Saturday, June 11, 2022

GILBERT O' SULLIVAN LEGENDARY 70S HITMAKER RELEASING EXCITING NEW ALBUM 'DRIVEN' ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO

 

GILBERT O' SULLIVAN

LEGENDARY HITMAKER OF THE 70S

RELEASING NEW ALBUM

entitled

'DRIVEN'

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS:

Rock Stars & Celebs 

WITH RAY SHASHO  



It was 1972 when the hit Alone Again (Naturally) sealed the fame for singer/songwriter Gilbert O’ Sullivan.

The song topped the USA charts for six weeks and garnered three Grammy nominations. Soon after, he got his first three British number one hits with Clair, Get Down and LP Back to Front. Gilbert was named “Songwriter of the Year” at the 18th Ivor Novello Awards, embarked on an 18-city UK tour and a USA tour, performed sold-out concerts, clocked another UK Top 10 hit with Why Oh Why Oh Why and in 1974 won a third Ivor Novello award. 

And today Gilbert’s twentieth studio album Driven finds him working with a new producer, the revered Andy Wright (Simple Minds, Simply Red, Eurythmics and Jeff Beck) recording with a full band at London’s famous RAK Studios. The direction of the album is an organic and raw affair, featuring a mix of ballads as well as upbeat songs, all written by an inimitable master craftsman. In a unique addition to this new album, Gilbert O’Sullivan has collaborated on duets with Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and KT Tunstall.



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TOUR DATES

2022

VENUE                  CITY                    DATE

New Theatre       Peterborough     Mon 11 Jul 2022

Grand Theatre   Lancaster  Tue 12 Jul 2022 

Town Hall Birmingham       Mon 18 July 2022

The Stables Milton Keynes     Fri 22 Jul 2022

The Central Theatre    Chatham   Sat 23 Jul 2022

The Arena  Walsall      Tue 26 Jul 2022

Corn Exchange   Exeter        Thu 28 Jul 2022

City Varieties Music Hall      Leeds Fri 5 Aug 2022

Wickham Festival        Hampshire Sun 7 Aug 2022

Opera House       Buxton       Mon 8 August 2022

Lime Tree Theatre       Limerick, Ireland               Fri 02 Sep 2022

Royal Theatre Castlebar      Castlebar, Ireland        Sat 03 Sep 2022

Watergate Theatre Kilkenny Kilkenny, Ireland         Tue 06 Sep 2022

Cork Opera House       Cork, Ireland      Fri 09 Sep 2022

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre   Dublin, Ireland   Sun 11 Sep 2022

Butlins       Minehead  Sat 1 Oct 2022

Liverpool Philharmonic        Liverpool   Mon 3 Oct 2022

St. George's Hall Bradford   Wed 5 Oct 2022

The Pavilion        Glasgow    Thu 6 Oct 2022

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle Sat 8 Oct 2022

RNCM        Manchester        Sun 9 Oct 2022

St. George's         Bristol        Tue 11 Oct 2022

Theatre Severn   Shrewsbury        Wed 12 Oct 2022

Tivoli Theatre     Wimbourne        Fri 14 Oct 2022

Kursaal Ostend  Belgium     Mon 17 Oct 2022

Muziekgebow     Eindhoven, Holland     Wed 19 Oct 2022

The Baths Hall    Scunthorpe Tue 31 Oct 2022

Le Carre    Amsterdam, Holland   Thu 8 Dec 2022

Barbican   London      Tue 1    Nov 2022


GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

Year  Title

1971  Himself

1st Studio album

Released: August 1971

1972  Back to Front

2nd Studio album

Released: 1972

1973  I'm a Writer, Not a Fighter

3rd Studio album

Released: September 1973

1974  A Stranger In My Own Back Yard

4th Studio album

Released: October 1974

1976  Greatest Hits

Released: November 1976

1977  Southpaw

5th Studio album

Released: November 1977

1980  Off Centre

6th Studio album

Released: October 1980

1981  20 Golden Greats

Released: 1981

1982  Life & Rhymes

7th Studio album

Released: October 1982

1986  The Very Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan

Released: October 1986

1987  Frobisher Drive (Germany Only)

8th Studio album

Released: 1987

1989  In the Key of G [Updated / Edited Version Of 'Frobisher Drive']

9th Studio album

Released: November 1989

1991  Nothing But The Best

Released: 1991

1992  Rare Tracks

Released: April 1992

1993  Sounds of the Loop

10th Studio album

Released: November 1991

1994  By Larry (also known as 'The Little Album')

11th Studio album

Released: April 1994

1995  The Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan: Live In Japan

Released: April 1995

1995  Every Song Has Its Play

12th Studio album

Released: May 1995

1997  Singer Sowing Machine

13th Studio album

Released: November 1997

2001  Irlish

14th Studio album

Released: October 2001

2003  Piano Foreplay

15th Studio album

Released: 2003

2004  The Berry Vest of Gilbert O'Sullivan

Released: March 2004

2007  A Scruff At Heart

16th Studio album

Released: March 2007

2011  Gilbertville

17th Studio album

Released: 31 January 2011

2012  The Very Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan: A Singer & His Songs

Released: 12 March 2012

2015  Latin ala G!

18th Studio album

Released: 8 June 2015

2018  Gilbert O'Sullivan

19th Studio album

Released: 24 August 2018

2022  Driven

20th Studio album

Released: 22 July 2022

 







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