Revered British singer, songwriter and musician ANDREW ROACHFORD releases GONNA BE THE ONE from his forthcoming album TWICE IN A LIFETIME. The single coincides with the announcement that the ROACHFORD UK tour will now take place in May and June 2021 with an additional show in Edinburgh. Andrew will also be performing at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2021 as well as joining Lionel Ritchie for concerts at Wrexham Racecourse and Cardiff Castle next summer. Additionally, Andrew is delighted to have become a patron of Music Venue Trust, the charity that supports hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the UK.
Andrew explains: “I can’t wait to get back out to play live again, it means everything to me. It’s also why I’m thrilled to become a patron of the Music Venue Trust. I have always loved playing at smaller venues around the UK and I prefer seeing bands and artists play at the more intimate venues. This is often where most artists start so, without these venues, music in the UK will not continue to thrive.”
Recent months have seen Roachford performing his classic hit CUDDLY TOY with GARY BARLOW for Gary’s YouTube Crooner Sessions, as well as sharing the impressive DEAN STREET SESSIONS, performed live with his band, on YouTube.
TWICE IN A LIFETIME was originally due for release in April this year but will now be available on 11 September via BMG. The album has been receiving much critical acclaim, and the singles ‘High on Love’ and Love Remedy were heavily playlisted by BBC Radio 2.
ROACHFORD has enjoyed success for over 30 years, with hits including CUDDLY TOY and ONLY TO BE WITH YOU; ten solo albums; songwriting credits for artists including CHAKA KHAN and JOSS STONE; and being a member of Mike Rutherford’s MIKE & THE MECHANICS. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to music.
TWICE IN A LIFETIME is an album full of grit and the most tremendous sonic energy, and was produced by JIMMY HOGARTH, who has previously worked with PAOLO NUTINI, DUFFY and AMY WINEHOUSE, and features several members of Winehouse’s band and a powerful duet with the ‘Queen of British Soul’ BEVERLEY KNIGHT. It was also a hugely satisfying album for ROACHFORD to make.
“With this album, I finally get to showcase just who I am – an artist, a songwriter, a pianist,” he says. “I never wanted to be a fleeting popstar chasing momentary fame; I’ve always been in this for the music and for the long haul – and I’m still here.”
Sun 30 EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
Mon 31 GLASGOW Oran Mor
Tue 01 GLASGOW Oran Mor
Fri 04 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 05 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Mon 07 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Tue 08 NORWICH Waterfront
Thu 10 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Fri 11 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 12 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
TWICE IN A LIFETIME is released 11 September 2020 on BMG and is available to pre-order HERE