30 May 2015

H (Super) Natural with Steve Hogarth & Friends



Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth will return to Gibraltar for a unique concert that promises to be

unlike any other of his solo performances. The incomparable setting of Saint Michael’s Cave is the

venue for a concert that has already attracted international interest, such is the anticipation for this

special musical event taking place on Saturday 30th May.

The concert, announced today by promoters GibMedia, is fully supported by Gibraltar Cultural

Services and HM Government of Gibraltar and has been made possible thanks to the contribution of

the event’s partners and main sponsors, Isolas and Fiduciary. In addition, the organisers are grateful to

Gibtelecom, Lewis Stagnetto Limited, GibOil, Sovereign Group and Chesterton for sponsoring this

event that forms part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival of Art and Culture.

Steve Hogarth - also known as ‘h’ - is a gifted singer, songwriter and musician who has fronted the

legendary Marillion for over 25 years, helping reinvigorate and constantly redefine the band’s sound

via a succession of inventive, emotional albums like “Brave”, “Marbles”, “Seasons End” or the more

recent “Sounds That Can’t Be Made”. A vibrant musical force, to those who already love Marillion,

they’re something special; to everyone else they're a love affair waiting to happen.

Central to the appeal and success of the Progressive Rock legends over the past 25 years has been the

unmistakable voice and charisma of Steve Hogarth. It was in 2006 that he first embarked on his ‘h

Natural’ solo project, a series of intimate shows featuring just himself and a piano that already graced

Saint Michael’s Cave almost a decade ago and King’s Chapel last year. A good friend of Gibraltar,

Steve was intent on returning: “This will be my fourth time performing in my beloved Gibraltar. Last

year’s Literary Festival gig in the King’s Chapel was truly special for me and I came home with that

rare feeling that I had ‘nailed it’. Must be something in the water… I immediately began hustling to

return, so the chance to play once again in the unique space that is St Michael’s Cave is, well, icing on

the cake. Unlike my usual strictly-solo shows, this time my son, Nial, will join me on stage to play

cajon, and I’m also thrilled to have the fabulous Dave Gregory on hand to play guitar. Can’t wait.”

Nial is an accomplished drummer and this will be the first time father and son perform together,

although Dave Gregory is no stranger to working with Steve. A member of the band XTC for 19 years,

performing on the hits “Making Plans For Nigel”, “Senses Working Overtime” and twelve studio

albums, as well as recording with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Take That’s Mark Owen, Dave is well

known to Marillion fans through his work on Steve Hogarth’s solo album “Ice Cream Genius” and as a

member of Steve’s star-studded h Band. The addition of these special guests will give a different, novel

feel to what is already a show that will appeal to any music lover and not just Marillion fans. Warming

the audience will be the attractive vocals of Megan Dallas, who makes a welcome return to Gibraltar,

before Steve works his magic via a repertoire that will be culled from his 25 years with Marillion but

will also include covers of songs that have touched him throughout his life. Steve will interact with the

audience, accept requests and fill the outstanding acoustics of the Cave with the sounds of David

Bowie, Kate Bush or John Lennon.

This is not the usual ‘h Natural’ show. This is different. For one show only and exclusively in

Gibraltar, this is h (Super)Natural. It’s going to be special. It’s going to be unique. It’s going to

be unforgettable.

Tickets, which include a coach transfer to and from the Cave, are priced at Ł20 and are available to

purchase from Music Corner as well as online at Further details on the concert can

be found at