Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime.
He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.
Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter. Born in Trinidad, Billy settled in London’s East End when he was just seven years old.
Billy got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish Love Really Hurts Without You, which reached number two in the UK charts and number 12 in the US.
Two top twenty singles followed - Love on Delivery and Stop Me, then Red Light Spells Danger became a smash in both the UK and the US.
Billy changed record labels and his move to Jive Records provided instant success, with the million selling American number one single Caribbean Queen for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal.
His other hits include Loverboy, Suddenly and the now classic Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car.
Paul Carrack is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack 'The Man with the Golden Voice', while Record Collector remarked: "If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.
Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters' backing band, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings.
From the mid-1980s to the early 2000's, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics.
Boomtown Rats; Bob Geldof, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts, and Pete Briquette reform..
The original Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Johnnie Fingers or Gerry Cott.
Their first single, 'Lookin' After No. 1', came out in August 1977. It reached the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, the first of a long string of successes. The album 'The Boomtown Rats' was released the next month. it included another massive hit, 'Mary of the 4th Form'.
The critically acclaimed 'A Tonic for the Troops' (1978), featured three hit singles, 'Like Clockwork', 'She's So Modern' and 'Rat Trap', which became the first rock song by an Irish band to reach number one in the UK. 'Rat Trap' was also the first new wave song to hit number one on the pop charts. In 1979, 'I Don't Like Mondays', also reached number one in the UK and became a worldwide hit.
The Boomtown Rats sing on the Band Aid record Do They Know It's Christmas. In its first week of release the single became the UK's fastest seller of all time, entering the chart at number one and going on to sell over three million copies, making it the biggest-selling single in UK history up to that point
On July 13th 1985 The Boomtown Rats played the Live Aid Concert in front of billions of people.
Since 2013, the Rats have enjoyed sell out tours in the UK and Europe and are now a regular feature on the festival circuit bringing their show to Worcester for the “Concert of Legends”.
RAY LEWIS' DRIFTERS
Ray was originally with The Drifters spanning the period 1980-1988, and now recreates that great sound of Motown for which he was famously known for.
When the talented young singer named Ray Lewis joined one of the world's biggest bands, The Drifters, the existing lead singer, Johnny Moore, was leaving the band, and the group's management, the Treadwell family, decided that Ray was the ideal person to replace him.
As one of the biggest selling bands of all time, The Drifters have collated a huge catalogue of over fifty hits, including timeless classics such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘On Broadway,’ ‘Up on the Roof’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies.’
Odyssey's UK top 10 classic hits include Native New Yorker, Use It Up And Wear It Out, Looking For A Way Out, Inside Out and Going Back To My Roots as well as the rare groove soul anthem Don't Tell Me Tell Her. Their fusion of soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and latin-caribbean rhythms continue to make them popular around the world. In the great tradition that has made them famous, Odyssey's new releases carry their classic sound forward as "old school meets new school meets old school".
THE GLORY DAYS of top vocal group Odyssey, one of the most successful soul/disco acts of their era, culminated in the early 1980s when they topped the charts with “Use It Up And Wear It Out”, scoring several other Top Ten hits in Britain and throughout the world.
From their debut album emerged their first smash single – “Native New Yorker”, an international hit late in 1977. Additionally, Lillian’s eldest son, Steven Collazo had become part of Odyssey behind the scenes, recording as a background vocalist, journeyman session musician and musical director for their live performances and tours. A couple of years later, the group cut their “Hang Together” album. It contained Use It Up And Wear It Out, while the flipside, “Don’t Tell Me, Tell Her” received
Performing around the UK, Europe and the Middle East through the 80s and into the 90s, the journey continued. In 1994, Steven moved up to co-front the group and produce new versions of the Odyssey classics while appearing with Lillian on television, touring the arenas, top hotels, clubs, major holiday resorts and festivals throughout the UK and Europe.
Steven Collazo continues his mother's legacy, taking the “odyssey” forward and further with an array of talented singers, musicians, DJs and producers. Sharing the stage with Steven are: Romina Johnson, who's known her own success with producer Artful Dodger on the hit single "Movin Too Fast" and Jerdene Wilson, international entertainer and song stylist.
We look forward to seeing you again in September...
Information, and our most frequently asked questions.
The event begins at 1pm
There is NO parking available at the cricket ground for standard ticket holders.
No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue. A large selection of food and drink is available to purchase on site. Drinks will be priced at standard pub prices (no inflated £5/6 a pint shocks). Food will be available on site at fair prices, once again, no silly prices. We will have more bars on site for 2017 and a greater selection of food outlets.
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