Alison Moyet Announce2019 Tour

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Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her piano tuning studies came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a worldwide hit for her and Vince Clarke, the duo otherwise known as Yazoo. Completely by accident, she found herself thrust into the spotlight of the mainstream pop world.

Yazoo went on to reinvent British dance music, merging cool synthesised soundscapes with soul. Two albums and a Brit Award for Best New Band later, aged just 23 she signed a solo deal with Columbia and recorded the multi-million selling debut ‘Alf’. Released in 1984 the album spawned three UK Top 10 hits and won her a Brit for Best Female Artist.

Her Top 10 album ‘Voice’ was released to great acclaim in September 2004 and quickly earned gold status in the UK selling over a quarter of a million copies.

In 2005 Alison embarked on a sold out UK tour entitled One Blue Voice’, performing with an eight-piece band including a string quartet. That year she also filmed a special version of the ‘One Blue Voice’ concert at The Hospital in Covent Garden which was released on DVD.

2014 saw Alison release a fantastic live album from ‘the minutes’ tour entitled ‘minutes and seconds – live’. She continued to tour Europe in 2015 and Cooking Vinyl released deluxe editions of three albums from her catalogue – ‘Hometime’, ‘Voice’ and ‘The Turn’. Burberry invited Alison to perform with a 32 piece orchestra (arranged and conducted by Joe Duddell) at their prestigious London Fashion Week womenswear show in Hyde Park.

In 2016 Alison was involved in the RSC’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. She composed and performed a new arrangement of ‘Sigh No More Ladies’ (from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’) for their BBC2 live special. 2016 saw deluxe edition releases of her seminal solo albums ‘Alf’ ‘Raindancing’ ‘Hoodooo’ and ‘Essex’, released via BMG. Alison also became a student – studying sculpture whilst writing her new record.

2017 saw Alison release her second studio album on Cooking Vinyl, also her second collaboration with Guy Sigsworth. ‘Other’ was supported by her largest tour in 36 years, taking in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. She subsequently released ‘The Other Live Collection’, a live album recorded during The Other Tour. As the year closed, Alison was named as Classic Pop Magazine’s Solo Artist of the Year.

In January 2019 Alison returned to Europe for a second leg of The Other Tour and in February she joined Tears For Fears as the Special Guest on their UK Arena Tour.