CELEBRATING an incredible 40 years in music, 10cc are coming to the region for a couple of shows as part of their winter 2012 tour.
They play The Hall For Cornwall in Truro next Tuesday and Princess Theatre, Torquay on Tuesday, November 13.
During those four decades they have sold 15 million albums in the UK and 30 million world-wide enjoying a string of hits including Art For Art's Sake, Rubber Bullets, Wall Street Shuffle, I'm Not In Love and so many more.
Founder member Graham Gouldman tells What's On: "I'm immensely proud of what we have achieved since 10cc was born in Strawberry Studios in Stockport.
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"As long as fans want to hear the songs played live I'll be happy to oblige.
"I don't really know how the songwriting process happens," he says.
"Sometimes I start with a title or a chord sequence will trigger something, but sometimes the songs just arrive in my head as a full package.
"I'm lucky, it's a gift, you can't learn it and you can't teach it.
"You've either got it or you ain't!"
With Graham on vocals, bass and guitar, Rick Fenn on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Burgess on drums and vocals, both of whom have been with 10cc since the mid Seventies, plus Mick Wilson on percussion and Mike Stevens on keys, guitar and sax, the live show should be electric.
"The band as it stands now is absolutely fantastic," enthuses Graham.
"This is as near as you're ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc, hit after hit after hit.
"It's relentless, we show no mercy!"