He achieved twenty one Top 40 songs and ten hit albums as the frontman of The Stranglers- now, over 30 years after the band’s show at Chippenham’s Gold Diggers, acclaimed musician Hugh Cornwell is gearing up to play an intimate show at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre in Chippenham on Friday 20 October.

The acoustic performance will feature songs spanning his entire career from early Stranglers to the current day, including new and never before performed songs from his next studio album ‘Villains’.

The songwriter- whose 2008 album Hooverdam contained a song about the Wiltshire town of Trowbridge- released his last album in 2013, which was engineered by the legendary Steve Albini and received rave reviews.

This show is part of Cornwell’s first tour since his 2016 joint tour with John Cooper Clarke, where the prolific punk poet recorded an album of covers alongside Cornwell.

Council Leader Sandie Webb said of the event “We are incredibly pleased to have Hugh Cornwell coming to the Neeld Community and Arts Centre. The Neeld is a great asset to the town and it is fantastic to see the venue attracting international artists to Chippenham.”

Tickets are available from www.neeld.co.uk, from our box office on 01249 446699 and in person at the Town Council offices on Chippenham High Street.