Bri­tish singer, writer here to per­form, golf

Cole to play Mem­ber­tou Trade and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre tonight


Bri­tish singer-song­writer Lloyd Cole en­joyed chart-top­ping suc­cess in the UK pop mu­sic scene in the 1980s.

As lead singer and prin­ci­pal song­writer in Lloyd Cole and the Com­mo­tions, Cole was a main­stay in Bri­tish mu­sic along with The Smiths, The Cure and Elvis Costello and the At­trac­tions.

Cole, 54, has also had a long­stand­ing solo ca­reer. He’s cur­rently pro­mot­ing his 10th solo al­bum, “Stan­dards.”

He will make his de­but in Cape Bre­ton tonight when he takes the stage at the Mem­ber­tou Trade and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

Many crit­ics claim the al­bum rep­re­sents some of his best work to date.

Inspired by Bob Dy­lan’s 2012 al­bum, “Tem­pest,” and the fear- less­ness of Dy­lan’s song writ­ing, even in his ad­vanced years, Cole de­cided to write with­out bound­aries for the new record­ing.

“I just thought to my­self, ‘what would hap­pen if I just kind of let loose and not worry about whether it is ap­pro­pri­ate to be mak­ing this mu­sic or not? And just ba­si­cally fol­low my guts?’ And I did,” he said in an in­ter­view pro­mot­ing the al­bum.

Although this will be his de­but per­for­mance in Cape Bre­ton, Cole has spent time here on a pre­vi­ous trip.

An avid golfer and golf writer, Cole made a spe­cial trip to Cape Bre­ton a few sum­mers ago to play High­land Links and Cabot Links.

He is booked to play the new­est In­ver­ness golf course, the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Cabot Cliffs, with his son while in Cape Bre­ton on this trip.


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