ROACHFORD -UK TOUR, OCT-DEC.“Andrew Roachford’s rich, soulful voice can transcend any situation. He
ROACHFORD – UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
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Following another hugely successful tour with Mike & The Mechanics, Andrew Roachford hits the road again with his own band, starting in November. Once more, Andrew blew away audiences on the tour , performing not only Mechanics and Genesis classics, such as ‘The Living Years’ , ‘Over My Shoulder’ and ‘I Can’t Dance’ , ‘Land Of Confusion’ - but also his own signature song, ‘Cuddly Toy’.
"One of the things I like most about doing shows is the connection I feel with the audience, no other instance in everyday life do I know of that you can have this kind of emotional connection with a group of people you don't know. Music can open people's hearts in such a powerful way.
I’m looking forward to getting back on n the road with my band again I like to keep my music fans happy by doing what I do best - performing my songs!! “
His stunning latest album - ‘Encore’ – has received fantastic reviews. 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.
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 four 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 ”.
Andrew Roachford on the road - a truly unique and electrifying performer and artist.
13 Southport - The Atkinson, Lord St, Southport PR8 1DB 01704 533 333 www.theatkinson.co.uk/ 7:30pm £16+ B/fee.
14 Leicester - The Musician , 42 Crafton St W, Leicester LE1 2DE www.themusicianpub.co.uk 8 .00pm £16 Adv £18.00 door
20 Birmingham - O2 Academy16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street B1 1DB (0)121 622 8250 https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/academybirmingham 6:00pm. £18.56 inc B/fee
21 Sheffield - O2 Academy 37 – 43 Arundel Gate Sheffield S1 2PN (0)114 253 7777 https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/academysheffield 6:30pm. £18.70. inc/ Fee
27 Southhampton - The Brook, 466 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SD www.the-brook.com/ 8:00pm. £15.00 Adv £17 door 023 8055 5366
28 Seaton (Devon) - The Gateway Seaton Town Hall, Fore Street, EX12 2LD 01297 625699 www.seatongateway.co.uk/ 7:30pm £15.
2 Chester - The Live Rooms, 1 Station Road. 01244 318906. https://www.theliverooms.com/ 7:00pm £16 + B/Fee
3 Darwen - Library Theatre, Knott Street. BB3 3BU 0844 847 1664 https://darwenlibrarytheatre.com/ 7:00pm. £15.00Adv £17 door
4 Selby - The Venue, 72 Ousegate YO8 4NJ 01757 707998 http://www.seetickets.com/ 7:00pm. £15+B/Fee
10 Newcastle - O2 Academy, Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW
0191 260 2020 https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle/ 6:30pm. £18.70 inc B/fee
11 Glasgow - Oran Mor, Byres Road G12 8QX7: 0141 357 6200 https://oran-mor.co.uk/ 7pm. £18.50.
12 Aberdeen - The Assembly , 3 Skene Terrace AB10 1RN 01224 641122 http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/ 7:00pm. £18 NYL 17/7/17
17 Hull - Fruit, 62-63 Humber Street HU1 1TU 01482 221113 www.fruitspace.co.uk/ 7.30pm £18+ B/fee
18 Norwich - The Waterfront Studio, 139-141 King Street. NR1 1QH
01603 508050 https://thewaterfront.ticketabc.com/ 6:30pm. £17.60inc B/fee
19 Lewes - The Con Club, 139 High Street. 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS
01273 473076 www.lewesconclub.com/ 7:30pm. £16. NYL 17/7/17
24 Farncombe - St John’s Church, St John’s Street GU7 3EJ
01483 426353 http://www.julianlewrymusic.com/concerts 7:45pm £18 adv + B/fee £22 door
25 Islington - O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street N1 0PS 020 7288 4400 https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington/ 6:30pm. £22.50 + B/fee
1 Manchester - Academy 3, Oxford Road M13 9PR www.manchesteracademy.net/ 0161 832 1111 7:30pm. £16+ B/fee
2 Bedford – Esquires. 60A Bromham Road MK40 2QG www.bedfordesquires.co.uk/ 8:00pm. £16 Adv
7 Douglas Isle of Man - Villa Marina Prom Suite, 15 Harris Promenade. IM1 2HP 8:00pm. £18 https://villagaiety.ticketsolve.com/shows?tag=music