Alison Moyet stops off in Sheffield with her solo tour

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Alison Moyet is back with her first album in six years and a UK tour that comes to Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday.

Alison’s mainstream pop career began in 1982 when she formed the electro-pop duo Yazoo.

Since then she has had remarkable success with sales of more than 20 million both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo.

After working on a new album for the last couple of years, the world-renowned musical icon Alison Moyet released her latest album ‘the minutes’ on 6th May 2013.

Her first album since 2007, ‘the minutes’ was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Frou Frou, Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna.

It finds Alison’s voice strong and seductive on a collection of exceptional songs. Experimental, captivating and entirely cohesive, this is beauty with an edge.

Clearly indicating a new artistic lease of life, ‘the minutes’ is arguably Alison’s most creatively-brimming album ever. It has subtle parallels to her synth-pop past, but is also bang up-to-date, taking in elements of high-end pop smashes, R&B, modern club sounds and electronic experimentation.

Alison commented: “I avoided listening to anything during the process of writing and recording this album, choosing instead to be lead by my own melodic voice, the one I now find myself with 30-years-in”, says Alison. “Guy Sigsworth returns me to a programmer’s world and marries it with perfect musicality. I have been waiting for him. We have made an album mindless of industry mores that apply to middle-aged women and have shunned all talk of audiences, demographics and advert jazz covers. This has easily been my happiest studio experience.”

Alison Moyet last performed at Sheffield City Hall to critical acclaim as a special guest on Jools Holland’s 2011 tour and her solo performance is highly anticipated as she brings her remarkably bluesy voice to Sheffield.

The performance in starts in Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from £33.50, contact the box office on 0114 2 789 789