Andrew Roachford is back with a stunning new album - ‘Encore’. This powerfully emotive and soulful album brilliantly showcases Andrew’s unique song Interpretation of some classic tracks and brings a fresh take in a way only he can.
Here's the video for the new single – a funked up version of Bill Withers’ 1972 hit Ain’t No Sunshine.
With this cover Andrew joins the prestigious ranks of Michael Jackson, Eva Cassidy and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who’ve all reinterpreted the song in the past. We hope it’s put enough sunshine in your life to tide you over until the new tour, for which booking info is below and at www.roachford.co.uk
Andrew explains that “Growing up surrounded with Jazz and Soul, and working in the studio with The Clash as a teenager” gave him an incredible grounding in music. “I’ve never categorized music, I listen to music that moves me…. and that’s what inspires my writing”.
The past three years have seen Andrew co-writing and touring with Mike and the Mechanics while also enjoying film success by the way of having his song ‘Cuddly Toy’ placed in the movie ‘Alpha Papa’
The ‘Encore’ album contains what Andrew does best. Working with a full live band to capture the powerful performance that Andrew is so well known for with simply stunning results. Andrew says, “Simplicity is the key”. Stand out tracks such as Sly Stone’s ‘Family Affair’, with it’s honest production, and the uplifting version of the Bill Withers classic ‘Grammas’ Hands’ with its heart rending lyrics perfectly showcase Andrew’s vocal performance, the sound of an artist on top of his game.
Taking the old and reinventing it to new are a core theme of the ‘Encore’ album, “This album showcases some of the songs that have fired me up over the years to become a performer and to look, to bring the magic in every show I play” Andrew explains “I once read that a sign of a good singer wasn’t just about ability but more importantly about someone that when they sang you believe every word ”.
The release of the ‘Encore’ album coincides with a UK and European tour that kicks off in March in the UK and sees Andrew Roachford on the road - a truly unique and electrifying performer and artist.
Thurs 3rd Southampton - The Brook 466 Portswood Road. Venue phone: 023 8055 5366. B/o 02380555366. www.the-brook.com/ 8pm £15 Ad £17 door + support
Fri 4th Sturminster Newton (Dorset) The Exchange Old Market Hill DT10 1FH 8pm+ support £15. 01258 475137. www.stur-exchange.co.uk
Wed 9th Selby Town Hall, York Street Selby YO8 4AH 01757 708449