Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Hugh Cornwell

CCW 3 Track Demo Nov - Dec 1990
CCW Ronnie Scotts, London 12/4/92
Cold Turkey City FM Liverpool
HMV Market Street, Manchester 6/9/95
Crown And Cushion, Bolton 6/9/95
Waterman's Arms, London 26/1/96
Victoria Inn, Derby 1997
Coup D'Etat, Bristol 21/11/98
Mercury Lounge, New York 17/3/99
The Leopard, Doncaster 28/10/99
The Boardwalk, Sheffied 22/6/01
WFDU US Radio Interview 9/2001
Borders Bookshop, London 30/11/01
Hay Arts Festival 01/07/02
Cafe Life, Manchester 7/11/02
The Swan, High Wycombe, England 26/3/03
Redhill, Surrey, England 11/03/03
BBC Radio 2 Session 5/10/04
Capital Radio Session 18/10/04
Mean Fiddler, London 11/11/04
Cafe De Paris, London 27/1/05 (Capital Radio Broadcast)
Islington Academy, London, England 13/4/05
The Horn, St Albans 7/6/05
RAH, London 23/11/05
Sheffield City Hall, England 9/12/05
Vanguard, Newtown, Sydney 6/1/06
Guilfest, Guildford 15/7/06
The Scala, Kings Cross, London 26/10/06
Sendesaal, Bremen, Germany 29/10/06
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 26/1/08
DJ Maia Live Studio 10/2/09
O2 Academy, Islington, London 26/3/09
Jools Holland BBC Radio 2 3/4/09
O2 Academy, Newcastle 13/11/09
Live at WFMU Fun Machine 26/10/10
La Java, Paris 27/11/10
In the Mex, Radio Reverb 11/3/11
The Sage, Gateshead 7/4/11
Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Kassel, Germany 23/9/11
Stone Im Ratinger, Dusseldorf 30/9/11
Spitalkeller, Offenburg, Germany 9/5/12
Manchester University (Set 1) 12/10/12
Manchester University (Set 2) 12/10/12
53 Degrees Club Preston 5/7/13
Citadel, St Helens 6/7/13
Cleaveland, Ohio 17/12/13
Kulturzentrum, Schlachthof, Kassel 28/3/14
Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 29/11/14
Epic Studios, Norwich 7/12/14
MTC, Cologne 20/9/15
Whelans, Dublin 29/5/16
Hugh and John Cooper Clarke BBC 6 Music Session 10/10/16
Hugh and Dr John Cooper Clarke O2 Institute Birmingham 1/12/16
Crossroads Festival Bonn 23/3/17

Midem 10/9/96
Cafe de Paris, London 27/1/05
Rockpalasst, Germany 23/3/07
Hugh Cornwell on Sky Arts TV