GRAHAM GOULDMAN formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically.

Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes.

The format became so popular that it adopted a name and undertook its first stand-alone concert tour in April-May 2013, touring again the following year.

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10cc’s success has been such that the first opportunity for Heart Full of Songs to tour again in 2017, with a date on Tyneside on October 1.

Much has happened for Graham since he last took the band, now a three-piece featuring Iain Hornal and Ciaran Jeremiah, on the road.

His status as one of the world’s leading songwriters was acknowledged with his induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame – an arm of America’s National Academy of Music – at a special ceremony in New York.

Jack lukeman is one of Ireland's most respected and best loved performers described by The Guardian as "A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century "

At home Jack is a multi-platinum selling award winning, singer songwriter.

Internationally Jack has performed at the Lincoln Centre, Glastonbury and most recently at the Royal Albert Hall as the special guest of Jools Holland.

n 10cc's Graham Gouldman & Heart Full of Songs plus support Jack Lukeman, Sunday, October 1, 8pm, Sage Two

Tickets http://sagegateshead.com/event/10ccs-graham-gouldman-and-heart-full-of-songs-presented-by-the-gig-cartel/