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Albert Hammond: March 2018

Musical Legend back with 4 City SA Tour!

lbert Hammond; Photo: Novak DaySinger, songwriter and record producer, Albert Hammond is a prolific music industry giant, who has written commercially successful songs for some of the biggest names in the Music Industry, including Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Glen Campbell and Julio Iglesias, to name a few.

A solo singer in his own right, Hammond will be returning to South Africa in March 2019, for five shows in four different cities. Hammond is a regular visitor to our beautiful country, and over the last decade, has frequented different cities in South Africa to serenade audiences with classic hits like, It Never Rains in Southern California, Free Electric Band, I’m a Train and Peacemaker.

This is the very reason Charl Van Heyningen Enterprises decided to bring him back. Van Heyningen comments that Hammond is one of the greatest song-writers of our time – audiences love him and it is time for Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and P.E. to experience this music heavy weight.

Hammond has collaborated most notably with songwriters Mike Hazlewood, John Bettis, Diane Warren as well as Holly Knight and Carole Bayer Sager.

He further wrote commercially successful singles for a string of artists, including Joe Dolan, Willie Nelson and bands Ace of Base, Air Supply, Blue Mink, Chicago, Heart, Living in a Box, The Carpenters, The Hollies, The Pipkins, Starship, as well as Westlife. Notable songs co-written by Hammond include Make Me an Island and You’re Such a Good Looking Woman, by Joe Dolan, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, One Moment in Time, sung by Whitney Houston, The Air That I Breathe, a hit for The Hollies, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, a Julio Iglesias/Willie Nelson duet and When I Need You, by Leo Sayer. In 2015 he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

As a solo singer, Hammonds’ biggest and only Top 20 Billboard hit was It Never Rains in Southern California, a #5 US-hit, in 1972. For a time, he was part of the formation, The Family Dogg, with whom he had the hit A Way of Life. He has also produced for a number of artists, during his far reaching, illustrious career.

 

Albert Hammond Live in South Africa:

Spier Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch, 3 March 2019 and 4 March 2019, at 20:30

Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth, 6 March 2019, at 19:30

Kopanong Kovsiekerk, Bloemfontein, 8 March 2019, at 19:30

Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, 10 March 2019, at 17:00

Ticket prices vary depending on the venue and there are group booking specials.

Book your tickets via Computicket.

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