November 21, 2009

AND LOTS OF WORK TO BE DONE:

Eddy Grant rolls back into Electric Avenue after a 20-year break Gary Flockhart, 11/20/09, The Scotsman)

"It all started last year when I performed at a Mandela Concert, Glastonbury and Womad," smiles the affable singer, who plays a solo show at Studio 24 to warm-up for his forthcoming UK tour with soft-reggae legends UB40.

"As a result (of those gigs], I decided that having sold all of these records all of these years and not having played to a significant number of the people who bought them, I should really go make their acquaintance.

"I've missed the fantastic times of being on the road with the band and stuff," he adds.

Now 61, and with four decades of musical experience, Guyana-born Grant, who first found fame in the late 60s with chart-topping group The Equals, says he has never thought about retiring.

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