Headin’ For a Gig

Here’s the video I shot for Scottish pop legends Hue & Cry (aka Pat and Greg Kane).

The tune – Headin’ For A Fall – is a slab of 70’s-Stevie-Wonder-style funk shot through with that same sense of righteous anger Stevie was once able to summon up, before the lurid clothing and schmaltz got in the way.

The song was written and recorded before the current economic woes, which marks Pat out as a very prescient commentator. Or did simply recording the song – and the sound drifting out of the studio and wafting across the Atlantic from Scotland’s west coast – become the butterfly’s wing that started the media hurricane that’s largely got us in to this mess?

Hmmm? I wonder.

The guys are gigging in the new year in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham and London. Sure to be dynamite shows with a mix of new material from the latest album Open Soul, classics from their incredible back catalogue (Labour of Love, Looking for Linda, Violently) and a couple of covers including Beyonce’s Crazy in Love.

Dates and tickets here.