ROACHFORD ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT TO TOM JONES IN TELFORD
Telford & Wrekin Council are delighted to announce that singer songwriter Roachford has been confirmed as support to Tom Jones in Telford on 3rd September.
Roachford has becomeone of the most compelling, and consistent rock and soul artists the UK hasproduced since Cuddly Toy (a mainstay of radio airplay for over three decades)reached number four in the charts back in 1988. He has released 10 studio albumsand several greatest hits collections, been sought-after as a songwriter by thelikes of Michael Jackson, Joss Stone & Chaka Khan, and consistently touredon his own and with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and TheChristians.
For the past nineyears, he has been part of Mike + the Mechanics, recording with MikeRutherford’s post-Genesis band, playing live with them across the world. InJanuary, Roachford received an MBE for Services to Music. When the PrincessRoyal asked him what he does, Roachford replied “I said that I try to evokeemotions from people through music.”
National treasure andWelsh icon Sir Tom Jones has had a career spanning over five decades, Tom is atour de force in music, winning the admiration of critics for his liveperformances and a career that has seen him record over 40 albums! In thattime, he has amassed more than 100 million record sales, scored 36 UK top 40hits and seen him knighted for his services to music.
Having just completed another series as a coach onThe Voice alongside Anne Marie, Olly Murs and will.i.am. Sir Tom has justreleased his much-anticipated new album Surrounded By Time which is on courseto be his 1st UK number one album two decades.
This is one of a number of events Telford & WrekinCouncil are working on with event promoter, Orchard, throughout the year.