George Benson has announced that he will be heading to the UK this summer, with one night in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
George Benson has announced that he will be heading to the UK this summer for a number of arena dates, with one night in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on the 22nd June 2016.
The soulful and jazzy singer/guitarist rose to commercial success in the UK with the release of his 1983 album ‘In Your Eyes’. This led to the UK’s rediscovery of his earlier material, including his previous 1980 album which marked the crossover stage where his soulful voice started to take centre stage: ‘Give Me the Night’.
In the US, he had been a star in the jazz world since his early collaborations with brother Jack McDuff, providing the jazzy riffs to Jack’s organ and vocal skills, with his later releases ‘Bad Benson’, ‘Breezin’ and ‘In Flight’ topping the US jazz charts in the 70’s. Breezin’ even topped the US pop charts in 1974 which even the more commercial ‘In Your Eyes’ failed to do.
Never one to stand still, he has continued to work with the greats of the music world, with the majority of his recent output still topping the US jazz chart, including the more recent albums ‘Givin’ it Up’ (2006) and ‘Songs and Stories’ (2009).
The concert will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue – a back catalogue which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Love X Love, Never Give Up on a Good Thing and In Your Eyes,