The man behind the legendary hits Wonderful Life and Sweetest Smile, Liverpool born Colin Vearncombe (A.K.A. Black) has announced that he is coming back to his city to perform for his fans at the Kazimier on Tuesday 30th October. As a special treat he is also going to perform a free short in-store at the Music Consortium on Saturday 27th October at 4pm.

Colin is described as eclectic, slightly melancholic and always extremely classy. Recent turbulence in his private life has resulted in a new level of maturity in both his personal outlook and his music. A new studio album is in progress and he’s found a renewed vigour for performing live.

This autumn will see a series of European concerts and a run of U.K. gigs. The venues are deliberately intimate affairs and will be acoustic double-headers with long-time friend and fellow musician, Calum MacColl. “Music is always about communication and these gigs are going to be up close, personal and as much about the audiences as it is about me,” said Colin.

This October sees the 25th anniversary of the release of the Wonderful Life album, which will be re-issued as a 2-C.D. collectors’ edition with bonus tracks and new sleeve notes on the Universal Re-Presents label.

For fans of Black these will be salad days and ones that should not be missed.

Tickets for Colin Vearncombe are available from See Tickets and The Music Consortium on Bold Street. Tickets for the show are priced at £12.50.

Ian D. Hall