Soft Cell’s Marc Almond has got two things going for him. One: a lengthy music career, launched in 1979 & still going strong, including an upcoming live show (on his website this Friday, May 29th). Two: Pure, sweet and pitch perfect pipes. Thus, the ultimate reason for his well-deserved acclaim and massive continued success.
This is something I can personally vouch for, as I had the lucky opportunity to have witnessed Mr. Almond live in concert, in the late 80’s (his heyday). He could have been an international Opera star with those pipes; he’s just that excellent.
What a flamboyant and exciting performer. I still remember that he was adorned in spangled and feathered costumes and that he was literally perched on a throne; music royalty indeed.
Performs LIVE Friday, May 29 at 7pm. All that and he will adhere to social distancing rules.
He’ll play songs from Chaos, and of course, all the hits!
According to sources, Almond’s career spans over four decades and has enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim. He’s sold over 30 million records worldwide.
Recent & former collaborators include Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux, Nico, Jools Holland, Bronski Beat, Rosenstolz, John Cale, David Johannson, [and] 60’s icons Gene Pitney and PJ Proby (whom he produced an album for in 1998 entitled Legend). These collaborations have led to some of the most iconic moments in music history.
Almond is also an acclaimed actor and author with two bestsellers under his star-studded belt. And he is in fact, a newly-minted member of the royal order.
We can now refer to him as Sir Almond, as “he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2018, for services to arts and culture.”
Adding to the lengthy list of Almond’s accomplishments, “Chaos And A Dancing Star”–Almond’s newest album–was released on January 31st. 2020.
In order to promote the new release, Mr. Almond is embracing technology in order to provide live entertainment to his fans.
On his official website, Almond recently announced “I’m excited to bring my first ever online concert coming live from a recording studio location.”
His fans have responded and can’t wait to hear his new music and music from back in the day!
Almond states his reasoning for producing the upcoming virtual event:
“Recording studios are struggling, sound engineers may not have jobs to go back to if the studios close, [and] there is very little government assistance for musicians, studios, and the arts in general. Concerts have been cancelled, projects placed on hold and we don’t have an end in sight at the moment. It’s a nail biting time for our industry (and many others) and I hope that through concerts like these we can spread some joy, bring everyone together through music and give a little back to the people behind it all.”
Sound reasoning from a swell fellow and fine performer. Catch Sir Almond live in concert this Friday, May 29th at 7pm (BST timezone).
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