GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Hugh Cornwell

Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers - the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe’s musical psyche with songs such as 'Peaches', 'No More Heroes', 'Golden Brown', 'Always the Sun', 'Grip', 'Nice N Sleazy', 'Duchess' and 'No Mercy'.  One of the biggest hits, 'Golden Brown', saw renewed popularity when it was featured in Guy Ritchie's blockbuster, 'Snatch', as did ‘Peaches’ when It was played in its entirety through the opening sequence of ‘Sexy Beast’.

Cornwell has released eight solo albums, most recently the acclaimed 'Hooverdam', produced and mixed in ToeRag Studios by Liam Watson, (known for the Grammy winning White Stripes’ album 'Elephant'). 'Hooverdam' is available as a high-quality free download in twelve languages from Hugh's website at bringing his music free to the world's population. The release is a triple-sleeved digipak, featuring both studio CD and full length live studio performance DVD in one exclusive package, as well as being available on vinyl. With the free download, Cornwell breaks new ground and proves once again to be a unique force in British music.

'New Songs for King Kong', a limited edition live double CD and vinyl album, featuring both 'Hooverdam' and The Stranglers seminal debut album ‘Rattus Norvegicus IV’ in their entirety is available exclusively from Hugh's website.

“Consistently excellent." Philadelphia Weekly

Hooverdam is a cousin to Lou Reed's storming 1988 LP, New York. A very coherent album with a timeless quality” –  Record Collector.

 “He remains a hugely popular and prolific performer who’s songwriting retains its fiery eloquence and whose gigs still crackle with electricity” – Classic Rock.

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