STEVE Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, is to appear in Ilkley with his Acoustic Trio.

Steve will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates Barry Wickens (violin and guitar) and James Lascelles (piano and percussion). The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of his original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me), all blending in with more recent tracks from critically-acclaimed albums The Quality Of Mercy and Stranger Comes To Town.

Steve Harley said: “Playing the songs in an acoustic format gives me time and space to enjoy every second. And we improvise, which is always a big excitement for any musician. We can loosen off the arrangements and really explore. It gets pretty exciting during the acoustic sets.”

The Steve Harley Acoustic Trio will appear at the King’s Hall in Ilkley on Friday, September 20. The doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Tickets cost £27.50 and are available in advance from the box office on

01274 432000 or from

Organisers say the performance promises “subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms”.