RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS play LINCOLN – Drill Hall on Thursday 16th November 2017 – Anniversary Tour Celebrating 15 years of Bagrock!


There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness, to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planetever!   Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

During the winter of 2015/2016, the Pipers recorded new tracks and released a new studio album –“Octane”.  It represents a high energy, powerful, intense and hopefully inspiring album that the band aspired to create. “Octane” is a continued fusion of traditional tunes and rock classics, taking Bagrock to a whole new level which The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are proud to share with you!  The current album, “Octane” is out now.

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS – November 2017 UK Tour Dates include : Thursday 16th November      LINCOLN – Drill Hall   Box Office No: 01522 873894 Tickets are priced from £22.50
Website – https://www.lincolndrillhall.com/shows/red-hot-chilli-pipers/

ED BYRNE - at Lincoln, Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, York & Bridlington

Ed returns to the road this year after a total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show called Spoiler Alert. He says; “I originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title “off-puttingly baffling”. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way”. In the show, Ed explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’ Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

Recognized as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits are countless (provided you’re really bad at counting); Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Briain filmed the follow up to their Big Adventure show for BBC2 entitled Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay.

NOVEMBER  Thurs 16th LINCOLN, Engine Shed 0844 888 8766

DECEMBER Thurs 7thHULL, City Hall 01482 300306

FEBRUARY Weds 21st-Thurs 22nd LEEDS, City Varieties0845 644 1881

MARCH Fri 2nd SHEFFIELD, City Hall 0114 2789789
Weds 21stYORK, Grand Opera House 0844 871 3024

APRIL
Fri 27th BRIDLINGTON, Spa Pavilion 01262 678258
ww.lincolndrillhall.com

Howard Jones returns for a UK tour in November, at Manchester 02 on Friday 24th November 2017

His first since 2014, with his new and extended Electric Band; following a 24 date Headline tour of the USA.

The tour will also coincide with a brand new ‘Best Of’ Howard Jones release Entitled 'BEST (1983-2017)'. Audiences can expect to hear many of Howard’s chart topping singles as well as new songs that featured in the recent Eddie the Eagle film (2016) and his 2015 multi-media ‘ENGAGE’ project.
It was in 1983 that multi-instrumentalist Howard Jones first burst onto the contemporary music scene with his very British songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single ‘New Song’ where the lyrics called on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and “throw off your mental chains”.
Along with ‘New Song’, his first two albums, the twice Platinum, Number 1 selling Human’s Lib (1984) and Dream into Action, the Gold selling record that peaked at Number 2 in 1985, brought Howard a host of Top 10 hits including ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Pearl in the Shell’, ‘Like to Get to Know You Well’, ‘Hide and Seek’, ‘Look Mama’ and ‘No One Is To Blame’, which reached Number 1 in the USA. He also performed at Live Aid (Wembley Stadium) in 1985.

Tickets for the very special HOWARD JONES – UK Electric Band shows are available from:
Friday 24th November  MANCHESTER – 02 Ritz  Box Office No: 0844 477 2000  Website – www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Tickets prices - £30 to £75 (including the VIP option)  

MAGNUM play WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Thursday 16th November 2017 

Magnum, who regularly breached the Top 40 of both the singles and album charts in the Eighties and early Nineties, came together in the Midlands in the mid-Seventies and released their debut album 'Kingdom Of Madness' in 1978, followed by 'Magnum II' in 1979 and their first live album 'Marauder' in 1980. During this period they toured relentlessly with the likes of Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult and Judas Priest.

1982's 'Chase The Dragon' album was the first to go Top 20, and was accompanied by a sold out UK tour. 1983's 'The Eleventh Hour', 1985's 'On A Storyteller's Night' and 1986's (Roger Taylor produced) 'Vigilante' album all fared similarly well but it was 1988's 'Wings Of Heaven' LP which really broke the band into the mainstream, going gold, breaching the top 5 of the UK chart and spawning three top 30 singles - 'Days Of No Trust', Start Talkin' Love' and 'It Must Have Been Love'. During this period the band regularly graced the stages of such venues as Hammersmith Odeon and major UK Festivals as Reading and Castle Donnington. 1990's 'Goodnight To L.A.' album also went Top 10, spawned the Top 40 single 'Rocking Chair' and was accompanied by a tour of the UK's Arena circuit, including venues such as Wembley Arena and the NEC. 1991's 'The Spirit', 1992's 'Sleepwalking' and 1994’s 'Rock Art', were followed by the announcement of the band’s demise and an extensive farewell tour, during which the band's 1996 live album, 'The Last Dance' was recorded.

Classic Rock’s Philip Wilding reviewed Magnum’s album, ‘The Visitation’ in Classic Rock Prog’s February 2011 issue, stating; “Latter day Magnum have settled into their respective musical skins, more experimental, more mindful, a better band...The production’s lush and dense, the nuances are subtle and understated, and they can still take a tilt at Radio 2 playlists in songs like ‘Wild Angels’... Everything here feels denser and more thought out, less ambiguous...Songs like the opener ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘Door To Nowhere’ give the impression they are intended to convey something and raise a point, and Magnum are all the better for it.”

2016 saw Magnum back in the studio once again. From this came the album Sacred Blood Divine Lies. 10 brand new tracks forging forward the Magnum sound. With the collaboration once again with Rodney Matthews artwork the release came with bonus videos and bonus tracks. Never to let anything out of their hands without that extra effort Magnum push the boundaries to give their fans an album worth getting your hands on and not just for the music. Followed by an extensive 33 date 2016 tour in EU, UK & Ireland and then again a Winter tour appearing at a select few UK & Irish venues. After a conversation between Tony and his daughter discussing all the ballads the band had in the catalogue, wouldn’t it be a great to re-release in some way an album full of Magnum ballads? Tony talked to SPV and they agreed. This turned out to be a longer process than anticipated. As once again Magnum were not just going to release old songs in a new guise, many songs undertook a lot of treatment to remix, re-master and even re-record complete songs. The new Ballads album titles “Valley of Tears” was released 6th January 2017.

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show are available from: Thursday 16th November 2017 WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23  Box Office No: 01924 200162
Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/  Tickets - £ 21.50 (advance)   Doors – 7.00pm

HEAVEN 17 plus special guests BLANCMANGE announce November 2017 UK Tour playing HULL – Welly on Friday 17th November

Heaven 17 and B.E.F. were unique and completely radical.  Simultaneously, a critique and a postmodern embodiment of early-Eighties corporatism, they were too clever by half for many who didn’t get the joke.  B.E.F., and Heaven 17 made it all into a straight-faced spoof of oppressive and unimaginative corporate industry, by creating one based on fun and intelligence’, says John Foxx, another electro pioneer of the Eighties:

Their album, The Luxury Gap, was their pop masterpiece, the moment when everything just clicked into place to devastating effect.  The bands favourite-ever song, ‘Let Me Go’ so nearly broke them into the UK Top 40.  There would be no such disappoint with its follow up.  The band convinced their sceptical record company that ‘Temptation’ had to be the next single.  A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure which just kept building and building, Escher-like to an electric orgasm that seems never to come, it reached Number 2 in the UK charts in May 1983.  

Heaven 17 toured their classic album Penthouse and Pavement, with a power and fidelity, yet a contemporaneity which made the music as alive today as it was in 1981 with soul singer Billie Godfrey now an essential part of the live dynamic

BLANCMANGE -'Listening to Blancmange obsessively. Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time.' MOBY

British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in ground breaking singles such as 'I Can't Explain', 'Feel Me', "Living On The Ceiling', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me'. The epic synthpop of 'Waves' and a witty cover of Abba's 'The Day Before You Came' illustrated a band who were always willing to change and adapt new styles within their electronic framework.

After working on their own projects and film music, they returned in 2011 to great acclaim with their fourth studio release, Blanc Burn. The Semi Detached album followed in spring 2015 and Blancmange’s first ever instrumental album, Nil By Mouth was released last September. Now they've returned in 2016 with Commuter 23 – 14 tracks of electronic minimalism, sharp lyrics and wintry romanticism. The sense of freedom and experimentation of Nil By Mouth is still present, but whereas that album had a lighter ambient feel, Commuter 23’s textures are rougher, more aggressive, ripped out of imagery that flickers between the surreal and the mundane; a sense of humour that is so dry it’s almost bleak and then at times sounds like it’s rising into a crazy, maniacal laugh. As Mojo magazine recently commented: 'Music Pop Art has seldom been as good’.

HEAVEN 17 & BLANCMANGE tickets are available from HULL – Welly   Box Office No – 0844 477 1000   Website – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/  and  http://giveitsomewelly.com/gigs.html
Doors – 7.00pm      Tickets - £25.00 (advance)
THE SOUTH are back announcing an Autumn 2017 UK Tour playing the SHEFFIELD – Plug on Saturday 18th November

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet  
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles.  Since original singer,  Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.
With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go!  Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs -  A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her.  All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!  
Come on!  Let’s Carry On Regardless!
The South are:
Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax),  Andy Price (Keys)
THE SOUTH - Autumn 2017 UK Tour Dates are:
Sat 18 November       SHEFFIELD – Plug
- Box Office No: 0871 220 0260 /  Website - http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-south/plug/1088082
Imelda May to perform at Hull City Hall on Sunday, 19th November
Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced a show at Hull City Hall in November, one of three additional UK tour dates released due to phenomenal public demand.
Imelda will appear at the venue on Sunday, November 19 before shows in Leicester and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
One of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Imelda was discovered by Jools Holland, who asked her to support him on tour and she has performed alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson.
Imelda’s new single Girl I Used To Be is released on June 30 on Decca Records. The track is taken from her Top 5 new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous singles Call Me, Black Tears and Should’ve Been You.
A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, Girl I Used To Be (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing-up in the Liberties area of Dublin and the lessons learnt that she will pass on to her daughter.
Speaking about the track, Imelda said: “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end.
“Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story.
“I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing-up in Dublin.
“We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people.
“They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”
On release, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood topped the UK Americana chart and landed No.5 in the official UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK.
One of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017, the album spent more than a month in the Top 20 and recently returned to the Top 10.
Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1’s The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, and ITV’s Tonight At The London Palladium.
She also appeared on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I Was Looking For, and recently joined The Guardian for a webchat.
Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on Black Tears),  Jools Holland (on When It’s My Time) and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions).
Tickets for Imelda May at Hull City Hall on Sunday, November 19 2017 are from £25. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a photo opportunity with Imelda, exclusive gift chosen by her and pre-signed photo and collectible VIP laminate and lanyard, are available for £99.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 9. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
HAZEL O’CONNOR with full electric band performing songs from her first three albums - ‘Breaking Glass’, ‘Sons & Lovers’ and ‘Cover Plus’ play SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Sunday 19th November 2017
Hazel O’ Connor is heading out on a tour of the UK in November / December 2017 playing the Sheffield – Foundry on Sunday 19th November performing with a full electric band performing songs from her first three albums – Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus.

Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O’Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash-hit film ‘Breaking Glass’.
During this period, Hazel released three of her most successful albums; ‘Breaking Glass’, ‘Sons and Lovers’ and ‘Cover Plus’, which produced a stream of top ten hits, including the iconic ‘Will You’, ‘Eighth Day’ and ‘D Days’.
Hazel is back with her full band and will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O’Connor for the first time since their 2 week residency at Ronnie Scott’s back in 1984. Neil played original guitars on the "Sons and Lovers" and "Cover Plus" album and enjoyed his own success as the front man of the punk band The Flys.

Hazel is joined on stage with a 5 piece band including Clare Hirst (Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on Sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on Keys.

O'Connor said, "I'm looking forward to be playing excerpts from these three albums as I often don't get the opportunity to play my early songs. To be joined by Neil, who was there at the inception of these songs, is a privilege for me. Likewise, getting to play with my sisters in music, sax player Clare Hirst and keyboards and vocalist Sarah Fisher
in this full band line-up is gonna be a powerful thing!".

A show not to be missed.
Tickets for the SHEFFIELD – Foundry show taking place on Sunday 19th November are available from:  SHEFFIELD – Foundry    
Box Office No’s:  0114 222 8777 and 0844 888 9991
Website – https://foundrysu.com/    Tickets - £25.00 advance   Doors open 7.00pm
SHALAMAR announce ‘Friends 35th Anniversary’ Autumn 2017 UK Tour playing SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Saturday 25th November
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the name Shalamar became synonymous with the contemporary sound of catchy feel-good dance music.  Shalamar are best known for a string of worldwide hits such as ‘The Second Time Around’, ‘Make That Move’, ‘I Owe You One’, ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’, ‘There It Is’, ‘Friends’ and of course their often copied anthem ‘A Night To Remember’.

In 2001 Carolyn Griffey, daughter of founder Dick Griffey joined the band. She grew up a pre-teenager spending much time in the offices and studios of Solar Records in the presence of the original Shalamar and their label bandmates including The Whispers, Midnight Star and her mother Carrie Lucas, herself an accomplished R&B artist. At the age of 18 Carolyn had a record deal with another group Absolute who had two songs featured on the soundtrack of the film Lambada.

Since Carolyn came on board in 2001, the group have been able to extend their performance repertoire to those songs such as Full Of Fire which require a female presence.


Tickets for the Shalamar ‘Friends 35th Anniversary’ - November 2017 UK Tour Dates are available from:

Saturday 25th November
SHEFFIELD – Foundry  
Box Office No: 0844 888 9991
Website –  http://www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/sheffield-university-foundry#contact

SLADE announce December 2017 UK Tour playing SHEFFIELD – Foundry on Friday 8th December

SLADE - Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock'n'roll,
outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits....plus  6  smash  albums,  Slade  have  become  a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.  SLADE'S chart career has spanned 3 decades and their enduring songs "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Coz I Luv You" are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies. SLADE first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction.  Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song "Get Down And Get With It" then, released in October of the same year "Coz I Luv You" was the bands first No-1 and a huge hit across Europe. Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade's catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era:- "Take Me Bak 'Ome", "Mama We'er All Crazee Now", "Cum On Feel The Noize",  "Gudbye  T'  Jane", along  with  the  many  others  provided  a  soundtrack to   the   Glam   Generation   and   are   still   today,   heavily   featured on   any retrospective of the time.  While  Slade  were  busy  in  the  UK  releasing  the  massive  hit  "My Oh  My"  to huge  acclaim,  LA  metal  band  Quiet  Riot  were  spreading  the  word  Stateside with  their  version  of  "Cum  On  Feel  The  Noize",  which  proved so  successful that  they  followed  it  up  with  "Mama  We'er  All  Crazee  Now".  Throughout  the rest of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being a major force in British pop'n'rock. SLADE  have  continued  to  tour  the  world.  They  are  firm  favourites on  the lucrative   German   festival   scene   and   undertake   an   annual   UK   "Merry Christmas Everybody" tour in December. They also have a huge following of fans  and  regularly  play  concert  dates  in  Russia,  Poland,  Belgium,  Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and the Czech Republic. Led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell, the bands latest additions are ex Mud bass guitarist John Berry, frequently spied in the guise of the Big Issue seller in Eastenders, and new lead vocalist Mal McNulty. Mal has had an extensive career, he featured with Rockin Horse in the 70s, heavy rock band Golden Night, German rock band Hazzard, and he was a founder member of London   fun-pub   band   Paddy Goes To Holyhead.  Having formed The Wandering Crutchless with Tino Troy of Preying Mantis,  Bruce  Bisland  of Sweet   and  occasional guest Andy Scott, Mal  joined  Sweet  in which he eventually became lead vocalist.   Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance  is  a  dynamic,  powerful  and  exhilarating  roller-coaster  ride  of pure unadulterated rock'n'roll.
 
Friday 8th December     SHEFFIELD – Foundry  Box Office No – 0114 222 8777   Website – https://foundrysu.com/ents/event/10692/
Saturday 9th December     WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23   Box Office No – 01924 200162   Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/slade/
Saturday 23rd December    HULL – Welly    Box Office No – 0844 477 1000     Website – http://giveitsomewelly.com/slade.html

Peter Hook & The Light announce new UK Tour Dates Of Substance - The Albums Of  Joy Division & New Order for December 2017 playing WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 on Saturday 16th December!

Peter Hook & The Light play more UK dates in December 2017 on their widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order. Having just wrapped up a widely celebrated tour, the band  are to  perform in Norwich, Salisbury, Bristol, Wolverhampton and Wakefield with a massive end of year tour homecoming concert also just announced for Manchester Academy 1. In addition, a special London return has been announced as The Light's final show of the year at The Roundhouse, Camden where they will be playing Joy Divisions' two albums in full along with a support set of New Order material. Critical reaction from fans and media alike have been very strong with many commenting on the strength of the shows and performances. The debut Manchester Apollo show was awarded five stars from the Manchester Evening News - "the place is packed and the atmosphere electric" -  and similar reviews and reactions have followed the band on their travels so far.     ill Tear Us Apart" and "Atmosphere", as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP "An Ideal For Living" and the Factory Records sampler.

Released in August 1987, New Order's Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became the best-selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.   Widely considered New Order's strongest album, "their most popular, well known, highly rated and arguably the most influential" (Sputnik Music), Factory Records' 200th release featured the bands seminal 12" mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Running from "Ceremony" in 1981 up to "True Faith" in 1987 (again recorded especially for the album), the set takes in the high points of New Order's catalogue, including "Temptation", "Thieves Like Us", "The Perfect Kiss" and "Bizarre Love Triangle". Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division's Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as "Transmission", "Komakino", "Love W

Tickets for the WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 show taking place on Saturday 16th December are available from:

Saturday 16th December 2017 WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23  Website - http://warehouse23.co.uk  Box Office: 0844 249 1000    Tickets - £22.50   Doors – 7.00pm

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ROLAND GIFT of FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS UK Tour coming to HULL, WAKEFIELD & MANCHESTER on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd and Saturday 9th December 2017


Roland Gift, one of modern music’s true torchbearers and the charismatic front man of the  Fine Young Cannibals, is back in the pop arena with his new solo album, the self-titled Roland Gift.  Gift’s distinguished career has expanded in recent, post-FYC years to include critically-lauded film acting and musical score work.  Roland Gift marks a triumphant return to pop music’s front line, where Gift’s talents and unique style have long established him as one of the genre’s trailblazers.  A great voice never goes out of style, and Gift’s trademark vocal prowess is both timeless and strikingly ahead of his time.

Roland Gift was recorded at a variety of locations, from demo studios to front rooms to Mayfair Studios, with producers David Z and Ben Barson.. The album is reminiscent of the sparse, classic appeal that typified Roland’s work with the Cannibals, a sophisticated blend of pop and soul with jazz and even gospel flavors, with Gift’s own new spin for the 21st Century.

Gift looks forward to more live shows, where he will perform the new songs from Roland Gift and some classic fan favorites. “There are a lot of people who liked the Cannibals who never saw songs like ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ in concert, and since I wrote them as well, I'll definitely do some Fine Young Cannibals songs.”

The great Otis Redding remains Roland’s vocal mentor. “We all shared a love of the Stax sound in the Cannibals.  That was the thing that brought us together and Otis was probably my favorite singer, and he still is, so those influences will definitely be there.
Gift’s professional career has taken him from stage to screen and back again, as his fans around the world await the release of Roland Gift.

Tickets for December 2017 – UK Tour Dates are available from:  Saturday 2nd December 2017 HULL – The Welly   Box Office No: 01482 221113  Website – http://www.giveitsomewelly.com/gigs.html   Tickets - £22.50   Doors – 6.30pm  

Sunday 3rd December 2017 WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23   Box Office No: 01924 200162 Website – http://warehouse23.co.uk/events/   and   www.ticketweb.co.uk
Tickets - £22.50  Doors – 7.00pm

Saturday 9th December 2017  MANCHESTER – Club Academy   Box Office No: 0161 832 1111 Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/    Tickets - £22.50  Doors – 7.30pm