Grammy, Brit and Mobo award winning Billy Ocean has today announced that he will be playing a one-off show at London's IndigO2 on Thursday 31st October. Billy Ocean tickets to this fully seated event go on-sale 9am on Friday 5th July.
The most successful black recording star in Britain released his latest album 'Here You Are' on Aqua Music in April of this year to critical acclaim. 'Sounding remarkably fresh, but staying true to his old-school roots' - Pride Magazine
Billy has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world. Having hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK, Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.
His latest 10 track album presents songs which have influenced Billy over his musical career including tracks such as 'No Woman, No Cry' by the legend Bob Marley, 'You Send Me' by Otis Reading and 'It Was A Very Good Year' by Frank Sinatra.
Billy's reggae infused soulful voice is as strong and distinctive as it was when he struck worldwide success back in the 1970s. Billy had his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish 'Love Really Hurts Without You', which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US. Two top twenty singles followed; 'Love on Delivery' and 'Stop Me', then 'Red Light Spells Danger' became a smash in both the UK and the US.
Back in 1993, Billy decided to take a break to spend some well earned time with his family. This break ended up extending to 15 years and in 2007, with the kids all grown up, Billy went back out to perform his hits again, this time with his daughter Cherie on backing vocals, taking in the UK and Europe, USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The tour was a great success and culminated in Billy getting the bug once more for writing and recording. 2008 saw him back in the studio recording his brand new album 'Because I Love You' - which was released in 2009. 2010 saw Billy back on the road again with his band in the UK, Europe and the US and the release of 'The Very Best of Billy Ocean', which entered the UK album charts at number 17 and sold 72,000 copies in 4 weeks.
Billy Ocean will be bringing back his infectious blend of Caribbean soul, funk, pop and R'n'B to the IndigO2 in October. Don't miss out.
Thursday 31 October 2013 - IndigO2