Wielding vocals that register on the Richter scale, unbridled soul, confessional lyrics, and empowering attitude, multiplatinum BRIT Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated songstress Jessie J touches hearts every time she sings.
With over 1.5 billion streams, countless gold and platinum certifications, and 23 million record sales to date, her voice continues to ring out in nearly every corner of the globe.
In 2011, she carved out a spot on the world stage with her full-length debut, Who You Are. Not only did it go platinum, but it also bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. “Price Tag” clinched #1 in 18 territories and eventually became quadruple-platinum. The double-platinum “Domino” arrived on its heels.
Countless accolades followed with the prestigious BRIT Award for “Critic’s Choice,” BBC’s “Sound of 2011,” and an invitation to serve as the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador. 2014 exploded as “Bang Bang”- with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – dominated charts and earned a six-times platinum certification.
Led by the inimitable and charismatic frontman Johnny Borrell, the chart-topping, multiple platinum-selling band first emerged as darlings of London’s rock n’ roll explosion of 2002, one that saw many a band rise and sink without a trace. The mark left by Razorlight was considerably bigger and significantly longer-lasting.
Hits like “Golden Touch”, “Stumble and Fall” and the smash hit “America” saw the band’s star rise on both sides of the Atlantic in the first decade of the 21st Century, as did huge tours with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Queen + Paul Rodgers and Oasis, as well as a momentous performance in front of a global audience at 2005’s historic Live 8 concert at Hyde Park. Johnny Borrell became a household celebrity, becoming a Vogue cover star and enjoying a playfully fractious relationship with the national press.
Nearly twenty years since their first show at iconic Camden venue Dingwalls, and sixteen years since they appeared at the very first Jersey Live Festival, the year that saw the island join the UK festival circuit. They’ll return to Jersey to discover a festival landscape that’s light years ahead of where it was back then, from the production to the line-up, they’ll find something even bigger and even better at Electric Park. One constant that won’t have changed though, is the incredible atmosphere that the Jersey audience over the years have created every time.
Formed in New Jersey in 1969 – a year that saw the first human steps on the moon, the breakup of The Beatles and the famous “Summer of Love” – Dr Hook were originally comprised of lead singer Locorriere along with George Cummings, Billy Francis and Ray Sawyer. Dr Hook & The Medicine Show (later shortened to “Dr Hook”) would go on to become one of the biggest bands of the next decade-and-a-half. Their eponymous debut album sold over one million copies, and singles like “Sylvia’s Mother”, “Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’”, “A Little Bit More” and UK chart-topper “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” have entered the musical lexicon as timeless classics. A massive 60 Gold and Platinum-selling albums, and scores of concerts worldwide mark Dr Hook out as icons of their trade. With their blend of rock, country, soul, rhythm n’ blues and even disco, they found universal and enduring appeal, arguably one of the originators of the Americana music genre.
Following the success of the Universal album release in early 2014, Dr Hook Timeless, Dennis Locorriere, the unmistakable voice of the band’s biggest hits and best loved songs, assembled an incredibly talented band of musicians and singers, playing all of the hits at sell-out concerts around the world– something that Locorriere has not done since his Dr Hook Farewell Tour in 1985. Never before have these songs been recreated live to sound just as they did when they were originally recorded in the famous Nashville and Muscle Shoals studios with some of the best session musicians in the world.
Dennis says, “I know that people everywhere love the Dr Hook sound and that’s what we’re bringing back to them, just the way they remember it and want to hear it done live”