Simply Red, the seminal British R’n’B band of the 80s and 90s currently on its Big Love World Tour, performs classic hits from across its discography, having celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary and sold 60 million albums worldwide.
Mick Hucknall is joined by his long serving band mates Ian Kirkham (sax), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute) and Dave Clayton (keyboards) plus new drummer Roman Roth, who will thrill the audience with their canon of hits, including Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now and Fairground, to the backdrop of one of London’s most venerable buildings.
On performing at Live at Chelsea, Mick said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve got the chance to play in such beautiful surroundings, but the real privilege for us is in supporting the veterans of this country, who have given so much. We can’t wait!”
As the only concert series staged at this beautiful venue, Live at Chelsea is hosted in a fully seated auditorium in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s central courtyard – the Hospital itself was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, 300 retired soldiers.
A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will also go towards funding care for the Chelsea Pensioners (retired soldiers) who live at the Royal Hospital, as well as helping to fund the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site.