In this day and age the word legendary gets so easily bandied about that in many cases it is almost redundant, a superfluous meaning which is used as a catch all and designed to generate excitement; it is a word in which has lost its special meaning that once described stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Elvis, Freddie Mercury, Lauren Bacall, the divine, timeless beauty of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
In modern terms there are so many stars, a few deserving of the title, some who have made it via the new approach to making a name, via the internet and used by those who have arguably exploited the hearts of their followers and in the rush for the latest fad have been soon discarded.
Legendary, Michael Bolton certainly fits the bill, the command on stage at his performances is not only impressive but he strikes home each song with the ferocity of a lion protecting its pride and with gentleness of a bird in flight, legendary stuff from a man to whom the word is deserved.
Liverpool music lovers will be able to see Michael Bolton when he comes to the city’s Empire Theatre on February 12th as part of a U.K. tour.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist has sold over 65 million records worldwide and remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton charities, now in its 24th Year.
In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. To date, Michael has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 number 1 singles. He is preparing to release his 27th album, Songs of Cinema, a tribute to beloved songs from the world’s most iconic films.
Michael Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, and David Foster. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Kanye West, Jay Z, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Marc Anthony. Continuing to tour the world each year, Michael has performed with legends such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King.
Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song Go the Distance from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the recent Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters. He also executive produced the documentary Terror at Home addressing Domestic Violence in America, and was Emmy-nominated for writing the title song Tears of The Angels. Michael is currently completing a feature-length documentary, Gotta Keep Dreamin’ about the 21st Century Renaissance of Detroit.
A singer/songwriter in which to relish a night in the company of, Michael Bolton remains impressive as ever.
For a review of Michael Bolton’s performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall go to http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2014/05/11/michael-bolton.
Tickets for Michael Bolton are on sale from the Empire Theatre Box office now.