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Roachford - Twice in a Lifetime: Album review

“I think that, with this album, I finally get to showcase just who I am - an artist, songwriter, a pianist,” says Roachford.

“I never wanted to be a fleeting popstar chasing momentary fame; I’ve always been in this for the music and for the long haul – and I’m still here. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a better place than I am right now.”

Say the name Roachford and you’ll probably remember the fantastic 80s pop hit ‘Cuddly Toy’ complete with that distinctive guitar riff intro.

Roachford's new album 'Twice in a Lifetime' is out in September. (40499161)
Roachford's new album 'Twice in a Lifetime' is out in September. (40499161)

This new album is a slightly different sound for Roachford (full name Andrew Roachford) and it showcases his soulful voice to perfection.

There’s a real gospel feel, too, in the opening track ‘High on Love’ and second track ‘Love Remedy’. He even teams up with another soul legend - Beverley Knight - for ‘What We Had’.

A holder of an MBE for his services to music, Roachford has enjoyed success for over 30 years, with another previous hit including ‘Only To Be With You’. He’s had ten solo albums, songwriting credits for artists including Chaka Khan and Joss Stone, and is a member of Mike Rutherford’s Mike + the Mechanics.

His tour is planned for May and June 2021.

Zoe Myall

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