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Otway’s back with new album

John Otway

John Otway

David Newble

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 10:00

THE self-described ‘greatest failure of rock and roll’ — John Otway — is returning to the Island as part of his nationwide tour promoting his new album, Montserrat.
Renowned for his bizarre escapades and successful enduring career, despite self-confessed limited musical talent, John’s shows are always hugely entertaining with or without his remarkably good band of 20 years.
His latest venture, a new album recorded on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, sees Otway in fine fettle delivering not only an excellent set of tracks, but also an event no other rock star has achieved in more than 20 years.
Otway is the only international artist to have recorded on the island since 1989, when The Rolling Stones made Steel Wheels there.
Hurricanes and a live volcano having reduced half the island to a modern-day Pompeii, the rock elite has long since gone elsewhere but Otway was undeterred.
The original Air Studios had fallen into dereliction so he created a studio in the basement of Sir George Martin’s house.
On completing the new album, Otway donated some of his musical equipment to the islanders and future visitors to help sustain the tradition of live music.
The new CD features 11 tracks and comes in vinyl, CD and special box set formats. John will be appearing at Newport’s Strings Bar and Venue on Sunday. For more information, see www.johnotway.com.

 


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