Gigs & Festivals

Gruff Rhys hijacks hotel, releases album

By | Published on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys is to launch his new LP ‘Hotel Shampoo’ by taking over The Gresham Hotel in Blackpool on 13 Feb. Gruff will get lucky fans all lathered up with a special performance and bed ‘n’ breakfast extravaganza, in celebration of the album which is to be released on 14 Feb via Turnstile/Onvi.

Says Gruff: “The Gresham Hotel is to Welsh pop music what the Hilton, Las Vegas was to Elvis and co. It was opened in 1988 by the most successful Welsh language pop duo of all time, Tony ac Aloma.  Having sold tens of thousands of records in the 1960s the pair fled Wales to avoid the pressures of fame and set up The Gresham as a venue where they could play in perpetuity, welcome fans and invite other popular Welsh acts to perform. It is therefore a great honour to be allowed to celebrate the release of my new album, ‘Hotel Shampoo’, at this hallowed venue”.

Reservations can be made at New single ‘Sensations In The Dark’ is out on 7 Feb.