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.