News: COLIN BLUNSTONE UK Tour Dates April 2016 and Interview

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)

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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  £15  Time tbc
16th Hessle, South Lane, Hessle, HU13 0RR   01482648566 7.30-11pm   £15 + B/Fee
17th Milton Keynes, The Stables -    Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU  01908 280800   8pm £20 + B/fee
19th Sale, Waterside -  Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF   0161 912 5616  7.30pm  £20 Adv
20th Bilston, Robin 2 – 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LJ   01902 497860                               £16 Adv  £17.50 door + Support . Colin on stage 9pm
22nd Southampton, The Brook -  466 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SD  023 8055 5366      + support        8pm £15 Adv  £17 door
23rd Fletching, Trading Boundries   – Sheffield Green, Uckfield TN22 3RB £25-£55 Doors strictly 7pm
24th  London, The Borderline (moved from Jazz Café, due to change of ownership)

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SANGUINE Ignite (Odyssey Music)
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SAINTS OF SIN Nasty Love (indie)
FLYING COLORS The Loss Inside (Mascot)
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