10cc are one of the all-time great bands.
They sold over 30 million albums worldwide, dominated the pop charts in the 70s and have an eclectic fan base including Axl Rose of Guns N’Roses, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Notching up an astonishing 11 top 10 UK chart entries, their hits include I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday, Rubber Bullets, Donna, Art For Art’s Sake, Good Morning Judge and The Things We Do For Love. Indeed, I’m Not In Love has received in excess of 5 million plays on US radio.
The success of 10cc lies in the multi-faceted talent of the original band members. 10cc had two songwriting camps, with Gouldman and Stewart writing together as well as Godley and Creme partnering, which brought a unique style of collaboration. There was no lead singer, no lead guitarist. Instead, each song was performed according to what worked best for the music.
Now fronted by Gouldman, the band toured Australia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Belgium, with national TV shows in Sweden and Italy in 2010. This year, they are playing a 33-date UK headline tour, shows in Holland, Germany and Israel, a host of summer festivals across Europe and a Scandinavian tour in the autumn before playing Rock With Laughter in December.