Roachford has become one of the most compelling, and consistent rock and soul artists the UK has produced since Cuddly Toy (a mainstay of radio airplay for over three decades) reached number four in the charts back in 1988. He has released 10 studio albums and several greatest hits collections, been sought-after as a songwriter by the likes of Michael Jackson, Joss Stone & Chaka Khan, and consistently toured on his own and with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. For the past nine years, he has been part of Mike + the Mechanics, recording with Mike Rutherford’s post-Genesis band, playing live with them across the world. In January, Roachford received an MBE for Services to Music. When the Princess Royal asked him what he does, Roachford replied “I said that I try to evoke emotions from people through music.”
And so, in 2020, Andrew Roachford finds himself writing and recording the best songs of his life for new album “Twice in a Lifetime”. Produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Paolo Nutini, Duffy, Amy Winehouse) and featuring several members of Winehouse’s band as well as a duet with Beverley Knight, it’s full of grit and the most tremendous sonic energy.
Already with an epic 5 weeks of Radio 2 A list airplay on 1st single “Love Remedy”, follow up “High on Love” has just started April as the 3rd most played song on Radio 2, with its echoes of Womack and Womack in both a celebration of the purity of love and the acknowledgement that love can often come from a dark place. Roachford is someone who channels the energy of James Brown before going on stage each night, and who, on record, summons up the spirit of everyone from Al Green to Joe Cocker. When he sings, you listen. To coincide with the September 11 album release, Roachford will embark on a UK & European Tour. Dates at: https://roachford.co.uk/
5 days of maximum music magic!
Klein Strand Oostende 25-29 august 2021