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Songwriter Albert Hammond to appear at The Apex....

Albert Hammond is one of the world's greatest songwriters; his songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide, including over 30 chart-topping hits. He has been writing for fifty years and there has not been a single decade in which Albert has not written a hit song, since he scored his first hit with ‘Little Arrows’ in 1968 (sang by Leapy Lee).

Albert achieved success in the early 1970s, as an artist with his songs ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’ and ‘The Free Electric Band’. He has since built a career as a prolific songwriter, artist and producer in both English-speaking and Latin markets. What sets Albert Hammond apart as a songwriter, (he has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and has received an OBE and an Ivor Novello Award), is that Albert doesn’t just write hits—he writes timeless classics. Many of his most beloved songs, like ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘When I Need You’, have become hits multiple times with various artists.

Some of Albert’s many other successful songs include ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ (performed by Starship – nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy), ‘To All the Girls I've Loved Before’ (Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias), ‘One Moment in Time’ (Whitney Houston), ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love’ (Chicago), ‘Don’t Turn Around’ (Aswad, Neil Diamond, and Ace of Base), and ‘Gimme Dat Ding’ (The Pipkins).

Among the many other artists Hammond has co-written songs for are Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Roy Orbison, Westlife, Michael Ball, Cliff Richard and Nancy Sinatra.

Albert Hammond’s live performances showcase his tremendous musical abilities. He will be joined on stage by his four-piece band to present a stunning journey through his songs, and the stories behind them.

Albert Hammond plays at The Apex on Monday 12 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £23.50. For more information, or to book, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk.

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