On Sunday 3 April (Part 1) and Sunday 10 April (Part 2) at 18:00 GMT Colin Blunstone chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! about his career, with tracks from The Zombies and his solo albums. This interview edit discusses recent touring with The Zombies and the forthcoming solo dates. (4:28)
Colin Blunstone and his solo band take to the road again touring the UK in April.
Colin is an original member of The Zombies, with whom he still tours, and responsible for the vocals on worldwide hit ‘She’s Not There’
After The Zombies split in 1968 he released is first solo album ‘One Year’ on Epic Records, from which the hit single ‘Say You Don’t’ Mind’ was taken. Two more albums on Epic followed, ‘Ennismore’ and ‘Journey’ which spawned the hits, ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’ and ‘How Can We Dare To Be Wrong’.
He signed for Elton John’s Rocket label and released three more albums whilst providing vocals for Dave Stewart’s hit version of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ followed by further hits with Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ and The Alan Parson’s Project’s ‘Old And Wise’.
In the late-1990s he teamed up again with his Zombies fellow member, Rod Argent, and this reunion continues to this day, the band having recently played several dates in the USA including a rock cruise.
Colin Blunstone’s latest solo album – ‘On The Air Tonight’ – was released in 2013.
15th Derby, Flowerpot - 25 King Street, Derby DE1 3DZ 01332 204955 www.flowerpotderby.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org £15 Time tbc
16th Hessle, South Lane, Hessle, HU13 0RR 01482648566 http://www.skiddle.com/venues/8952/ 7.30-11pm £15 + B/Fee
17th Milton Keynes, The Stables - Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU 01908 280800 www.stables.org 8pm £20 + B/fee
19th Sale, Waterside - Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF 0161 912 5616 www.watersideartscentre.co.uk 7.30pm £20 Adv
20th Bilston, Robin 2 – 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LJ 01902 497860 www.therobin.co.uk £16 Adv £17.50 door + Support . Colin on stage 9pm
22nd Southampton, The Brook - 466 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SD 023 8055 5366 http://www.the-brook.com/?p=9219 + support 8pm £15 Adv £17 door
23rd Fletching, Trading Boundries – Sheffield Green, Uckfield TN22 3RB www.tradingboundaries.com £25-£55 Doors strictly 7pm
24th London, The Borderline (moved from Jazz Café, due to change of ownership)
Gig review (Sale, 19 April)
The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk
(Sunday 25 April 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT)
It’s an Anniversary Show celebrating a year of Sunday Sessions.
Next session: Sunday 23 May, 21:00 GMT and 16:00 EST
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 18 April 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 April 2021.
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Featured Albums w/c 19 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 STEPHEN CRANE Kicks (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 THE TREATMENT Waiting For Good Luck (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here (Proper)
Power Plays w/c 3 May 2021 (Mon-Fri)
THE COLD STARES In The Night Time (Mascot)
NATHALIE MIRANDA Battle Scars (You Won’t Forget My Name) (indie)
RAMES Eleanor Street (indie)
THE STEADY LETTERS The Blue (indie)
CRIMSON RIOT Shatter (Golden Robot Records)
THUNDERMOTHER You Can’t Handle Me (AFM Records)
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