Ricky Ross, lead singer, songwriter and founder of multimillion album selling group Deacon Blue follows the release of 2016’s Believers, the band’s most successful studio album in 23 years and Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands the recently released UK number one Music DVD, with a solo album and tour, Short Stories Vol.1. The album is available now.

The album was recorded over two days at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg and had its sumptuous strings and choir added back in Glasgow. It finds Ricky Ross playing brand news songs, revisiting well-known Deacon Blue tracks and other less well known songs from throughout his thirty year career as one of Britain’s best loved songwriters.

The idea of the album will be further developed on the just announced extensive Autumn tour, with Ricky at the piano, playing special venues across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Holland, presenting his songs and telling stories about what has influenced his song writing from across his entire career.

In Ricky’s own words, “This album is like a souvenir of my solo shows, which are a very different beast to Deacon Blue live. They’re intimate, minimal, a chance for me to revisit songs that started out life with just piano and vocals and take them back to their roots, as well as play some new songs inspired by recent times.”



Date Venue
Thu 9th Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham
Fri 10th St George’s Hall Bristol
Sun 12th Westlands Yeovil
Tue 14th Gardyne Theatre Dundee
Wed 15th Tivoli Aberdeen
Thu 16th The Queens Hall Edinburgh
Sat 18th Carnegie Hall Dunfermline
Sun 19th St Luke’s Glasgow
Mon 20th St Luke’s Glasgow
Fri 24th Emmanuel Church Billericay
Sat 25th The Stables Milton Keynes
Sun 26th The Sage Gateshead
Tue 28th Memorial Hall Sheffield
Wed 29th Cadogan Hall London


Date Venue
Fri 1st Capstone Theatre Liverpool
Sat 2nd Pavilion Arts Theatre Buxton
Tue 5th Sugar Club Dublin
Wed 6th The Set Kilkenny
Thu 7th Empire Music Hall Belfast

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