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22 October 2009

November dates for Eddy and the Frontline Orchestra in addition to UB40 supports

The hugely influential and successful rocker Eddy Grant announces a series of intimate UK shows with his Frontline Orchestra around their appearances as the support on the forthcoming UB40 tour. Eddy has been reconnecting with his UK fans of late and this tour with a full band will truly showcase this celebrated multi-million selling talent. Last year saw Eddy release the hit collection "Road To Reparation: The Very Best Of Eddy Grant" through UMTV and make acclaimed appearances at the Glastonbury and Montreux Jazz Festivals, and the Mandela birthday concert and Wireless events in London. Eddy also performed to a global audience at the spectacular finale of the IPL cricket tournament in South Africa in May 2009 ? and has also recorded "Bafana Bafana We Love You" for the South Africa football World Cup.

NOVEMBER 2009
Weds 25th Edinburgh Studio 24 www.ticketweb.co.uk 7pm
Fri 27th Aberdeen Warehouse www.ticketweb.co.uk 7.30pm
Sat 28th Crewe M Club www.themclub.co.uk 7.30pm
Sun 29th Hull Welly www.giveitsomewelly.co.uk 8pm

DECEMBER 2009
Mon 14th Bristol Fiddlers www.ticketweb.co.uk 8.30pm
Sun 20th Oxford Academy www.seetickets.com 7pm

Eddy Grant first hit the number one spot in the UK and Europe with "Baby Come Back" as part of The Equals in 1966. The celebrated multi-racial group had more hits but after a serious illness he left the band, returned to Guyana to recuperate and prepared to launch his hugely successful solo career. A true perfectionist, he played every single instrument, sang every vocal part and produced every track on all of his solo albums

Best known for huge hits "I Don't Wanna Dance" and "Electric Avenue", Eddy Grant's songwriting was often as politically-charged as it was commercially-flavoured. The Clash featured a cover of "Police On My Back" for their Sandinista triple-set, and "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" was a thinly veiled attack on Apartheid. As his solo career took off, Eddy Grant moved to Barbados and set up Blue Wave studio. He continued to release tracks by classic calypso and soca artists on his label Ice Records, as well as 'Ringbang' tracks, a genre of Caribbean music he created. Continuing to produce his own material, Eddy Grant is as active and relevant as ever.

Eddy Grant shows promise great music - all the huge hits featured on "Road To Reparation: The Very Best Of Eddy Grant" - and a good time for all. Don't miss him.

For more information contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or chris@chrishewlett.com

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