Rick Astley is back with a new album and a new UK tour scheduled for the autumn of 2018. The chart-topping eighties icon will play more than 15 dates on a tour that begins in Glasgow on 25th October and ends in Liverpool on 17th November.
Roger Waters was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands in history. Between Pink Floyd's formation in 1965 and his departure in 1984, Roger Waters was the band's bass player, co-lead singer and primary songwriter. He penned many of Pink Floyd's classic albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.
As well as being part of the massively successful boy band Boyzone, Ronan Keating has also pursued a successful solo career. As a solo artist, Ronan has released a total of 8 studio albums, of which three have reached number one in the UK album chart.
Canadian rock band Rush is considered to be one of the most progressive and popular rock bands on the planet. The trio – consisting of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – have sold more than 40 million records worldwide thanks to their inventive musicianship and intelligent lyrics.
S Club 7 were formed in the late 1990s as a 7-piece pop group with an accompanying TV show. The format was very successful and, during the five years that the group was together, they had four UK No.1 singles and one UK No.1 album to celebrate.
Carlos Santana has been performing his unique style of Latin Rock since 1967. As a band, SANTANA has collected 8 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. Carlos has also received 2 Grammy Awards as a solo artist. The band has released more than thirty albums and sold more than 100 million records!
Consisting of Jake Shears, Babydaddy, Anamatronic, Del Marquis and Randy Real, the Scissor Sisters are an American disco/pop group heavily influenced by New York's club scene. They have enjoyed huge success in the UK and Europe and are best known for their smash hit, I Don't Feel Like Dancin'.
Cardiff-born Shakin' Stevens was a huge success in the eighties with hits like Green Door, Oh Julie and This Ole House. Shakin' Stevens (Michael Barratt) had fifteen top ten hits including four number ones and began his career as Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets. Stevens left the Sunsets after being offered the role of Elvis in the West End musical of the same name.
Columbian born Shakira was a household name in Latin America long before she became known on the World stage. Initially Shakira recorded music in her native Spanish, but then in 2001 she released the album Laundry Service, which was her first recording in English. The album was an instant success and went on to sell more than 20 million copies Worldwide, propelling Shakira into the superstar league.
Sheryl Crow is an American singer-songwriter whose career took off with the release of the hit single All I Wanna Do in 1994. The song was the third single from Sheryl's debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, and its success helped her to win three Grammy Awards in 1995.
Manchester soul band Simply Red, led by the flame-haired Mick Hucknall, have sold more than 50 million records during a highly successful 25+ year career. The band's many hits include Holding Back the Years, Stars and Fairground.
Spandau Ballet is one of Britain's most iconic bands. Led by suave frontman Tony Hadley, Spandau Ballet dominated the New Romantic scene throughout the 1980s, notching up ten Top Ten singles and four Top Ten albums during that period.
New Wave band Squeeze formed in 1974 in Deptford, London, and had much success throughout the 80s and 90s. Their most famous member, Jools Holland, was with them from the start and through most of the 80s, but the two stalwarts of the band are Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, who are both responsible for writing all of Squeeze's hits.
Status Quo were formed in the 60s, but commercial success didn't arrive until the 70s when the band developed their distinctive boogie-rock sound. Status Quo pursue a relentless touring schedule, which has won them many fans across the UK and mainland Europe.
Steps burst onto the music scene in the late 90s with their unique brand of cheesy pop and camp dance routines. The five-piece group released three studio albums and one compilation album between 1997 and 2001, selling more than 14 million records in the process. However, after completing the Gold: Greatest Hits tour at the end of 2001, the group split up.
Steve Winwood is an established singer songwriter best known for his hit single, Higher Love. Steve is a highly talented instrumentalist with his main instruments being Hammond organ and guitar. His early career consisted mainly of backing artists such as BB King, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters but at the young age of 14, Steve joined the Spencer Davis Group where he co-wrote the smash hit Gimme Some Loving.
Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in 1950, Stevie Wonder is one of Motown's best loved musicians. As the writer of greats such as Superstition, Isn't She Lovely (written about his daughter, Aisha) and I Just Called To Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder has enjoyed worldwide success.
Sting was the lead singer and bass player in the 1980s super-group The Police. Since the mid-eighties Sting has enjoyed a highly successful solo career with multi-platinum selling albums and several Grammy awards. Sting's solo work is best described as eclectic. He has pursued various musical directions, including classical and folk, as well as the more mainstream rock and pop.
Taylor Swift will visit the UK for a series of huge shows in Manchester and London during the summer of 2018 as part of her Reputation Stadium Tour.
The Beach Boys' vocal harmonies are synonymous with the California surf-rock sound of the early 1960s. The band's early hits include Surfin USA and I Get Around. The Beach Boys' most acclaimed work is to be found on the psychedelic-rock album Pet Sounds, which was released in 1966.