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Legendary singer songwriter Roachford has announced his first major headline tour in over two years.

From the moment that Andrew Roachford found himself sitting at a piano aged four, music has been his way of making sense of the world.  Growing-up in London around a vibrant melting pot culture, he  was like a sponge absorbing diverse musical influences from reggae  and punk, to rock, Jazz and soul music. 

“I started listening to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Jimi Hendrix from a very early age and felt like I was tapping into an ancestry of music.  I felt a connection to these artists as people and the way they sing about love is etched into me”.

Andrew’s trademark has become his rare ability to put into words, feelings you didn’t even know you had, “It’s one of the reasons why I make music; to bring out those things that people feel, but haven’t always got a voice for. I like to bring the inner person to the forefront”. 

And over the years, anthems like ‘Only To Be With You’, ‘The Way I feel’ and “This Generation” to name but a few have done just that. 

“I’m always pushing myself as an artist.  When it comes to songwriting, I naturally gravitate to digging deep.  That’s how it works for me”.  With Platinum and Gold selling albums, a career that spans two decades, ever since busting onto the scene with his first hit song Cuddly Toy and the last five years seeing him writing and singing on everything from top-five selling international dance tracks to co-writing and touring with Mike and the Mechanics, Andrew is undeniably a prolific and unique talent. 

Tickets for Roachford go onsale Friday 22nd February at 10am via http://gigst.rs/Roachford

Sat 05 Oct 2019         Newcastle O2 Academy

Thu 10 Oct 2019        Norwich Waterfront

Fri 11 Oct 2019          Manchester O2 Ritz

Sat 12 Oct 2019         Birmingham O2 Academy 2

Thu 17 Oct 2019        Brighton Concorde 2

Fri 18 Oct 2019          Bristol O2 Academy

Sat 19 Oct 2019         London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire