Liverpool band 16 Tambourines last played together nearly 30 years ago. The band split in 1990 but are reforming and will be playing at 81 Renshaw on Saturday 9th November 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic album How Green is Your Valley? The band formed originally in 1984 and played hundreds of gigs before signing to Arista/BMG in 1988 releasing the album and a handful of singles before the vagaries of the major label system left them penniless with little option but to go their separate ways. Singer Steve Roberts says ‘it’s not like we have unfinished business or anything. We’ve tried to get together before and I’m made up we’ve managed to get sorted this time. I didn’t listen to the album for ages but it’s been pleasurable to find out that we were actually pretty good! The album originally came out during a time when music trends were relentlessly changeable and I think we suffered because of that. We wanted to do songs about things, issues and ideas, and we put it out as that kind of thing became unfashionable. We still get messages from all over the world from people who appreciated what we were doing so we have no regrets now about what happened. We still have the fire, will play the whole album and more, and we can’t wait for the gig!’Sat 9th November //16 Tambourines (+ support) // New Wave // Venue //7.30pm £10 Adv.