Tickets for Billy Ocean in the town gardens bowl on Saturday 15 June are flying out of the Swindon Arts Centre box office.
With over 30 million record sales Billy is the most successful black recording star Britain has ever produced. And he is proving very popular here in Swindon with nearly 500 tickets sold already and five weeks left to go yet. He will be supported by the fabulous Hazell Dean.
From his 70’s hits such as Love Really Hurts and Red Light to the 80’s mega hits of Caribbean Queen and When The Going Gets Tough, he has blessed the charts with many timeless songs. After taking a break to spend time with his family, Billy when back on the road in 2007 and released a new album ‘Because I Love You’ in 2008.
Billy recently went into the studio with old collaborator Barry Eastmond to record a new album due to be released next year and will be playing more live dates round the globe. He’ll be performing in the Bristol the week before his Swindon gig at an 80’s festival.
Warming us up is Hazell Dean who’s first big hit ‘Searchin’ was number one in the UK Dance Chart in 1983. She then joined Stock Aitken Waterman club and had many top ten hits such as ‘Whatever I Do, Wherever I Go’, ‘Who’s Leaving Who’ and ‘Turn It Into Love’.
Hazel’s new single ‘This is my life’ is bound to be a big hit on the club scene and features exclusive mixes by Matt Pop, Dean and Ware and Sleazesisters. She last appeared at the Bowl back in 2011 as part of an 80s concert and was a huge hit with the Swindon audience.
At Swindon Bowl concert goers can bring their own food (and soft drinks in sealed bottles/cans) but no alcohol can be taken into the venue. There’ll be a bar in the Bowl where you can buy food and drink.
Gates: 6.30pm, Concert starts 7.30pm
Tickets: Advance Price £20, Children £5
On the gate if available: £25, Children £5
See more info on the 2013 Bowl Concerts at www.swindon.gov.uk/bowlconcerts where you can book online.
Or call the Swindon Arts Centre Box Office on 01793 614837 between 12noon and 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays.