You can bet on Bert

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Bert Hammond and his band are back for a full UK tour.

The LEA award nominated group, led by Albert on lead vocals and guitar, also features guitarists Juanjo Melero and Daniel Serrano, bassist Carlos Solano and drummer Rafael De La Cruz.

Hammond has been writing hit songs for over forty years.

There has not been a single decade in which Albert has not written multiple hits songs since he scored his first hit with Little Arrows at the age of 24.

His songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart-topping hits.

Many of his most beloved songs, like The Air That I Breathe and When I Need You have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade.

Albert achieved early success as an artist with his song It Never Rains in Southern California, and he has since built a multi-faceted career as an artist, songwriter and producer in both the English-speaking and Latin markets.

He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make them pop hits, but whose very same songs also have the timelessness and depth that over time turns them into standards.

Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

Albert co-wrote multiple hits with Diane Warren, including Chicago’s I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love, Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now and Roy Orbison’s Careless Heart.

Albert’s songs have repeatedly topped the international pop, R&B, country, adult contemporary and Latin charts, sometimes simultaneously.

Included among these are the number one hits and anthems like One Moment in Time, which was written as the theme song for the 1988 Olympic games and won Albert his first Emmy, and Cantare, Cantaras, the Spanish-market equivalent of We Are the World, which Albert co-wrote and produced, are just two examples of his ability to create lasting theme songs that live on in our collective consciousness.

Now, after more than 50 years of successful career, he recorded his first live album ever.

Songbook 2013 was recorded in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, during his recent Songbook tour.

Albert said: “People who live on the countryside really appreciate that I’m coming into town to perform for them.

“You can feel it — and that makes it very special for 
me.”

The outstanding singer and performer will be touring as a result, and the show hits Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday.

For tickets and more info, visit www.oran-mor.co.uk.