Iconic Rocker and Balladeer Ian Hunter brings
Award Winning talents to The Flying Monkey
Plymouth, NH – As one of the most inventive rock writers and performers of the early '70s, Ian Hunter paved the way for the decade's 'New Wave' with his thought-provoking, honest and gritty songs. Ian brings his honesty, grit and all the hits to The Flying Monkey stage on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Ian's musical passion was first ignited by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and he appeared in various early bands before being invited to join Mott The Hoople. Their debut, Mott the Hoople, was heavily Dylan-influenced and Ian Hunter rapidly become a writer of considerable merit with songs such as 'Backsliding Fearlessly', 'Half Moon Boy', 'Walking With a Mountain', 'I Can Feel', 'Angel of Eighth Avenue' and 'The Journey'.
Soon-to-be superstar David Bowie, who was a secret Hoople admirer, offered them one of his finest songs, 'All the Young Dudes' giving the group their biggest hit, reaching #3 in the UK charts and propelling Mott towards mainstream success. Sell out tours were soon punctuated with a string of Hunter-penned hit singles including 'Honaloochie Boogie, 'All the Way from Memphis' and 'Roll Away the Stone'. The critically acclaimed Mott album, arranged by Ian, hit #7 in the UK charts and is still regarded as a 70s classic that charmingly chronicled the trials, tribulations, inspirations and desperation of rock and roll.
Hunter launched a solo career in 1975 and went on to deliver many highly acclaimed albums. He has been cited as a major inspiration for numerous artists including The Clash, Def Leppard, Kiss, R.E.M., Oasis, Motley Crue, Blur and Primal Scream. His musical influence remains immeasurable with over 150 different cover versions of songs from his astonishing archive and he has worked with many musical legends including Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, John Cale, Mick Ronson, David Sanborn and Ringo Starr.
Hunter's work contains some of the most intelligent lyrics ever penned in rock and roll and he remains a priceless figure on the musical landscape. Classic Rock's 'Classic Songwriter Award' and his recent albums and performances are testament to Ian Hunter's importance and relentless artistic quality.
Tickets for Ian Hunter’s November 5th performance at The Flying Monkey are $35 and $45 and available online at www.flyingmonkeynh.com or at the Box Office. To enjoy an exceptional dinner before the show, call the Box Office at 603-536-2551 to make reservations.
The Flying Monkey is conveniently located off of interstate 93 and is just over an hour’s drive from Manchester, Portsmouth and Hanover. The Monkey is quickly becoming the desired venue to experience live performances and enjoy a great Common Man-made dinner in an intimate and comfortable setting. The Monkey also offers beer and wine service, free parking and competitive ticket pricing.