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Razorlight to headline Heritage Live concert at Audley End

Razorlight is to headline a Heritage Live concert at Audley End House and Gardens this summer.

Special guests for the show on Sunday, August 13, will be Embrace, alongside The Feeling and Toploader.

London quartet Razorlight was formed in 2002 when frontman Johnny Borrell joined up with Swedish guitarist Björn Ågnen.

Razorlight at Audley End (63479734)
Razorlight at Audley End (63479734)

They instantly hit on a winning formula, straddling the emerging scenes in both New York and Camden with their angular, pop-inspired indie rock.

With engaging hooks, the band quickly amassed a slew of hits from their 2004 debut Up All Night and the even more successful, 2006 self-titled follow-up.

Tours with Queen and Oasis introduced the band to the masses and the single America was the first UK number 1 single.

Razorlight's Johnny Borrell. Picture: Gerred Gilronan (63479753)
Razorlight's Johnny Borrell. Picture: Gerred Gilronan (63479753)

Following a series of line-up changes, Borrell remained the only original member of the band and put Razorlight on hold in 2011.

Now, the frontman and long-time drummer Andy Burrows have patched up their differences, and make up the group's current line-up along with original bassist Carl Dalemo, who has also re-joined the band alongside Ågnen.

The band released a best-of compilation, featuring two new Razorlight songs, and has live shows throughout 2023.

Formed in 1990, Embrace has scored three number 1 albums and six top 10 singles to date, selling more than two million albums in the process.

Embrace (63479776)
Embrace (63479776)

This year, the band celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Good Will Out, which became one of the fastest-selling debut albums by a British artist, certified Gold on the day of release and entered the UK album chart at number 1.

The band's eighth album, How to Be a Person Like Other People, was released in August. Featuring the singles The Terms of My Surrender, We Are It and Death Is Not the End, it became their eighth consecutive studio album to chart in the UK top 10.

The Feeling first burst onto the English rock scene with the release of the UK top 10 single Fill My Little World. Three more hit singles from Twelve Stops and Home and by the end of 2006 The Feeling was the most-played act on UK radio.

The Feeling. Photo: Andy Hughes (63479794)
The Feeling. Photo: Andy Hughes (63479794)

Five albums later, the band has sold over a million records worldwide including the UK number 1 Join With Us, and with an award-winning musical to frontman Dan's name, The Feeling released Loss. Hope. Love last year.

Toploader recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of debut album Onka's Big Moka, which sold over two million copies and remained in the top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months, earning four BRIT Award nominations. The album included a string of top 20 singles including the global hit Dancing In The Moonlight.

Tickets for the Razorlight show will be available via pre-sale on Tuesday, April 18, at 9am. Customers must pre-register at https://arep.co/p/razorlight to purchase tickets.

Toploader wil headline (63479813)
Toploader wil headline (63479813)

Also announced for the Heritage Live summer outdoor concert series at Audley End in 2023 are:

Friday, August 4 – Bjorn Again, The Real Thing and Boney M

Saturday, August 5 – Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and The Zutons

Sunday, August 6 – Tom Jones and special guests

Friday, August 11 – Soft Cell, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Heaven 17

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