Pre­pare to Ham it up with Al­bert

Irish Independent - Farming - - RURAL LIFE -

AL­BERT HAM­MOND, one of the most suc­cess­ful song­writ­ers of all time, is set to per­form his juke­box of hit pop songs at the 3Arena in Dublin this Satur­day.

Ham­mond ( right)) is fa­mous as the writer of clas­sics like ‘It Never Rains In South­ern Cal­i­for­nia’, ‘The Free Elec­tric Band’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘When I Need You’, ‘To All The Girls I’ve Loved Be­fore’ and ‘One Mo­ment In Time’.

He also penned ‘Make Me An Is­land’ and ‘You’re Such A Good Look­ing Woman’, which made our own Joe Dolan an in­ter­na­tional star. Tick­ets are avail­able through

Tick­et­mas­ter.

— Danny O’Donoghue ( Mark Shee­han and Glen Power — have notched up phe­nom­e­nal sales of over 29 mil­lion records, and are one of the world’s big­gest-sell­ing live bands with 1.4 mil­lion tick­ets snapped up for their shows that in­cluded a mag­i­cal night at Croke Park.

De­spite their suc­cess, Danny tells me they have no in­ten­tion of slow­ing down any­time soon. “When we were grow­ing up, U2 were gods in Ire­land,” he ex­plains. “And they’re still com­pet­ing with ev­ery­body.”

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