Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983, the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as the massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’ Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued triumph in the 1990’s, whilst the release of the hugely applauded ‘Open Soul’ in 2008 brought them firmly back into the limelight. The release of their seasonal album 'Xmasday' (2009) and live album 'Bitter Suite, Again' (2010), preceded the release of ‘Hot Wire’ (2012) which received rave reviews. To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.
2014 signalled the 25th anniversary of the seminal Hue and Cry album ‘Remote’, released to not only huge acclaim but to multi-platinum success, spawning the singles ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking For Linda’. To mark this Hue and Cry released ‘Remote: Major To Minor’ a multi - media celebration of ‘Remote’ which comes as a limited edition 48 page book containing four discs, including a re-worked and re-imagined version of the original album. In 2015 the brothers have returned to the live scene with both their piano & vocal format and their live full on band appearing as part of the Rewind Festival tour. 2015 also marked the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth an artist whose career has been a huge influence on Pat and Greg’s musical style. To celebrate they recorded ‘September Songs’ a covers album dedicated to the original Chairman of the Board. 2016 was a busy year for the band, especially on the live scene, with both full band / piano and vocal performances throughout the UK. The duo embarked on a joint headlining December tour with Paul Young and were also invited to join Bros singer Matt Goss on two dates of his solo Christmas Tour.
To end the year on a high the band were special guests as part of BBC One Scotland’s live television broadcast for Hogmanay. Pat and Greg Kane along with their full band played a selection of their hits in front of a studio audience to help presenter Jackie Bird count down to 2017. This year Hue and Cry are returning to the o2 ABC, Glasgow for the ‘Pocketful of Stones Weekend’ in April for two nights of music to mark the release of the album of the same name (release date tbc).
Hue and Cry have garnered a wealth of publicity throughout their career and most recently with notable TV, Radio and Press outlets such as BBC Breakfast TV (BBC1); LIVE with Gabby TV (Channel 5); Jools Holland, Terry Wogan, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2); Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music); Robert Elms (BBC London); Uncut, Record Collector, Mail on Sunday, The Independent, Daily Express, Scotsman.
Hue and Cry have sold tens of thousands of concert tickets worldwide, as well as performing alongside some of the greatest artists in music history, appearing with U2, James Brown, Madonna, Al Green and Van Morrison to name but a few. The duo were recognised by their peers when they were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Music Awards.
"Business as usual from the brothers Kane... uplifting" Uncut
"A New Orleans swagger" Mail On Sunday
"Marvellously talented men" Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2
"Hip-swinging new tunes & full of zest" Record Collector
"They've rarely done it as well as they do here" The Herald
"Gyrating in the haze of blue-eyed soul" Scotland On Sunday
"Sounding better than ever" Sunday Mail
"Blending sensuous warmth with authoritative muscularity" Scotsman
"New Orleans grooves brilliantly nailed" Independent
"A brilliant soul-funk stance against the man" Daily Express