An Evening With Glenn Tilbrook
Anyone who has witnessed Glenn on the live stage can attest to the properness of his doings, as it were. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes and a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate and warm level. The ever burgeoning festival circuit is frequently enriched by Tilbrook the troubadour, whether he be leafing through his own plentiful back pages or dashing to impromptu audience requests ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Tony Orlando & Dawn, and all points in-between.
Ive been doing solo tours for the last 18 years or so, and its been great fun. When I started it was becoming clear that the old music business model of record companies was a thing of the past, for me, and it was time to do things under my own steam. And to be honest, Ive never been happier. You may not have the major sales of the old days, but what youre doing is so much more gratifying.
More or less everything I do now is because I want to do it. Ive always wanted to make music, but there were times when the business side of it got in the way, and I felt removed from what Id originally set out to do. When youre involved with a major label it kind of becomes like writing by committee, whereas all the best stuff should be personal, it should be your own voice. Happy Ending is probably the most personal album Ive ever made, and Im really, really proud of it.
Away from the constant and steady stream of fine music, Ivor Novello, Nordo Robbins, Mojo and PPL awards, landmark plaques commemorating his formative Squeeze years in Greenwich, Glenn is also active in the charity Love Hope Strength, set up by his friend Mike Peters of The Alarm. LHS raises money to set up cancer units in countries in need, and works tirelessly on raising awareness on bone marrow donation. His work with the charity has included record-breaking treks up Mounts Everest, Fuji and Kilimanjaro, which should come as no surprise to anyone already in thrall to the man.
Be it mountains or music, Glenn Tilbrook is never very far from the top.
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