•• Hazel O’Connor ••

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards.

The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

"Hazel and the late George Michael became close friends during her legal dispute with her then record company over royalties from Breaking Glass and her other three records during that period as they had the same lawyers.” “We started to walk and then we decided to hitchhike. We got the first lift and the driver freaked out when he recognised us. When we had to get out we started doing stupid stuff like Wham! dances along the road to try to get another lift. I think it was Pete Murphy, from Bauhaus, who picked us up in the end.” “The singer was paid just a pound to sign to her record company.” “She had no money to pay the rent, so answered the record company telephones for two weeks while the receptionist was on holiday. The first day a call came through asking to speak to somebody about a singer on the label called Hazel O’Connor.” “They were phoning up to get me to come for an audition for Breaking Glass." www.eadt.co.uk
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