Rock veterans Pretty Things set for free Sheffield show

The Pretty Things play a free show at The Harley, Sheffield, on Saturday, September 12.
The Pretty Things play a free show at The Harley, Sheffield, on Saturday, September 12.

One of England’s rock icons have lined up an intimite show in Sheffield – for free.

The Pretty Things were formed when guitarist Dick Taylor – who had played with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a forerunner of The Rolling Stones – met singer Phil May at art school in London in the early 1960s.

The band enjoyed success in the decade, including top-20 hits Don’t Bring Me Down and Honey I Need, and are still – after several break-ups and line-up changes – making music.

Their latest studio album, their 13th, called The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now, Of Course...), was released in July, ahead of this tour.

A tour spokesman said: “The band have put together a UK tour of small venues and independent record stores playing for free as a means of continuing their long-standing aim to showcase their music to the masses.”

Sheffield store Record Collector, in Broomhill, has worked with city venue The Harley to present the show at The Harley, Glossop Road, on Saturday, from 7pm – see www.harleylive.co.uk


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