Steve Harley to celebrate golden anniversary

Fifty Years a Rebel to visit Birmingham Town Hall.

Seventies legends Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel celebrate their fiftieth anniversary this year with a tour that includes a date at Birmingham Town Hall on 20th December. On the back of an already busy year, Steve has announced the first three dates on what will be extended and become the 50 Years A Rebel tour in December. Tickets will be on sale at 10.00 on Wednesday 9th March via

Talking about his career, Steve said, “Fifty years ago, in early 1972, I progressed from London busker, regaling the tourists with an acoustic version of Sebastian and other Human Menagerie tracks, to Cockney Rebel popster, determined to forge a unique furrow, full of the self-confidence of young manhood.

“The original Cockney Rebel was formed out of Beckenham Arts Lab and my drummer, Stuart Elliott’s bedroom in Pimlico. Bit by bit, the band was formed. We played our first gig as support to the Jeff Beck Group at the Roundhouse, London. Since then, I haven’t really been off the road in five amazing decades. Sebastian took on a whole new life when an orchestra and choir were added for our first album, and ‘Judy Teen’ in early 1974 turned us into bona fide, Top Of The Pops pop stars. Still a wandering minstrel, I wouldn’t have it any other way”.

These special shows will include songs from the vast and eclectic Harley songbook- Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile and more from an incredible career. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel have always been a formidable live act and these unmissable fiftieth anniversary shows will be a tour de force.