Df Concerts Present: Ricky Ross + Support
Ricky Ross formed Deacon Blue over 30 years ago. 2017 see the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Raintown. A string of best-sellers followed it: When the World Knows Your Name , Fellow Hoodlums , Whatever You Say, Say Nothing  and a double-platinum compilation Our Town – The Greatest Hits  which included “Real Gone Kid”, “Fergus Sings the Blues”, “Dignity”, “Wages Day”, “Twist and Shout” and many others.
Then, with 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums to their credit, the group split up for five years. Ricky Ross built up his career as a songwriter and solo act releasing two solo albums What You Are  and New Recording  as well as writing for or with artists including James Blunt, Ronan Keating, Jamie Cullum and Nanci Griffith among many others.
This year Ricky will release his seventh solo album, Short Stories Vol. 1 , an album that draws from his solo shows, recorded in Hamburg and Glasgow featuring Ricky at his piano supported by sumptuous strings and a choir. A tour taking in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Holland begins in November.