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Tony Christie……it’s not what you think!

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The name Tony Christie conjures up images of a bygone era in popular music particularly the 1970s when he had hits with songs such as “Is this the way to Amarillo” and “Avenues and Alleyways.” His career slowly declined and he ended up living in Spain, just occasionally appearing on the cabaret circuit.

It wasn’t until Peter Kay the comedian did a version of “Amarillo” that some interest was shown in Christies career, and as a result of the comedy records success he went back on the road.  He also proved enduringly popular with a brace of modern musicians, each eager to pay him vocal respect. Christies son Sean hit on the idea of a collaborative project, and in 2008, Tony released Made in Sheffield, which featured contributions from Jarvis Cocker, Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley. “That was a nice thing to do,” Tony says, “because it gave me a…

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