Fans of 10cc may recognise Iain Hornal from his occasional performances standing in for Mick Wilson in the band, and from Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full Of Songs tour in 2014. Hornal’s music betrays a lifetime of such artistic diversity that it’s hard to pin him down. He’s played on the world’s largest stages as a touring member of Jeff Lynne’s ELO, but his talents as a lead vocalist and songwriter are equally impressive.
Many streams of influence flow through his music – flashes of classic 80’s intelli-pop that suggest Bowie, Elvis Costello and Peter Gabriel blend with the lush harmony and rich textures of The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. It is undeniably pop, but drawn from an era when pop music had a brain, a soul, and a heart.
Hornal’s debut album features contributions from a whole host of musical friends including guests appearances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dan Gillespie-Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah of The Feeling, and in a rare collaboration, two original members of 10cc: Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley. Iain will be selling and signing copies directly after his set.