Sedaka’s back to serenade the country

Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka
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For more than 50 years, music legend Neil Sedaka has written, performed, produced and inspired countless hit songs.

This month, he’s back to play seven special dates in the UK, coming to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Monday, October 27.

Having been hugely successful in the US in the late ’50s and early ’60s, Neil’s career slumped in the wake of the Beatles and the ‘British Invasion’, but he enjoyed a comeback in the ’70s after moving to Britain.

Neil, pictured right, said: “It’s always a joy to come back to the UK, where it all turned around for me in the 70s.

“My most loyal fan base is here, and they have always been the most supportive of my work.

“I can’t wait to sing the classics, as well as some new ones.”

Neil’s numerous honours include a Grammy win, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inductions into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame and Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Popular Music Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award and a Brooklyn street name.

His hits include Oh Carol, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen and Solitaire.

For tickets to Neil’s Manchester show, call 0844 907 9000.

* The Sunshine Underground are wiping the slate clean, after parting ways with their bass player and management.

The Leeds band comes to Preston’s 53 Degrees on Wedesday, October 22, with the trio showcasing the new format. Frontman Craig has added pads and keys – as does drummer Mat – while guitarist Stu has added programming to his skills.

Call 0871 220 0260 for tickets.