ANDY TAYLOR - Love Or Liberation

Andy Taylor, the songwriter, guitarist and singer behind hits from Duran Duran, The Power Station, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, The Almighty, Thunder, The Ting Tings and many more is to play an intimate UK tour this May.

This follows Andy’s recent sold-out 100 Club show with details of a UK tour set for this May including a very special homecoming show in Cullercoats, Tynemouth where Andy grew up first learnt guitar and a few other musical tricks. .

After recently releasing ‘Love Or Liberation, a high octane no holds barred rocker to specialist radio featuring guest vocals from REEF front man Gary Stringer, the former Duran Duran and Power Station guitarist will be previewing more songs from his new album which is due out later this year on BMG Records.

Of this special homecoming show, Andy says “It was exactly 40 years in May 1980 when I left Cullercoats & started Duran Duran so in my heart I felt that going back to Cullercoats, to the club my grandfather co-founded & where it all began for me, seemed like the right thing to do – And me Nan would haunt me if I missed her out”

“I also wanted to play SOME other cities that hold a special place in my heart – So for starters we’re making noise in Glasgow, then Manchester and of course Birmingham too”. Sadly there’s no Rumrunner anymore !!!

Andy will again be joined on stage by REEF front man Gary Stringer alongside fellow REEF rockers Jack Bessant and Jesse Wood with Skindred Drummer Arya Goggin on the sticks, who also performs on Taylor’s new album.

May 1st  – Cullercoats Crescent Club
May 6th – Manchester Gorrilla
May 7th – Birmingham Institute
May 15th – Glasgow King Tuts


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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