Another fine episode with McNabb’s solo music career

Ian McNabb
Ian McNabb

Ian McNabb is no stranger to the stage having performed solo and in bands for the last 32 years.

The Liverpool born singer-songwriter, who has shared that stage space with the likes of Ringo Starr, Crazy Horse, Mike Scott of The Waterboys and Danny Thompson of Pentangle, returns to the Yorkshire House this month as part of a national tour.

Emerging from the 1980s Liverpool music scene, McNabb started a musical journey as songwriter, lead singer and guitar player with The Icicle Works which has taken on many twists and turns.

The initial run of hit singles with The Icicle Works – Love Is A Wonderful Colour, Birds Fly, When It All Comes Down, Evangeline, Understanding Jane, Little Girl Lost – has been followed by a critically acclaimed solo career, including a Mercury Prize Nomination for the 1994 album Head Like A Rock which was recorded with Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse.

McNabb’s first book, an autobiography entitled Merseybeast, was released in October 2008.

He brings his electric-acoustic tour Little Episodes to The Yorkie on October 20, following a sold out show last year, with support coming from The Long Lost Band featuring Lancaster singer-songwriter Stuart Anthony on vocals and guitar.

Stuart said: “I met Ian McNabb at a Neil Young tribute night in Liverpool.

“He’s recorded an album with Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse and met Neil several times. We got talking and he said he was looking for more North West venues for his solo tour, so I said I know one in Lancaster and if I fix a gig up can my band support you? “Absolutely” said Ian. This is will be the third year we’ve put Ian on at The Yorkshire House and supported him.”

Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are £10, available from or