This interview edit is taken from an hour special broadcast on Sunday 6 March at 18:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (5:01)
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Andrew Roachford plays March dates
Rock and soul singer Andrew Roachford returns with a new album coinciding with UK and European tour dates. ‘Encore’ showcases Andrew’s unique interpretation of some classic tracks such as Sly Stone’s ‘Family Affair’, Bill Withers’ classic ‘Grandma’s Hands’ and John lennon’s ‘Imagine’.
Taking the old and reinventing it is a core theme of the ‘Encore’ album. Says Andrew: “This album showcases some of the songs that have fired me up over the years to become a performer. 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 past three years have seen Andrew co-writing and touring with Mike and the Mechanics whilst also enjoying film success by the way of having his song “Cuddly Toy” placed in the movie “Alpha Papa”.
NB The Jazz Cafe, London date has been moved to Islington Assembly Hall on the same date
16: Birmingham – The Glee Club, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TD 7:00pm £12. 0871 472 0400 https://www.glee.co.uk/live-music/
18: Manchester – Academy 3, University Of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR 7:30pm £17.60 0161 832 1111 www.manchesteracademy.net/
19: Bristol – Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB 7:00pm. £19.80 www.theklabristol.co.uk/ 0117 929 3301
23: Milton Keynes – The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 8LU 8:00am £18.50 01908 280800 / 01908 280800 www.stables.org/
24: Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Rd, Southsea PO4 0JW www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk/ 8:00pm £13.50 023 9286 3911
25: London – Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London, N12UD 7:00pm http://www.islington.gov.uk/assemblyhall/
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WARM RAIN Here Comes The Rain Again (Rain Recordings)
DARWIN Cosmic Rays (indie)
MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND Love & Beyond (Frontiers)
MARQUIS DRIVE Shine On (indie)
YOUR LIFE & MINE Remind To Remember (indie)
EMERALD SUN What becomes Of You (indie)
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09:00-12:00 JIM PETERIK WORLD STAGE Winds Of Change (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 WHITESNAKE Flesh & Blood (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 BUFORD POPE The Waiting Game (Unchained Records)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
NEVER THE BRIDE Surprise (2005)
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