Stephen Cummings - pop pioneer and founding member of legendary The Sports - treats us to a rare appearance, playing his first national shows for 2016.
Brimming with 40 years of storyteller's yarns about his musical past, Stephen roots through his vast back catalogue accompanied by master guitarist Shane O'Mara to perform a set of songs spanning all stages of his incredible career. The largely acoustic setting suits both his recent material and his pop hits of the 80s and 90s.
The singer is touring with a new CD, King Of The Rainy Country, a compilation of slow songs available at Cummings shows only. The album reveals this illustrious, passionate craftsman joyfully at ease with himself and his songs.
Caustic commitment and misunderstanding now fuel Stephen's work. He's published an autobiography, written two novels, dozens of book reviews and had a feature documentary made on his life. A final album, Great Men in Small Rooms is being recorded and will be available early 2017.