Enduring music star in Hastings

An enduring name of British pop right from the 1970’s, Tony Christie is still creating new music which he brings to Hastings this autumn.

He is of course best know for Is This the Way to Amarillo?, I Did What I Did for Maria, and Don’t Go Down to Reno.

His popularity wanted but he became hip again working with Jack White and Jarvis Cocker, and Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights employed Is This the Way to Amarillo? as its theme song, and it was used for Comic Relief.

Numerous collections and one-off singles followed, with the full-length Made in Sheffield (produced by longtime fans Richard Hawley and Colin Elliot) arriving in 2008. Released in 2011, Now’s the Time, Christie’s 19th studio album, found the singer exploring his Northern soul roots with producer Richard Barrett and Michael Ward.

This year sees Tony release a collaborative Irish Folk album with the new exciting folk cross-over band Ranagri. The end result is an album titled ‘The Great Irish Song Book’ and takes Tony back to his Irish roots and he has dedicated this album to Paddy Fitzgerald, his father who passed on ten years ago. He will perform at the White Rock Theatre on Friday October 23 - for tickets call box office on 01424 462288.