In the shadows

Charlie Landsborough
Charlie Landsborough

Charlie Landsborough admits nothing gives him greater pleasure than hearing other musicians interpreting his work.

The Liverpudlian is at Motherwell Concert Hall on Saturday, October 19, as he tours his 25th album ‘Silhouette’.

Charlie said: “The response to the album from my fans has been really good, and the critics have been very positive too.

“A few people said they think my sound is evolving, but I’m not sure I’m smart enough for that I just write what I write and do my best.

“This album really did show the value of modern technology as previously you had to get everyone together in one place.

“This time some of it was recorded here, some in Spain and we had contributions from India and America and then the producer pulled it all together and I think did a great job.”

Despite the new material Charlie says he never gets bored of his back catalogue, especially when it is given a new twist.

He said: “I know some musicians appear to hate playing their old songs, maybe they just get tired of them, but I never do.

“I have worked with some fine musicians over the years and they have all brought their own interpretation to them.

“At the moment I work with a fine guitarist in John Pettifer and I would never dream of telling him how to play.

“Obviously the songs have to sound much the same , but if there is a solo section then I actively encourage him to do his own thing.

“It was the same when we recorded the album, and while I know some people don’t like when a song isn’t exactly as they remember it I think breathing new life into them is a good thing.”

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £18.50 (£17.50 concessions) are available from the box office on 01698 403120 or visit {|NLC entertainment|NLCe)