Tony Christie will be stopping off at the Lyceum Theatre in Crewe during his 2015 UK Tour.
The concert takes place on Friday 9th October at Crewe Lyceum Theatre with special guest Ranagri.
Book your tickets now online at crewelyceum.co.uk or by calling the Box Office – 01270 368 242
Enjoy Tony Christie in a night of hits and new songs live at the Lyceum Theatre!
A little about Tony Christie and his rise to stardom;
Born Anthony Fitzgerald in South Yorkshire, England, on April 25, 1943, At 18 he joined the popular local group the Counterbeats, later fronting his own combo, Tony Christie & the Trackers.
After mounting a solo career, he cut his debut single, “Life’s Too Good to Waste,” followed by “Turn Around.”
In 1971 LP Las Vegas proved the singer’s breakthrough, generating the Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield-penned smash “Is This the Way to Amarillo?” (a number one hit in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Spain), “I Did What I Did for Maria,” and “Don’t Go Down to Reno.”
Christie remained a constant of the European charts for much of the decade via subsequent hits including “Avenues and Alleyways” (the theme to the television series The Protectors) and “The Queen of Mardi Gras,” selling more than ten million records during the Me Decade.
He also hosted his own BBC variety series, and in 1976 played the role of Magaldi during recording sessions for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita.
Christie scored a massive comeback hit with 1990’s “Kiss in the Night.” However, he again spent a number of years on the cabaret circuit before enjoying a new wave of popularity and credibility via the 1999 single “Walk Like a Panther,” written for him by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
The single earned Christie his first appearance on Top of the Pops in a quarter century, and his newfound hipster cachet was further solidified when the smash comedy series Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights employed “Is This the Way to Amarillo?” as its theme song.
Tony has recently recorded a collaborative Irish Folk album with the new exciting folk cross over band Ranagri. The end result is an album titled ‘The Great Irish Song Book’ and takes Tony back to his Irish roots and he has dedicated this album to Paddy Fitzgerald, his father who passed on ten years ago. Tony’s father and grandparents were part of a travelling Ceilidh band from Co Mayo and he has recorded some of the songs that he remembers dearly from his childhood.
The Great Irish Song Book will be released September 18th.
For more information on The Great Irish Song Book album visit – ranagri.com/the-great-irish-song-book
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