New York (April 30, 2007)–U.K. Soulsters Simply Red are making the promotional rounds in the U.S. at the moment, spreading the word about their new album, Stay. Mick Hucknall of Simply Red serenades the pages, performing an in-store gig at Borders Books & Music at New York’s Columbus Circle this past Friday.While the disc already debuted in the top 10 in the U.K., it’s just hitting American shores now, so last Friday found the act making media appearances in New York City, while sandwiching in an in-store performance at Borders Books & Music at Columbus Circle. Supplying audio support for the three-song set was S.I.R.
While an in-store set would appear simple enough, given the 300-person crowd, there were all those sound-absorbing books to contend with, as well as a store that was already designed to be quiet. With that in mind, the SR provider brought in EAW KF300e’s and SB250s, groundstacked (of course) with two pairs on each side of the stage. Meanwhile, the mix was handled on a Midas Siena, and the brief set included “Stay,” a cover of the old Faces B-side “Debris,” and the band’s new single, “So Not Over You.”