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The Coral


Artist Biography

The Coral are one of the UK’s most celebrated guitar bands. They released their first album in 2002, and since their debut EP have sold over a million UK albums. With five top ten albums, including the chart-topping Magic and Medicine (2003) and eight top 40 singles within their repertoire, James Skelly (vocals/guitar), Ian Skelly (drums/percussion/vocals), Nick Power (keyboard/vocals), Paul Duffy (Bass/keyboards/vocals) and Paul Molloy (guitars), stride into the future to fortify their indefinable position in modern music.

There are no full stops in The Coral’s story, but after an unapologetic five year hiatus, 2016 sees them turn a distinct new page with their triumphant touring return and a seventh album, Distance Inbetween. Picking up the band’s story from the release of 2010’s Butterfly House, theirs is a tale of uninterrupted individual creativity punctuated by the surprise release of their lost album, The Curse of Love (2014).

Straddling digital and analogue worlds, many songs on Distance Inbetween developed through texts and emails between James Skelly and Nick Power. Its unforced development was influenced equally by the nature of modern communication, their shared artistic desires and love for the static of rediscovered cassette tapes. Histories and influences, pieces of past are re-discovered and celebrated in many ways on Distance Inbetween, themes which are explored and exposed in The Coral’s first gallery event Distance Inbetween: The Exhibition at RedHouse Originals.

The collection features new unseen artwork alongside special edition prints created by Ian Skelly to document the songs and the stories behind the music. Also on display will be original artefacts and ephemera that inspired the creation of the album. Drummer and co-songwriter Ian Skelly has produced the artwork for the band’s album covers since their debut in 2002 and Distance Inbetween is no different. With psychedelic Victorian-inspired cut and paste collages presented alongside surreal comic book-style illustrations, Skelly has created a striking visual world for the album to inhabit. And now, for the first time, fans of the band will be invited to step inside.



Date: 24 October 2020 - 27 March 2021

RedHouse Gallery is delighted announce the launch of RESET; a new group exhibition featuring emerging painters, printmakers…

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In Colours

Date: Now Open

RedHouse Originals Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition In Colours. This group…

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Skeleton Coast Festival 2019

Date: 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, HG1 1DW

On Saturday 31st August we will be at Skeleton Coast Festival for a one off exhibition by Thomas James Butler and Ian…

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RedHouse Originals at the The Buyers Club Gallery

Date: 3rd December 2018 - 28th February 2019 ***NOW EXTENDED***

We are delighted to present a print exhibition in collaboration with Buyers Club, Liverpool. The show features rare and…

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Skeleton Coast Festival 2018

Date: Saturday 1st September 2018

RedHouse is delighted to present an exhibition of original artwork and prints by Ian Skelly as part of Skeleton Coast…

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Be Here Now: Today Is Just A Daydream

Date: 21st August - 6th October 2018

To mark the 21st anniversary of Oasis album Be Here Now we are delighted to present a collection of rare prints and…

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The Coral at Skeleton Coast Festival

Date: 5th August 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be at the Skeleton Coast festival, with The Coral's 'Distance…

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The Spirit Of 67

Date: Launches 22nd July 2017

One Day, Four Events.... The Spirit of 67 is a one-day multi-media Arts Event across four venues in Harrogate, taking…

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The Coral - Distance Inbetween

Date: 8th - 22nd December 2016

RedHouse Originals Gallery is delighted to present The Coral: Distance Inbetween; an exclusive exhibition documenting the…

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