Praised by critics for having a voice with the same grain and range as Otis Reading, Alexander O’Neal came to prominence as an RnB singer in both the US and UK territories with a stream of hits that included ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, ‘Saturday Love’, ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ & ‘Fake’. Orginally signed in his early days by the late legend Prince, he has secured his name in the R&B history books, with a career that has spanned over thirty years. His much loved, chart smash 'Criticize' is still lighting up dance floors across the world today and became integral to the soundtrack of the teenage years of Generation X.
This December Alexander will be performing on ITV’s Christmas Carols show on Xmas eve with a superb cover of Oasis’s ‘Live Forever’. His re-recorded classic album ‘Hearsay30’ is out now for Xmas and he will be back in the studio in the New Year with a brand new single scheduled for release on Valentines Day. Alexander is also featured on the Missing People’s Choir Xmas album.
Originally hailing from Minneappolis, Alexander now lives and records in Manchester and we have a fantastic prize for one lucky winner (and a friend) to join Alex in his Manchester studio in February, listen to him recording some tunes, join him for a jam session at his piano and generally enjoy a meet and greet up close, with the soul legend himself! This money can’t buy treat is a real invitation for one lucky fan to be invited into Alexanders personal studio and see the master at work.
For your chance to win, answer this question: How many years ago was the original Platinum selling album Hearsay first released?
If you’re not lucky enough to win this time, you can catch Alexander O’Neal on The Ressurected Tour supported by Jay James April 2018. Tour starts in Glasgow on April 6th and ends at the London Palladium on the 25th. Tickets are on sale now:
Prize cannot be exchanged for alternatives or monetary value, However winner may choose to receive a signed album and a pair of tickets to their choice of date on The Ressurected Tour if they prefer this to claiming studio day in February.
Winner will be expected to make their own way to Manchester. Travel and/ or accomodation not provided.
Taking a friend is optional, the prize value remains the same if taken as a single attendee or with friend.
Alexander O’Neal cannot take responsibility for any damages, loss or personal injury whilst joining him in his studio
Prize will last approximately 2 hours. Including meet and greet, studio ‘tour’, performance and option to sing and jam on the piano with the star.
Prize must be taken on a mutually convenient date between winner and Alexander in February 2018.
Closing Date : 12th January 2018
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