LONDON EYES MUSIC
ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH
21st and 22nd June 2018
There are some, albeit misguided souls, that think Tony Christie appeared out of nowhere in 2005 to grace our TV screens and ask the way to Amarillo. Nothing could be further from the truth. Tony Christie’s has enjoyed an incredible career spanning five decades, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances. A living legend and national treasure, he brings his superb show to London this June to perform two intimate shows at the 4th Century St Pancras Old Church to just 150 attendees per night on June 21st and 22nd.
Tony’s chart breakthrough came in 1971, when ‘Las Vegas’, a Mitch Murray and Peter Callander song made the UK Top 30; it had originally been offered to Tom Jones’s manager, who turned it down. His follow up, in April, was another Murray and Callander song, ‘I Did What I Did for Maria’ that steadily climbed the charts until it made No.2, although on the New Musical Express chart it was No.1.
Later in 1971 his next single was ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’, written by American, Neil Sedaka and surprisingly, it only made the lower reaches of the Top 20 in the UK, but was hit all over the world. The lack of UK success baffled his record company until they found out so many people were buying it in Spain, where it was No.1, and bringing it home with them. However, every song has its day and in 2005 it soared to the top of the UK charts, staying there for 7 weeks, after Peter Kay mimed to Tony’s record for the Comic Relief TV show.
With top 40 hits spanning the decades from the 70s to today, Tony heads out on a UK tour this May and June to perform a catalogue of hits, finishing in London for two nights of vintage genius – and what better a setting than St
Pancras Old Church.
Tickets are available for the London gigs here:
Thurs 21 June 2018: