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Moyet renaissance gig at The Sage

Soulful songstress Alison Moyet will be bringing her distinctive tones to the North-East later this year - having announced a concert date at The Sage Gateshead.

Soulful songstress Alison Moyet will be bringing her distinctive tones to the North-East later this year - having announced a concert date at The Sage Gateshead.

Known as having one of the most expressive voices in popular music, Alison, who spawned her biggest chart hits, All Cried Out and Weak in the Presence of Beauty in the mid 1980s, has continued making music throughout the past 20 years and being critically applauded for it.

In the past few months though, she has been enjoying something of a chart-soaring renaissance with her latest album, Voice achieving top 10 status. The winner of three Brit Awards, and boasting a stint as Mama in the West End musical, Chicago, Alison has had a fantastic and swift-moving career ranging from piano tuning in the early days to playing to sell-out audiences at Wembley Stadium for Live Aid in 1985. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for the album Hoodoo, scored seven top ten albums, nine top ten singles and three number one hits.

Hall One will play host to Alison and her eight-piece band on May 8.

She will be performing tracks from Voice, along with songs from her acclaimed CD Hometime.

* Nancy Sinatra, oldest child of rat pack legend Frank Sinatra, will make her North-East debut when she plays at The Sage Gateshead on April 14.

The US star has chosen the venue to host one of only four UK dates on her tour and is sure to be bringing a selection of songs reflecting a career spanning four decades.

Dubbed "the true mother of female rock" by America's Rock City Magazine, Nancy is most famous for her 1966 hit, These Boots Were Made For Walking.

But the 64-year-old has clocked up another 21 hits over the years including Sugar Town, How Does That Grab You and the Bond anthem, You Only Live Twice.

Tickets for both concerts are available from The Sage box office on 0870 703-4555 or via the website at www.thesagegateshead.org.

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