers” says Difford. “My aim is to document this strange time we are living in and I hope bring inspiring songs to the ears of many.

The Song Club album will be released on October 23rd 2020, with proceeds to RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund – The RCN Foundation is an independent charity whose purpose is to support and strengthen nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the public.


  1. Working On The Frontline – Jessie & The Leonards (featuring Hannah Grace Deller)
  2. For Us – Judie Tzuke
  3. Find a Way – Sara Douga & Gregor Philp
  4. Sunday – Julia Fordham
  5. Code Sunshine – Kimmie Rhodes
  6. Bittersweet – Komal
  7. Sick of the Sight of You – Bill Lloyd (featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman)
  8. We Can Breathe – Nick Heyward
  9. Invisible Smile – Beth Nielsen Chapman
  10. I See You – Graham Gouldman
  11. It Has To Be Done – Judith Owen
  12. If It Wasn’t For You – William Rees
  13. These Times….Again – Robert Vincent
  14. Hope We All Deserve – Roisin Donald & Mairéad Carlin
  15. Hannah Takes Pictures – Kathryn Williams
  16. Six Degrees – Hannah Grace Deller
  17. Save Us All – Jeff Goldford and Jeff Cohen
  18. Rehashtag the World – Ruby Dew
  19. Still With You – Mairéad Carlin & Ronan Scolard
  20. All Ashore – Charlie Wood

NOTICE: Heart Full of Songs Tour and Covid-19

As you will no doubt be aware, the spread of the Covid-19 virus is now such a threat that, along with government advice about public gatherings, many venues are cancelling all events.

This is already impacting on the Heart Full of Songs tour, so check with your local venue. We will bring you more news as and when we can

Modesty Forbids now available for preorder

Modesty Forbids

The phrase ‘Modesty Forbids’ always struck me as such a funny contradiction. I would use it myself when, for example, asked about some of my achievements say “I could go on, but modesty forbids”. When I told Peter Curzon at Storm Studios who did all the art work my idea for the album title he immediately got it. The front cover picture says it all, the anonymous peacock.

It was a joy to write and record this album and to be able to work with so many fine musicians and songwriters many of whom I have worked with before plus a couple of newcomers.

If you get as much pleasure listening to the album as I did making it then I’ll be very happy.

I’m very much looking forward to taking Heart Full Of Songs on the road again where I get to play and tell some of the stories behind the songs.

The first single, “All Around The World” is out now. Pre-order ‘Modesty Forbids’ here:

10cc Star Graham Gouldman UK Tour Dates To Coincide With First New Solo Album In Eight Years

10cc’s Graham Gouldman will embark on a run of UK tour dates in March and April 2020 to coincide with the release of his first solo album in eight years.

Long-established as one of the world’s greatest songwriters, Graham’s 14-date tour with his semi-acoustic band Heart Full of Songs begins in Gateshead on 19th March and ends in Cardiff on 4th April, including a date at London’s Union Chapel on 26th March.

Graham’s new solo album – the fifth of his career, and his first since 2012’s ‘Love And Work’ – is scheduled for release on 20th March on British independent record label Lojinx.

With 10cc tours enjoying ever-increasing success around the world, in 2018 Graham was invited by The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr to join his All Starr Band for tours of Europe and the USA, during which the band played three 10cc songs, elevating Graham’s profile yet further.

That relationship continues, with Ringo making a very special guest appearance on Graham’s new album, playing drums on a song called ‘Standing Next To Me’.

Graham said, “Playing with Ringo Starr and The All Starr Band was absolutely brilliant, and having Ringo play drums on one of my new album’s songs was the icing on the cake. The song is about how I came to be asked to join his band, and about my experience of being on the road with Ringo alongside Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who also plays drums on four of the album’s tracks.

When Graham formed what became Heart Full of Songs it was purely for the pleasure of playing his songs in their simplest form: acoustically. The format became so popular that the acoustic four-piece undertook its first concert tour in April-May 2013.

The band now tours across Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK and comprises Graham, Ciaran Jeremiah, Dave Cobby and either Iain Hornal, Nick Kendal or Andy Park, depending on their various commitments.

For lovers of perfectly-crafted music performed by the composer, a Heart Full of Songs concert is truly an exquisite experience, featuring 10cc classics such as I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday and The Things We Do For Love, Bus Stop – a hit for The Hollies, For Your Love (The Yardbirds) and Bridge To Your Heart (Wax), along with some new material.

Graham’s songwriting status was acknowledged in 2014 with his induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame – an arm of America’s National Academy of Music. Previous inductees include Noel Coward, Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Leonard Cohen and Sting.

That was followed in 2015 by Broadcast Music Incorporated in the US anointed him an Icon of the Industry at a special ceremony in London, where he wowed the audience with an acoustic rendition of I’m Not In Love, accompanied by Lisa Stansfield on vocals.

Around that time, Graham got another unexpected lift. It happened backstage at the UK’s Cropredy Festival when Robert Plant walked up and thanked him for writing one of the songs that got him through the audition to join Led Zeppelin. The song was For Your Love.

Looking ahead to the tour, Graham said, “I always love taking my Heart Full Of Songs show on tour. Acoustic performances always create a very intimate atmosphere where every song – which is what it’s all about – can truly be heard. It also gives me a chance to explain how the songs came about and something of the writing process. We’ll see you there.

The full Heart Full of Songs tour:

  • 19 Mar Gateshead Sage 2 [tickets]
  • 20 Mar Aberdeen The Tivoli Theatre [tickets]
  • 21 Mar Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre [tickets]
  • 22 Mar Glasgow St Luke’s [tickets]
  • 24 Mar Solihull The Core Theatre [tickets]
  • 25 Mar Leeds City Varieties [tickets]
  • 26 Mar London Union Chapel [tickets]
  • 27 Mar Brighton St George’s [tickets]
  • 29 Mar Colwyn Theatr Colwyn
  • 30 Mar Liverpool Epstein Theatre [tickets]
  • 1 Apr Wavendon The Stables [tickets]
  • 2 Apr Manchester RNCM [tickets]
  • 3 Apr Bristol St George’s [tickets]
  • 4 Apr Cardiff The Gate

Tickets available now from all venues and ticket agencies. Album pre-order details coming soon.

Mick Wilson leaves 10cc replaced by Iain Hornal

10cc 2018

As a result of diverging interests, long-time band member Mick Wilson has left 10cc to pursue other projects.

He is replaced by Iain Hornal who has worked with 10cc on several occasions when Mick was unavailable. Iain supported 10cc on its last UK tour and is a key member of Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full of Songs band, which toured the UK in October.

10cc returns to live shows in March with five concerts in Germany, eight in Holland and a 12-show tour of Australia in April, summer festivals in Europe and a UK tour being planned for the autumn.

”Mick has been a friend and a valued member of the band for many years and I wish him all the very best for the future,” says 10cc’s Graham Gouldman.

Original post on 10cc.World

Graham joins Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

Graham Gouldman has accepted an invitation to join Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band for a tour of Europe next summer.

Ringo has kept the same band line-up for several years, but wanted a change for the next tour and approached Graham with the idea some months ago.

The All Starr Band also features Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana, Men At Work’s Colin Hay, Warren Ham (whose credits include working with Toto, Donna Summer and Olivia Newton-John) and Gregg Bissonette (Santana, Toto and ELO).

“I didn’t need to think about it,” says Graham. “As I’ve said before, without the Beatles there wouldn’t have been a 10cc, so to be asked to join Ringo’s band is a huge honour and very exciting. It’ll also be a great pleasure to play alongside such esteemed musicians as Steve, Warren and the others.”

The 21-date tour will take the band to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Israel and Italy.

Before the Ringo tour, Graham and 10cc will tour Germany, Holland and Australia through March and April. with a UK tour being planned for the autumn. 10cc will also be playing festivals across Europe during July-August.

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band tour:

05 Jun France Paris Olympia
08 Jun Netherlands Grolloo Holland Blues Festival
09 Jun Germany Flensberg Flens Arena
10 Jun Germany Hamburg StadPark
13 Jun Finland Helsinki Kaisaniemi Park
15 Jun Denmark Horsens Lunden
16 Jun Germany Berlin Tempodorm
17 Jun Germany Zwickau Stadhalle
19 Jun Czech Republic Prague Congress Hall
20 Jun Austria Vienna Stadhalle
23 Jun Israel Tel Aviv Menorah Arena
24 Jun Israel  Tel Aviv Menorah Arena
26 Jun Spain Barcelona St. Jordi Club
28 Jun Spain Madrid Wlznik Center
29 Jun Spain La Caruna Coliseum
01 Jul Spain Bilbao Bizkia Arena
04 Jul Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
06 Jul Monaco Monte Carlo Sporting Complex
08 Jul Italy Lucca Piazza Napoleone
09 Jul Italy Marostica Piazza Degliscachi
11 Jul Italy Rome, Cavea Autorium

Love and Work Vinyl Release

  • Out for the first time on vinyl, Love And Workis the fourth studio album by singer, songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman
  • Features two brand new bonus tracks, Just Like Yesterday and the lead single Let’s Get Lost
  • Dedicated to his former Wax partner the late Andrew Gold, with whom he recorded four albums between 1984 and 1996
  • Includes the acclaimed single Daylight, which was written about Gold
  • 180g double vinyl in gatefold packaging, complete with a double sided colour lyrics insert 
  • Available now for purchase on Amazon

Love and Work Vinyl Release

Graham was born on May 10th 1946 in Manchester, England. He was given his first guitar at age eleven and started forming and working with local bands at age fifteen. Inspired by The Beatles and encouraged by his parents Betty and Hymie, who often helped him with lyrics and song titles, Graham started writing songs.

He had his first hit as a songwriter in 1965 writing ‘For Your Love’ for the Yardbirds and also wrote their follow up hits ‘Heart Full of Soul’ and ‘Evil Hearted You’. In the same year The Hollies recorded his song ‘Look Through Any Window’ followed by ‘Bus Stop’ in 1966 as well as hits with Herman’s Hermits ‘Listen People’ and ‘No Milk Today’.

In 1972, along with Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, he formed 10cc. He co-wrote many of their hits including ‘Rubber Bullets,’ ‘I’m Not In Love,’ ‘The Things We Do For Love’ and ‘Dreadlock Holiday’. It’s the enduring popularity of these tracks and Graham’s love of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically, that led him and fellow 10cc members Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens, into performing some of them – just with vocals and acoustic guitars – at 10cc concerts.

During the 1980s Graham formed ‘Wax’ with the late Andrew Gold. They enjoyed chart success in Europe with hits ‘Right Between the Eyes’ and ‘Bridge To Your Heart’.

Graham was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 2014 and received the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) icon award in 2015.


The Halls of Rock ‘N’ Roll




Then It’s Gone

Let Me Dream Again

Lost in the Shadows of Love



Cryin’ Time Again

Any Day Now

Puttin’ My Faith in Love


Black Gold [Instrumental]

Memory Lane

Just Like Yesterday [Bonus]

Let’s Get Lost [Bonus]

Play Nicely and Share

Play Nicely and Share - Graham Gouldman


  • Brand new 6 track EP from singer, songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman
  • Features the recently released single Let’s Get Lost
  • Gatefold-style digipack complete with 8-page booklet including photos and lyrics to all songs
  • Released 17th November, pre-order now from Wienerworld or Amazon


The album title, Play Nicely And Share, came from something my wife Ariella says to me before I go to a recording session or go on tour. It’s the sort of thing you’d say to a child before he/she goes out to play with friends, but I think you can apply it to anything you do. Play Nicely, in other words, do the best you can do; And Share, let others benefit from what you do.


  1. Let’s Get Lost

This song was originally written for a Radio 2 programme called ‘The Loss Of Lostness’ in which I was asked to talk about getting lost in music and record shops, I was also asked to come up with a song.

‘Let’s Get Lost’ is such a great and inspiring title. I wrote the music very quickly, which is usually a good sign. It took a little longer to finish the lyrics. Ironically, having extolled the virtues of getting lost, the thought of actually getting lost fills me with horror as I’ve got a lousy sense of direction!

  1. Come To Mine

I met Beth Neilson Chapman and Kevin Montgomery at a songwriters retreat held at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. When we sat down to write together Beth said how much she liked the phrase ‘Come To Mine’. That is a very un-American phrase for someone who lives in Nashville to pick up on, but that’s what songwriters do. I started playing the opening chords and the melodies came very quickly. I recorded the track and my vocals in London and Beth added her vocals and guitars in Nashville. Just because I come from Manchester doesn’t mean that I can’t be a little bit country!

  1. Do You Wanna Go

I wrote this with Claudio Guidetti, someone I have known and written with for many years. He has a studio in Milan where we wrote the music and recorded most of the backing track. I wrote the lyrics back in London. They were based on the feeling I got listening to the track about travelling to new places. I’ve had a long-standing love affair with California so that is where the song is placed. I felt it had a party atmosphere so you can hear one going on underneath the guitar solo.

  1. Rave On

Originally recorded for a film where the music supervisor wanted new versions of old songs. The movie never saw the light of day but I really liked this version of the song so I thought I’d use it on this album. I’ve always been a massive Buddy Holly fan and, like many of my contemporaries, he was a huge influence on me both as a songwriter and a musician.

  1. Just Like Yesterday

Originally recorded by Tony Christie I used the backing track from the original demo of the song because it felt so right. I wrote it with Graeme Pleeth who also mixed this album. I’ve always used lots of minor chords because of the mood they create. I also like the Nashville sound on this track.

  1. Play Nicely and Share

This was originally intended to be an instrumental but when I listened to the finished track I felt like it should have some lyrics. They start in quite an odd place but it feels right to me. I nicked George Benson’s idea of scat singing with the melody guitar. Because of the title, I thought I should extend the lyric idea to become one of universal peace and love, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Jeff Beck

Here I am with the great Jeff Beck, unarguably the greatest guitarist to walk this earth, back stage at the ‘Concert At The Kings’ All Cannings Wiltshire for the  SAS band “Rock Against Cancer” gig.

Jeff played on my songs ‘Heartful of Soul’ and ‘Evil hearted you’ with the Yardbirds, as well as ‘Tallyman’ which he recorded as a solo artist.
Other artists appearing were Queen’s Roger Taylor, Madeline Bell and Kiki Dee.

It was a great gig for us after a viciously early start flying home from Denmark where 10cc played last night.
We’re all looking forward to our rescheduled Scandinavian tour which starts next Tuesday May 28th.

Love Graham

Modesty Forbids

Modesty Forbids
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Love and Work Vinyl Release

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Graham Gouldman - Play Nicely and Share

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Play Nicely and Share
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