Liverpool singer still hitting right notes thirty years on

Ian McNabb is certainly an interesting man to follow on social media.

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 4:27 pm
Icicle Works bassist Roy Corkill, left, and Ian McNabb, right.

The Liverpool-born, bred and “will die here” singer-songwriter has been, in his own words, “shouting his gob off for a while” and says that people are starting to wake up.

But McNabb, who performs with his band The Icicle Works at The Platform in Morecambe on April 29, keeps his opinions to himself at his shows, preferring to let the music do the talking.

Much of what he says via his Facebook page is more than open to debate, but he says claims he is just “a conspiracy theorist” have little effect on his position on politics, war, media bias and the environment.

At the Platform gig, which Ian says will be a solid two and three quarter hours of the Icicle Works’ back catalogue, you’ll also get to see Black bassist Roy Corkill, Dodgy drummer Matthew Priest, and Waterboys painist Richard Naiff, who have been touring with the band for 10 years.

Ian said: “I don’t think people buy tickets to go and see someone spouting off about their politics, and it’s all about the music for me.

“I’ve been shouting my gob off for a while, and there’s been a lot of resistance in the past, but I think now a lot of people are waking up to it.

“Ultimately people end up calling me a conspiracy theorist, but basically they can eff off! We’re living in interesting times, especially over the last week with all the tax stuff.

“It does seem that an awful lot of people are shouting things from the rooftops on social media, and it’s a pretty good way of getting things started.

“I’m not a big advocate of political music, we’re entertainers in the end.

“I’m just glad I can still hit the notes on songs that I wrote 30 years ago!”

Ian McNabb has just released an album of cover tracks, ten songs that he says mean a lot to him.

Tickets for the Platform gig are £16.50 including booking fee.