27 August 2010

More Unitopia Changes/additions

More new boys joining the Unitopians for their tour. Read on...

Things are getting more hectic by the minute as the tour gets closer. Having Craig and Dave (Hoppy to his friends) with us has been a huge blessing. The guys have really brought a breath of fresh air into the band, and their excitement about the tour and meeting their fans is contagious.

Something was still missing though. Peter, our regular sax player cannot be with us on tour and there was no way we were performing without one, so we had to look for just the right person to fill his shoes. After a lot of searching, Unitopia is proud to announce our very special guest sax player for the tour, Ian Ritchie.

Ian’s main activities are composing for TV programs and commercials and gigging as a saxophonist with a variety of bands. On the playing front he has completed a world tour with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, performing ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ and other Floyd favourites from 2006 to 2008. And as if that’s not enough, his jazz group has released a CD ‘Ian Ritchie's SOHO Project’ and a new album "South Of Houston" is already recorded and due for release in October.

Speaking of albums, Ian has been featured as soloist on records by Wham, Robbie Nevil, The Beach Boys and D.C. Lee and arranged and programmed for Dead or Alive, Howard Jones, David Sylvian, Steve Hillage and David Grant.

You can read more about Ian at: http://www.myspace.com/ianritchiemusic
And http://www.ian-ritchie.com

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