The Zutons reunited for a live concert in tribute to their friend, the late Brookside and Hollyoaks star Kristian Ealey. The charity gig marked the first time the Liverpool rock band performed together since going on hiatus n 2009. You can watch the video highlights and get the details right here.
Yes, it’s been seven years since The Zutons graced the stage. The hugely popular band, which was founded in 2001 rose to fame with their 2004 debut Who Killed…… The Zutons?’ and further cemented their success with their sophomore album, “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’
Earlier this year, a month after the death of Kristian Ealey, they announced they would reunite for a one-time live performance at the Liverpool Guild of Students.
At the time, according to the Liverpool Confidential, the concert was to be their “last ever show” with proceeds going to charity in memory of Ealey. The original and full lineup of the band took part; vocalist and guitarist Dave McCab, saxophonist Abi Harding, guitarist Boyan Choudhary, bassist Russell Pritchard and drummer Sean Payne.
The Lancashire-born actor and musician Kristian Ealey was only 38 years old when he died in his sleep. According to media reports he had gone to sleep, complaining of a pain in his arm. Along with his work in Brookside and Hollyoaks he was also known for his portrayal of Ringo Starr in the TV movie biopic, ‘In His Life: The John Lennon Story.’
Along with performing some of their classic hits including ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’ as well as ‘Valerie,’ which the late Amy Winehouse later covered.
Here’s the full set list from The Zoton’s live concert tribute.
Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?
Don’t Ever Think (Too Much)
It’s the Little Things We Do
Oh Stacey (Look What You’ve Done)
Havana Gang Brawl
I Know I’ll Never Leave
You Will You Won’t
Thankfully, for those who couldn’t attend, many videos have popped up on Instagram and other social media. If this is indeed the last ever time The Zutons take the stage, fortunately, you can see video highlights below, as The Zoton’s perform a live reunion concert in tribute to the late Kristian Ealey who died much too soon.