SCOTTISH pop duo Hue and Cry are turning back the clock to celebrate 30 years since their album Bitter Suite.

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, who have consistently written and performed together since 1983, are marking three decades since the release of the live album by hitting the road with some stripped back shows, including one at Pyramid arts centre on October 18.

Bitter Suite, released in 1989, was Hue and Cry’s third album and the band’s first live album.

It followed the critical acclaim and chart success of their debut record, Seduced and Abandoned – which featured their most successful single – Labour of Love and follow-up Remote.

Bitter Suite features a beautiful acoustic version of classic Hue and Cry hit Looking for Linda, along with their much-loved cover of Michael Marra’s seminal Mother Glasgow. For these special 30th anniversary shows, the brothers will be celebrating the songs from Bitter Suite as well as all the other Hue and Cry hits and classics in a stripped back style.

Since the 80s, the band have sold tens of thousands of concert tickets worldwide and have performed alongside giants of the music history, including U2, James Brown, Madonna, Al Green and Van Morrison.

It was all thanks to their first single, Here Comes Everybody, being spotted by the Virgin Records owned label Circa in 1986.

In 2005, Hue and Cry returned to the public eye when they reached the final of the ITV show, Hit Me Baby One More Time, with a rendition of Labour of Love and a cover of Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love.

The duo were also recognised by their peers when they were presented with the ‘lifetime achievement award’ at the Scottish Music Awards.

Hue and Cry present 30 years of Bitter Suite at the Pyramid on October 18. Visit or call the box office on 442345.