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Glenn Tillbrook
UK singer-songwriter Glenn Tillbrook, a founding member of new wave band Squeeze, will perform at City Winery Hudson Valley on September 15.

Tillbrook and his fellow guitarist and singer-songwriter Chris Difford formed Squeeze in 1974 with keyboardist Jools Holland and became part of the British punk/new wave movement that exploded in 1976. They made their recording debut with 1977’s Packet of Three 7-inch EP and signed with A&M Records for their 1978 debut album, which was produced by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. The group’s breakthrough came with 1979’s Cool for Cats, which featured the UK Top 10 hits “Cool for Cats” and the Tillbrook-sung “Up the Junction.”


Modest US success came with 1980’s Argybargy, which included the singles “Another Nail in My Heart” and “Pulling Mussels from the Shell.” Holland, who left the band that year, was replaced by ex-Ace member Paul Carrack, who sang the Difford/Tillbrook-penned “Tempted,” from 1981’s East Side Story, Squeeze’s biggest American hit. Squeeze broke up in 1982, but Difford and Tillbrook continued to work together and have reformed the band intermittently over the ensuing decades. Tillbrook’s most recent solo release is 2014’s Happy Ending.

Glenn Tillbrook will perform at City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery on September 15 at 8pm. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is the arts editor for Chronogram.
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