Respected musician Andy Fairweather Low and his band the Low Riders will make a hotly-anticipated return to the Isle of Man with support from the Steam Packet Company.
Andy, who enjoyed chart success with hits like If Paradise Is (Half as Nice) and Wide Eyed and Legless, played to a packed Centenary Centre in Peel in 2013.
Organiser David McLean said the show was so popular that there had been huge demand for a return.
He explained: ‘Rarely in the 12 years that the centre has been running has there been a band that garnered so much praise and requests for a return performance.
‘With a mixture of exquisite musicianship, great songs and vocal performances, and Andy's warm, friendly persona, the evening sped by last time and the Centre volunteers are delighted that he has agreed to bring his band back for a rematch, this time coming the day before so they can experience a bit of Island hospitality and scenery.
‘If you want an evening guaranteed to bring you the best in blues, R&B and pop don't miss this gig.’
The concert takes place on 2nd July, and the Steam Packet Company is assisting with the cost of travel for the band.
David added: ‘The Centenary Centre would like to extend a huge thank you to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for its help in bringing over this fantastic artist.
‘Artists of this calibre are expensive both in terms of their fees and the necessity for them to bring large amounts of equipment so they can do their full show, and to have help with transport makes it possible for the Centenary Centre to keep music live!’
Andy first found success as lead singer and guitarist of Amen Corner, including securing a Number One single in the UK charts. He went on to tour and record alongside many of the biggest names in music, including George Harrison, Roger Waters, Bill Wyman, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Joe Satriani, Pete Townsend and Eric Clapton, who he has worked with for more than 15 years.
Low Riders’ bass player Dave Bronze has also worked with guitar legend Clapton, and is no stranger to the Island having visited in the 1970s as part of Dr Feelgood and more recently alongside Eric Bibb at the Centenary Centre.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘The Centenary Centre is a registered charity which works hard to bring a wide variety of world-class performers to the Isle of Man, ensuring local fans can enjoy intimate shows by exceptional talents.
‘It is a great venue for the west of the Island, and we’re pleased to be able help them welcome Andy Fairweather Low back to the Centenary Centre.’
Tickets and more info are available online at www.centenarycentre.com