Monday 25 March 2019

BILLY OCEAN [Uitverkocht]


‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, ‘Red Light Spells Danger’, ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going’ en ‘Loverboy’: danceable popfunksoul with a lovely 80s feel: there’s no one who doesn’t know these classics.

The charming singer Billy Ocean -one of the biggest British singers enger- scored a lot of hits in the 80’s. All of which regularly shooting to the first place and all of which possessed the ingredients to sing on the top of your lungs and swing your hips. With over 30 million records being solds, many of which got crowned with the gold or platinum status.


  • € 37,50
  • Grote Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:30

*incl € 2,50 servicefee

Mr Ocean has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter. Billy got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish Love Really Hurts Without You, which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US. Billy changed record labels and his move to Jive Records provided instant success, with the million selling American number one single Caribbean Queen (for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal), followed by Loverboy, and Suddenly, which became the first of Billy’s killer ballads. The Album from which these singles came from spent a year in the US Charts selling double platinum (triple in Canada). Billy proved himself to be one of the most hardworking artists on the live stage, touring the world to ever-growing enthusiastic audiences. After huge worldwide successes and years of touring, Billy decided to take a break to spend some well- earned time at home with his family.

In 2007, Billy decided to get back out to perform his hits again, this time with his daughter Cherie on backing vocals, with live dates in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Caribbean. The tour was a great success and culminated in his getting the bug once more for writing and recording. In 2012 he went back into the studio with his old buddy Barry Eastmond to record tracks that became the album “Here You Are” which was released in 2016 entering the charts at No 4- His highest chart position since 1988. 2017 saw the “Here You Are” album released in the USA. The year was another fantastic one for him; playing shows in Dubai, USA, Canada, Spain, Mozambique, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and even Luxumbourg. He has also started work on his next album to be released in 2018!

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