In an industry where looks and image often seem to be more significant than talent, it is refreshing to know that - once in a while - somebody comes along with such a wonderful voice that such considerations are set aside. So it was in the 80's that singer and songwriter Alison Moyet, a woman with a strong, bluesy voice had a string of hits regardless of her unflattering looks. She is well-known in the USA as the frontwoman of the band Yaz, whose debut album took several years to go gold and platinum via mostly word of mouth. She has never achieved the level of disrepute in the United State that she has in the British. Her solo career has generated only one US hit, "Invisible" which was written by the Motown. She wrote many of her own singles, either alone or with others, but she recorded great covers.
After five-year hiatus since her last album “The Turn”, Alison Moyet is back with her eighth studio album “The Minutes” schedule for release in the USA on June 11, 2013. “When I Was Your Girl" will serve as the first single from the album and it was first aired on Ken Bruce's BBC2 radio show on March 19, 2013. The track will be available for purchase on April 01, 2013.
The Minutes tracks
1. "Horizon Flame"
3. "When I Was Your Girl"
4. "Apple Kisses"
5. "Right As Rain"
6. "Remind Yourself"
7. "Love Reign Supreme"
8. "A Place To Stay"
10. "All Signs Of Life"
11. "Rung By The Tide"
Alison Moyet will embark on a UK and Ireland tour to promote her new album. The tour dates and setlist are as follows:
30 Sep Ireland Cork Opera House
01 Oct Northern Ireland Belfast Waterfront Hall
02 Oct Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre
04 Oct Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
05 Oct Edinburgh Usher Hall
06 Oct Gateshead The Sage
08 Oct Sheffield City Hall
09 Oct Rhyl Pavilion Theatre
10 Oct Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
12 Oct Northampton Derngate Theatre
13 Oct Ipswich Regents Theatre
15 Oct London Royal Festival Hall
16 Oct Cambridge Corn Exchange
17 Oct Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
19 Oct Bristol Colston Hall
20 Oct Cardiff St. David’s Hall
21 Oct Brighton The Dome
23 Oct York Barbican Theatre
24 Oct Salford The Lowry
25 Oct Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
27 Oct Nottingham Royal Centre
28 Oct Birmingham Symphony Hall
29 Oct Southend Cliffs Pavilion
31 Oct Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre