Hue & Cry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Brothers Patrick (10 March 1964, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) and Gregory Kane (b. 11 September 1966, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) formed Hue And Cry in 1986. Patrick writes the lyrics and provides the vocals, while his brother concentrates on writing music, and plays piano and keyboards. Although they initially used session players both on stage and in the studio, some of their most powerful work has been where their sound is stripped down to voice and piano. Their first single, ‘I Refuse’, was released in 1986 and flopped, but the following year the soul-fired ‘Labour Of Love’ gave them a UK Top 10 hit. They received much attention for the memorable single ‘Looking For Linda’ (the true story of a woman who left home to buy a packet of cigarettes and ended up on a southbound train heading away from her old life). The brothers’ jazz affinities shone through on Remote, which featured contributions from the Brecker...

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