MUSIC LEGENDS PETER ASHER AND ALBERT LEE DEBUT INTIMATE UK TOUR OF SONGS AND STORIES

“As one half of Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher's voice literally soared through Carnegie Hall" (Fox News), while Albert Lee has been called "the ultimate virtuoso" by Eric Clapton

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Two musical giants whose combined influence and contribution to music spans over a century, are taking to the road as part of a unique and intimate 24 date UK Tour.

Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, Peter Asher and Albert Lee bring those influences to the fore in their first series of shows together as an acoustic duo.  

Albert Lee began his career as a touring musician in the early sixties, and soon catapulted onto the stage with the likes of Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A 25 year run as Music Director of his beloved Everly Brothers coincided with studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr (‘The Concert for George’). Even with all this, he found the time for over 10 solo and band albums under his own moniker. His numerous studio sessions have led to 4 Grammy Awards nominations and two awards. 

We came to know Peter Asher via 10 Top 40 hits with Peter & Gordon, whose debut ‘A World Without Love’ topped the charts in the U.S., U.K., and over 30 other countries. His days as A & R Director for the Beatles' Apple Records made history, and he became a legend as Producer and Manager of Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. He remains the only Artist Manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two Grammy Awards for ‘Producer of the Year’.  

Theirs is a history of song, and these duo shows will reflect that history. From the Peter & Gordon catalog, Peter Asher and Albert Lee will harmonize on ‘World Without Love’, ‘I Go to Pieces’, and more. From Albert Lee's back pages, expect the Jimmy Webb penned title track from his new acoustic album, ‘The Highwayman’, Glenn Campbell's ‘A Better Place’, and the Jimmy Jones/Otis Blackwell classic ‘Handy Man’. Inspirations to both artists such as the Everly Brothers provide ‘Crying in the Rain’ and ‘Bye Bye Love’, while from Buddy Holly comes ‘Well, All Right’. As Peter & Albert tell us stories of the travels that brought them to so many of the intersections of music history, the two legends bring these timeless songs to life.

ENDS

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Tour dates and locations below

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AN INTIMATE EVENING OF SONGS AND STORIES

PETER ASHER & ALBERT LEE

30th October              Soho, London                    Pizza Express Jazz Club  

31st October              Wimborne                         Tivoli Theatre  

1st November             Swindon                           Swindon Arts Centre  

2nd November            Haverhill                           Haverhill Arts Centre  

4th November             Deal                                  Astor Theatre  

5th November             Portsmouth                       The Guildhall  

6th November             Hailsham                          Pavilion Theatre  

9th November             Hunstanton                       Princess Theatre  

10th November           Newark-on-Trent               Palace Theatre  

12th November           New Brighton                    Floral Pavilion  

13th November           Oswestry                          Lion Quays Hotel  

14th November           Scunthorpe                       Plowright Theatre  

15th November           Billingham                        Forum Theatre  

16th November           Kinross                             Green Hotel  

17th November           Kinross                             Green Hotel  

18th November           Dumfries                          Theatre Royal  

20th November           Aberdeen                         The Lemon Tree  

22nd November          Worcester                         Huntingdon Hall  

23rd November           Birmingham                      The Jam House  

24th November           Putney, London                 Half Moon  

26th November           Falmouth                          Princess Pavilion  

27th November           Great Torrington               Plough Arts Centre  

28th November           Ivybridge                         The Watermark  

30th November           Exmouth                           Pavilion Theatre  

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