Squeeze came to prominence in the 1970s new wave era in the UK and, except for a series of temporary disbandments and several incarnations of its lineup, continues recording and touring prolifically today. Even during those periods of dissolution, however, Squeeze continued to come together for tours and special concert events. One of Squeeze's later albums, Spot the Difference in 2010, contained new versions of old Squeeze songs. In October of 2015, Squeeze released its first album containing exclusively new songs since before the turn of the millennium, Cradle to the Grave, followed shortly after that by another, The Knowledge. Since then, Squeeze has been touring extensively through North America, Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Slap, Tickle and Squeeze
Squeeze was formed in 1974 in Deptford, London after Chris Difford stole money out of his mother's purse to pay for an advertisement for a guitarist, to which Glenn Tilbrook was the only respondent. Playing first as a duo and then adding additional members, the band cycled through names, going by "Captain Trundlow's Sky Company," "Skyco" and others before landing on Squeeze as a tribute to the Velvet Underground's 1973 album of the same name. Most Squeeze songs are composed by original members Tilbrook, who writes the music, and Difford, who writes the lyrics. When Squeeze was at its height of popularity in the UK, Difford and Tillbrook were considered the heirs to Paul McCartney and John Lennon's songwriting throne.
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Who are the members of Squeeze?
The only original Squeeze members still playing with the band are Glenn Tilbrook on vocals and lead guitar and Chris Difford on vocals and rhythm guitar. Joining them in the current Squeeze lineup are Stephen Lange on keyboards, Yolanda Charles on bass, Simon Hanson on drums and Steve Smith on percussion.
What songs might I hear in a Squeeze setlist?
At any Squeeze concert, you're sure to hear many of the band's collection of hit singles, like "Up the Junction," "Another Nail in My Heart," "Is That Love," "Cool for Cats," "Black Coffee in Bed," "Some Fantastic Place," "Slap and Tickle," "No Place Like Home," "Hourglass," "The Waiting Game," "Labelled with Love," "Another Nail in My Heart," "Some Fantastic Place," "853-5937," "Tempted" and "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)."
What are some popular Squeeze albums?
In addition to its singles, you're also sure to hear many other tracks from Squeeze's 16 studio albums such as Argybargy, East Side Story, Sweets from a Stranger, Difford & Tilbrook, Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti, Babylon and On, Frank, Play, Ridiculous and Domino.
Where can I see a Squeeze show?
The current Squeeze tour is entitled The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook Tour. It's traveling throughout the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Places in the US where you can see Squeeze live include Daryl's House in Pawling, NY, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and The Fox Theatre in Oakland, Calif. UK stops on the latest Squeeze tour include the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, Royal Albert Hall in London, England, and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. Upcoming Squeeze concerts in Australia and New Zealand include at Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, New Zealand, Opera House in Wellington, New Zealand, The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia, and Astor Theatre in Perth, Australia.
Who are Squeeze's influences?
Listen and watch closely at a Squeeze concert and you may notice some of the band's key musical influences. These include 10cc, The Band, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Paul McCartney, Cole Porter, Otis Redding, Lou Reed, The Temptations and Brian WilsonBack to Top
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