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Simply Red New Single is 'Fake'
Simply Red release their new single in Ireland, 'Fake', July 4th, on www.simplyred.com distributed by Ministry of Sound. It's the follow-up to the European smash 'Sunrise'.
'Fake' is one of the highlights of the platinum Simply Red album 'Home' and is produced and mixed by Andy Wright.
The single will be
released on three formats:
The re-emergence of Simply Red is one of the success stories of the year. Worldwide sales of their new album 'Home' are already approaching one million while the top ten single 'Sunrise' has sold over 100,000 in the UK and Ireland.
Simply Red have just completed a highly successful UK tour and play the following dates this summer as part of a European tour:
For more information check out www.simplyred.com
SIMPLY RED will be performing at this year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards on March 3rd in the Point Theatre. They will be performing alongside a star studded line up which includes Sir Bob Geldof and his band, The Thrills, Alabama3, Westlife and Samantha Mumba, B2K and Phil Coulter plus guests.
For further information
concerning SIMPLY RED contact: Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on
(01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 email@example.com
/ www.berubecommunications.com. For information concerning the METEOR
AWARDS contact Josephine Nestor at MCD 01 284 1747/086 8176015 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Spring Simply Red release their eagerly anticipated new studio album 'Home', the first on their new label simplyred.com distributed in the UK by Ministry of Sound. To celebrate this release, Simply Red will play four special early evening shows at Ronnie Scott's February 11-14.
It's their first new album since 1999's 'Love In The Russian Winter' and will be released March 24th. 'Home' is very much a back to basics Simply Red album revisiting Mick Hucknall's r&b tinged roots with a gloriously modern twist. The first single, 'Sunrise', is out March 17.
Simply Red introduced themselves to the world in 1985 with the hit single 'Money's Too Tight (To Mention)' a Valentine Brothers cover taken from their debut album 'Picture Book' which also featured the US number one 'Holding Back The Years'. Since then Simply Red have sold over 45 million albums.
The seeds of Simply Red were sown in Manchester in the early 1980's. Mick Hucknall formed the punk band Frantic Elevators. After they disbanded, Mick put the first Simply Red incarnation together. 'Picture Book' was followed by a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums: 'Men And Women' (1987), 'A New Flame' (1989), 'Stars' (1991), 'Life' (1995), 'Blue' (1998) and 'Love And The Russian Winter' (1999).
Propelled by Mick Hucknall's voice and passion, Simply Red are unique among their peers. The group effortlessly glide between highly original material and totally exceptional covers of other people's songs that suddenly become their own.
"I'm very much of that British tradition that started with the Rolling Stones whereby black American traditions are filtered into something that is original in itself and not at all derivative. Having a good, strong voice helps in that process too," says Mick Hucknall.
That voice is in great shape on 'Home' an eleven track album mostly produced by Mick Hucknall and long-time collaborator Gota Yashiki. It's a well-rounded collection that finds Simply Red doing what they do best. Highlights include the brass fuelled 'Fake', the glorious sway of 'Sunrise' and the affecting title track 'Home'. As usual, the album contains some irrepressible covers notably the Euro swagger of 'Money In My Pocket', the Stewart Levine produced 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' and the raw emotional pull of the Dylan classic 'Positively 4th Street'.
Red New Album 'Home'
1st single 'Sunrise'
Red are back with a sparkling new album 'Home' released on their own
The first single,
'Sunrise', is out March 17th. Written by Mick Hucknall and
The single will be
released on three formats:
'Home' is the first
new Simply Red studio album in more than three years and
Simply Red play four
special early evening shows February 11-14 at Ronnie
The band embark on
a major UK tour starting April 22nd in Plymouth and
For more information in Ireland, contact:
Red Announce Special Ronnie Scotts Shows
Tickets to these exclusive shows will only be available by entering competitions at www.simplyred.com and through radio and print competitions. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the band will be onstage @ 6:00 for approximately a 40 minute set.
‘Home’ will be released March 24th on simplyred.com distributed by Ministry of Sound. The first single, ‘Sunrise’, will be released on March 17th. The album features a host of original new songs that revisit the band’s r&b tinged roots. Highlights include the single ‘Sunrise’, the brass fuelled ‘Fake’ and the wistful title track. The album also features several irrepressible covers including ‘Money In My Pocket’ and the Stewart Levine produced ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’.
A major UK tour will be announced next week.