Chris Helme (Seahorses)
Chris Helme + Macca Taylor
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Chris Helme of The Seahorses | Do It Yourself – 25 Years On
Solo Acoustic Tour
25 years on from the release of The Seahorses seminal album Do It Yourself, vocalist Chris Helme will revisit the iconic record with a series of one-off acoustic performances across the UK.
Formed by Stone Roses’ guitarist John Squire, the English alternative rock band released Do It Yourself to an outpouring of adoration from fans around the world. It reached number 2 in the UK album charts and defined a moment in time for many.
A string of high-profile shows followed, from tours with Oasis and The Rolling Stones and playing Glastonbury, to unforgettable appearances on Top of the Pops and TFI Friday.
This year, Chris will take audiences back to 1997 as he performs the impactful album from start to finish.
Watch as one of the finest singer-songwriters on the circuit today, lovingly brings Do It Yourself back to life at much-loved venues across the UK.
With support from Macca Taylor
25 years on from the release of The Seahorses’ seminal album Do It Yourself, acclaimed vocalist Chris Helme will revisit the iconic record with a series of one-off acoustic performances across the UK throughout 2022.
Formed by Stone Roses’ guitarist John Squire, the English alternative rock band released their first and only album in 1997 to an outpouring of adoration from fans at home and around the world.
The album reached number 1 and number 2 in the Scottish and UK album charts respectively, made the top 40 in countries including New Zealand and Sweden, and defined a moment in time for hundreds of thousands of people.
The album’s success quickly led to a string of high-profile shows including tours with Oasis, U2 and The Rolling Stones and a spectacular performance at Glastonbury. The Seahorses were regular contributors to some of the most coveted Friday night TV slots going, with unforgettable appearances on Top of the Pops, Jools Holland and TFI Friday. It wasn’t long before Do It Yourself went platinum, selling 300,000 copies in the UK alone.
The Seahorses never released another album and ever since Do It Yourself connected with the British public in the 90s, this debut record has continued to mean so much to so many.
This year, Chris is set to take audiences back to 1997 and the era of Brit-pop classics as he performs the impactful album from start to finish, in a way rarely heard before.
Watch as Chris lovingly brings the memorable album’s cherished tracks back to life, including Love is the Law – which reached number 3 in the UK and number 1 in the Scottish singles charts and has racked up more than 8.2 million streams on Spotify –, and Love Me and Leave Me, which was Liam Gallagher's first ever songwriting credit.
Chris, one of the finest singer-songwriters on the circuit today, has gone on to enjoy an established solo career. His “dreamy but driven indie folk” (Q Magazine) and blistering voice, which continues to stop audiences in their tracks, has garnered ongoing critical acclaim and he is readying a new solo album for release in 2023.
Join Chris Helme as he marks the 25th anniversary of Do It Yourself with acoustic performances of this iconic album for the very first time at much-loved venues across the UK.
Macca Taylor is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Birkenhead, Wirral.
Growing up with a healthy obsession for music, Macca started to write and produce original material from his Birkenhead loft in early 2017. He has experimented with electronic and acoustic-based sounds, taking inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver, James Vincent McMorrow and Novo Amor, before settling on a melodic yet melancholy blend of the two. After a few years of self-confessed inconsistency, he released three singles in 2020, receiving support from BBC Introducing via Dave Monks on Radio Merseyside, as well as Tom Robinson on Radio 6 Music, who crowned Waters Unknown as Macca's 'strongest release to-date'. His latest single How It Goes has received airplay on BBC Radio Merseyside and Amazing Radio in the UK.