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Showaddywaddy still the “hardest working artist” in the UK

By | Published on Wednesday 7 December 2016


Live entertainment guide ents24 has once again compiled a list of the 20 hardest working artists of the year. The list is, and I quote, “based on data from the UK’s biggest live guide [to] determine which original music acts performed at the most different UK venues this year”.

And who are the hardest workers when it comes to good old fashioned British gigging? Well, mainly old-timers again. Presumably the young-uns are too busy snapchatting and Pokemon Go-ing to actually get on stage and sing their songs. Or maybe they’re mainly playing abroad.

Anyway, here’s the list, with last year’s positions in brackets.

1. Showaddywaddy (1)
2. John Otway (13)
3. The Searchers (4)
4. Bay City Rollers Starring Les McKeown (3)
5. Fairport Convention (NE)
6. Bad Manners (15)
7. Attila The Stockbroker (NE)
8. Big Country (NE)
9. Blossoms (18)
10. Spring King (NE)
11. Chas & Dave (7)
12. Craig Charles (NE)
13. Show Of Hands (NE)
14. Gareth Gates (NE)
15 Allusondrugs (8)
16. Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra (NE)
17. The Sherlocks (NE)
18. Lewis Hamilton Band (NE)
19. Reg Meuross (NE)
20. Jason Donovan (NE)