“Probably the most quintessentially English pop voice of its generation” – The Times
Colin Blunstone, vocalist of The Zombies and solo artist in his own right, embarks on his first solo tour for ten years to coincide with the release of his new album ‘The Ghost Of Me And You.’ Currently standing at ten dates, the tour starts in Southampton on February 11th, visiting Wolverhampton, Crewe, Glasgow, Swindon, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sutton and Dartford, before concluding in Liverpool on February 24th.
“Although it has been brilliant touring the world with The Zombies over the last few years, I am really excited to be planning a tour with my own all star band. We will of course play many of my solo hits and also feature a selection of tunes from the new album.”
"Colin Blunstone's voice is one of the greatest British vocal sounds of the 20th Century." Sir Tim Rice, Evening Standard
Nobody sings like Colin Blunstone, the mild-mannered man from St Albans who became one of Britain’s most respected and popular vocalists. Lead singer with The Zombies, his distinctive voice (described by Clash Magazine as “wispy wonderfulness”) manages to be both sweetly angelic and deceptively strong and was a key element of the band’s sound. Subsequent solo hits included ‘Say You Don't Mind’, ‘I Don't Believe In Miracles and the 1981 hit ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted’. More recently Colin has enjoyed writing, recording and touring with Zombies bandmate Rod Argent and in March 2008 reunited with the original Zombies line up to perform Odessey & Oracle for the first time at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
13 years after its conception Colin Blunstone’s “new” album ‘The Ghost Of You And Me’ will be released in February. Produced by Jon Sweet with multi-award-winning writer and arranger Chris Gunning (who previously worked with Colin on ‘Say You Don’t Mind’) the album will be released on Colin’s own label Ennismore Records distributed by Absolute/ Universal.
“Jon Sweet and I have been recording tracks together for as long as I can remember, initially producing an album called ‘Echo Bridge’ which is one of my favourite solo albums. More recently we have been joined by Chris who immediately brought a freshness and focus to the project with his wonderful and unique string arrangements."
"Colin Blunstone's solo oeuvre seems more relevant than ever, by turns breathy, ethereal, and operatic" – Billboard
Arts Centre, Devizes Road
Tuesday 17 February – 8pm