The Six Piece Tour (1996)

The legendary six piece line-up featuring Rick and Adam with Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith, Alan Thompson, Tony Fernandez and of course, Chrissie Hammond hit the road again for a short tour. The dates were:

Date Venue Reviews
Wednesday, October 02, 1996 The Gaiety Theatre
Isle of Man
Saturday, October 05, 1996 Kiev
Kiev
Sunday, October 06, 1996 Kiev
Kiev
Friday, November 08, 1996 Ronnie Scott's
Birmingham
Saturday, November 09, 1996 Ronnie Scott's
Birmingham

And what wonderful gigs they were. Here's a quote from Rick himself about Saturday's performance:

I think that this was the best performance of any band I have ever had in my twenty two years of solo concerts!

Saturday 9th November at Ronnie Scott's, Birmingham, UK
Gig Photo
Rick in a quieter moment
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Alan & Adam keeping
up with Rick
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Fraser, waiting to get
a note in edgeways
Gig Photo
Adam, having got
a note in edgeways
Gig Photo
Chrissie in a quieter moment
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Adam playing fast
Gig Photo
Adam playing faster
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How does he do that?
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How do they do that?
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You're not quite
as fast as me, son!
Gig Photo
OK, even Rick has to sit
for the end of Merlin
Gig Photo
What a night - THANK YOU!
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All photographs © Wayne Smith, 1996