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Montserrat

John Otway & The Big Band – Montserrat released May 2017

When John Otway has an idea he usually carries it through. Others may wilt at the first hurdle, trip at the second or just plain retire hurt at the third. But not Otway if he can help it.

If there is one thing John Otway is, it’s determined and he was pretty determined about his idea last year. ‘Where do real rock stars go to make an album?’ he mused...and the answer was loud and clear, Montserrat. The Caribbean island of Montserrat was the go to place in the 70s and 80s for all major rock stars to make their records - The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Dire Straits, The Police, Status Quo, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, the list goes on.

Otway liked the idea of following in the footsteps of the stars and wasn’t going to let a little thing like weather conditions and topography deter him. In January 2016 he visited the Island with a view to recording. Otway had not recorded an album for over 10 years and, though he is probably best known for his self-effacing humour, his avid fan base are also very fond of his song-writing. As he said himself “There are 11 tracks on the CD – and 10 of them are hits!”

The 11 track CD, Montserrat, has just been released on Red Bowler records. A limited edition box set comprising CD, DVD and a beautifully crafted booklet is also available.

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Competition closing date

Monday, 3 July 2017 - 11:59pm

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