They might not be able to walk to Dubai from - Scotland is a little more than 500 miles away - but Scottish brothers Charlie and Craig Reid are headed to the emirate on Thursday April 28 for a gig at The Irish Village.
The duo are best known for the iconic anthem I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), as well as other smash hits like Sunshine on Leith, Letter from America and I’m On My Way.
The brother’s first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with English band, The Housemartins . Singing in regional accents about Scotland - its emigration and its politics - they were a far cry from the mid-eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to music label, Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later.
Their biggest hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) saw them back in the charts in 2007 when they released a rousing new rendition of their classic anthem in collaboration with comedians Peter Kay and Matt Lucas for Comic Relief, which raised over a million pounds for charity.
Last year, saw the group release their tenth studio album, Let’s Hear It for the Dogs which was followed up with a UK tour with over 70 shows and spots at Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival.
Dhs125. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm. Thursday April 28, The Irish Village, Garhoud, www.theirishvillage.com
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