Alexander O’Neal on Jam & Lewis, Prince & his 2017 UK Tour

Alexander O’Neal came to prominence in the middle of the 1980s with a stream of hits such as ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, ‘Saturday Love’, ‘Never Knew Love Like This’, ‘Criticize’ & ‘Fake’.

Originally signed in his early days by the late legend Prince, he has secured his name in the RnB history books, with a career that has spanned over thirty years.

Hailing from Minneapolis, Alexander has created a cult appreciation across the globe, that transends age and genre. His back catalogue transporting his singles into the UK and Billboard top tens as well as a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography. Having flirted briefly with and quickly shunned a celebrity TV career, Alexander’s heart is firmly in music and he remains loyal to the thousands who buy his records, with an ever present passion to keep his sound alive and contemporary.

2018 will see the release of Alexander’s first studio album for 15 years, a blues album. He is also currently in the studio re- recording his most famous album, the million selling smash Hearsay, due for release in time for Xmas 2017.

Tour dates:
Thursday 2nd November – The Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Friday 3rd November – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Sunday 5th November – Yeovil Westlands, Yeovil
Tuesday 7th November – Parr Hall, Warrington
Friday 10th November – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wednesday 15th November – The Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
Saturday 18th November – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
Sunday 19th November – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
Wednesday 22nd November – Beck Theatre, Hayes
Thursday 23rd November – Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham
Saturday 25th November – Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare
Friday 1st December – The Muni, Lancashire
Saturday 2nd December – The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

I recently spoke to Alexander O’Neal during his visit to London to promote his current tour. Watch the video below and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more interviews.

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As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio - the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.