Lancashire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
1:00 PM 13th February 2020

Englebert Humperdinck Is Coming To Southport - His Only Date In The North

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums, 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame.

He has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans of all ages from around the globe. It’s not just his mesmerising voice, but the warmth of the man himself, with his self – endearing sense of humour and self deprecating jokes.

Originally from Leicester in the UK, he’s the youngest from a family of 10. Following his father’s station in Madras in WW2, Engelbert grew up in India in a loving family, albeit a shy boy he inherited both his mother and fathers best traits of music, charisma and athleticism.

His career exploded in the 60’s alongside The Stones and The Beatles, accumulating massive audiences and hailed as a global Sex God throughout the 70’s. His career continues to flourish with decades of fans turning out to see the legendary Engelbert light up the stage.

Heading to The Palladium in May 2020, it's the perfect venue to hear Engelbert croon his fans favourite songs “Spanish Eyes”, "Release Me”, “Quando, Quando, Quando” and so many more.

It is rare that he tours in this country but he is playing Southport Theatre on 6 May. Hopefully this will not be the Last Waltz but it will be a rare opportunity to see one of the best performers still in the UK.

This is the only show in the north of England.