The Icicle Works playing Hertfordshire gig

Ian McNabb and The Icicle Works will be appearing at Harpenden Public Halls [Picture supplied by Hel

Ian McNabb and The Icicle Works will be appearing at Harpenden Public Halls [Picture supplied by Helen Robinson] - Credit: Supplied by Helen Robinson c/o Icicle Works

Love will be a Wonderful Colour at Harpenden Public Halls on Friday night.

The Icicle Works, who had a top 20 hit with Love is a Wonderful Colour back in 1983, will be in concert at the Southdown Road venue on Friday, October 20.

Named after the short story The Day The Icicle Works Closed by science fiction author Frederik Pohl, The Icicle Works joined Liverpool’s early 1980s ‘neo-psychedelia’ wave and quickly became part of the movement that included Echo And The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Wah!, and OMD.

Despite personnel changes along the way, the current line-up has been together since 2006, and original frontman, singer/guitarist Ian McNabb, believes they’re stronger and better than ever before.

In addition to leading The Icicle Works since 1981, McNabb has also enjoyed an incredible solo career, performing with artists such as Ringo Starr, Neil Young / Crazy Horse, and Mike Scott of The Waterboys.

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His latest solo album, Star Smile Song, was released earlier this year to rave reviews.

Anyone heading to Friday’s Harpenden gig can expect a two-and-a-half hour show that incorporates the music of The Icicle Works and Ian McNabb.

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Tickets cost £20, and doors open at 7.30pm.

• For more details, visit the Harpenden Public Halls website at

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