Saturday 18th March 2023
7.30pm - 11.00pm
Paul Draper – former frontman of Mansun, one of the ’90s most forward-thinking and iconic rock’n’roll bands – will be performing the band’s classic album ‘SIX’ live and in its entirety next year.
Marking the record’s 25th Anniversary in fitting style, Draper will be revisiting the 1998 album during what promises to be a special appearance at Liverpool’s Furnace venue on Saturday 18th March.
The hugely anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough debut ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’, Mansun’s sophomore effort ‘SIX’ found a band growing in confidence and their trademark sound truly beginning to take flight. Recorded between Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios and then later at London’s Olympic Sound Studio, the album arrived in September 1998 and fittingly went straight in at No. 6 position in the official UK Album Charts.
With four Top 40 charting singles including the epic title-track “Six”, “Being a Girl”, “Negative”, plus the Top 10 dominating lead single “Legacy”, the record also featured an unlikely guest appearance from Doctor Who star Tom Baker (on “Witness To A Murder (Part Two)”).
Testament to a band at the peak of their experimental and popular powers, ‘SIX’ remains a firm fan favourite in the Mansun back catalogue to this day and a bonafide cult classic.
Paul Draper is a singer/songwriter, musician, producer and the former vocalist/rhythm guitarist of Mansun. One of the most iconic and innovative alternative acts of the 90s, the Chester-formed band released four critically acclaimed albums, splitting in 2003.
Following an extended hiatus from recording music, Paul Draper released his debut solo single in 2016 and has since followed it with acclaimed solo albums ‘Spooky Action’ (2017) and this year’s ‘Cult Leader Tactics’.
In recent years, the Kscope label has re-issued Mansun’s entire back catalogue, including ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’ (1997), ‘SIX’ (1998), ‘Little Kix’ (2000) and the compilation ‘Kleptomania’ (2004).
With Draper revisiting aspects of the Mansun repertoire in his recent solo performances, he and a full live band will now return to the seminal ‘SIX’ in its entirety, a quarter of a century after its initial release.16+ Event
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