One of the country’s finest musicians and songwriters….
Following his sell-out UK & European tour in 2010 and 2009’s UK Top Ten album Still So Far To Go – The Best Of Chris Rea, one of the UK’s foremost singers and songwriters is set to return to the UK in 2012 for a full UK tour stopping at the Brighton Centre on Thursday 22nd March 2012.
The tour will be in support of the release of his first new material in over a decade. The elaborate 3CD & 2DVD ‘The Santo Spirito Project’ will include a brand new studio album and 2 bespoke feature films on DVD, written and directed by Chris Rea. The first feature is a raw and brutally honest chronicle on bullfighting and features neo-classical & Spanish themed gypsy music & the second feature follows a man through the city of Florence in his search for the truth, on a journey which he may or may not wish he began.
The music to accompany both special feature films will be contained on 2CDs and Chris explains his rationale for such an ambitious project: “I love creating things and passionately believe we (the artists) should be looking to try new ways of bringing what we do to the public. There should be no rules whatsoever and, for God’s sake, there are alternatives to TV talent shows. Sometimes, those who have had extremely good fortune in music allow only X Factor type TV shows etc. to set the musical and cultural agenda of this county by actually doing nothing new or different themselves.”
His rich catalogue includes such classic songs as Fool (If You Think It’s Over), On The Beach, Let’s Dance, Josephine, Stainsby Girls and I Can Hear Your Heartbeat, Working On It, The Road To Hell (Part 2), Auberge, God’s Great Banana Skin and Julia.