Friday, 27. October 2017, Southampton, Roachford ~ plus special guest Rothwell

from 27. October 2017 - 20:00 till 23:00
Southampton
United KingdomSouthampton466 Portswood RoadSO17 3SD
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£15 Adv/£17 Door Age 18+ (14+ Accompanied)



Roachford
Long overdue return for this cultured pop singer songwriter who gave a brilliant show last time. Best known for hits 'Cuddly Toy', 'This Generation' and 'Family Man', Andrew Roachford is a great live performer.

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. As the first artist to sign a staggering seven-album deal with Columbia Records, it heralded the beginning of something big. “Getting signed and being a black British artist gave me a sense of pride” enthuses Andrew.

Like any artist worth their salt, Andrew Roachford’s music is the result of many things. Raised in south London to West Indian parents, as a child of the 70s and 80s, it’s no wonder that his music sounds the way it does. Influenced by everyone from Al Green, Michael Jackson to David Bowie Andrew’s formative years were also spent listening to Radio One, reggae and jazz. Pinpointing the beginning of his musical career as a child he vividly remembers being mysteriously drawn from his bed to play the piano in his living room. “There was always a piano in the house and I just got up and started playing even though I’d never played before. There was something quite surreal and magical about it.” Looking at Andrew Roachford’s family history, though, it shouldn’t come as any surprise.

Rothwell

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Rothwell, a young British singer-­songwriter from Bristol ready to make her mark on the music world, with her sultry and rich voice. Following her debut EP release last year, Rothwell was awarded ‘Best Record’ at The Unsigned Music Awards.

Her latest single ‘Love Any Longer’ was released last month and received support from Spotify & BBC Introducing. The track is produced by Hugh Worskett (Will Joseph Cook, Birdy). Rothwells next single ‘Voodoo’ will be available on all platforms on 11th August.

In 2016 Rothwell supported Paul Simon on his European tour and Justin Bieber on his UK Arena Tour. Rothwell wrote & features on Metriks (Hospital Records) single ‘We Got It’. The track was released earlier this year and received support from Radio 1 & 1Xtra.

Rothwell is confirmed for British Summer Time, Isle of Wight Smoked & UnCut, Hope & Glory, LemonFest & Cornbury amongst others this summer.

“Her distinct, rich tones, and quintessentially British sound has meant each track she releases or features on is characteristically hers and its got us excited about her upcoming projects” Notion

“a wonderful piece of songwriting, all maturity blossoming and potential illuminating.” Clash

“On our radar as a ‘one to watch’ this summer” 1883 Magazine
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