Last tour for award-win­ning singer song­writer Char­lie Lands­bor­ough as he pre­pares for his Scot­tish dates

The Oban Times - - LEISURE - Ad­ver­tis­ing Fea­ture

Char­lie Lands­bor­ough may be pre­par­ing to hang up his gui­tar and re­tire, but the singer song­writer will be in Oban and Camp­bel­town this week­end as part of his last tour of Scot­land.

Char­lie started singing pro­fes­sion­ally in the 1970s, al­though his ma­jor suc­cess did not come un­til 1994 with his song, What Colour is the Wind. He is one of the UK’s top coun­try acts and is also pop­u­lar in Ire­land, Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

Char­lie is gen­er­ally recog­nised as a coun­try singer, how­ever, as his fans will tell you, coun­try mu­sic is only one part of his live shows and mu­sic cat­a­logue.

Win­ner of Best Song­writer, Best Song, Best Male Vo­cal­ist and In­ter­na­tional Coun­try Al­bum, Char­lie’s talent and chart-top­ping records re­ceived the ul­ti­mate recog­ni­tion in 2011 when he was in­ducted into the Bri­tish Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame – a won­der­ful achieve­ment for any artist.

This month Char­lie also re­leased a new CD, The At­tic Col­lec­tion, which no doubt will prove to be as suc­cess­ful as those that came be­fore.

How­ever, Char­lie has now de­cided to call it a day, say­ing: ‘Now I thought that you who have been so good to me should be the first to know that I in­tend to hang up my gui­tar and re­tire next year. Hence, this tour will be my last. I will cer­tainly miss you all, but will never for­get your great kind­ness and sup­port, and will al­ways trea­sure the won­der­ful mem­o­ries I have of the lovely times I have had with you.’

For his last shows, Char­lie plans a night of beau­ti­ful bal­lads, folk, blues, coun­try, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and an­thems.

While Char­lie is re­tir­ing from gig­ging, he will be con­cen­trat­ing on song writ­ing and is plan­ning on re­leas­ing new al­bums in the fu­ture.

His fi­nal shows are not to be missed.

Tick­ets for Oban and Camp­bel­town are avail­able from venue box of­fices or on­line at www.wegottick­ets. com

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