One last hurrah from the queen of singer songwriters

Hundreds of people packed into the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill last night (SUN) to witness the last major world tour of one of the world’s most prolific and talented singer songerwriters Joan Armatrading.

The gifted musician wowed the audience with 20 tracks of total mesmerising talent from a back catalogue stretching back 40 years.

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And there is no slowing Joan down as she approaches her 64th birthday next month.

She is currently on a huge world tour which started back in September at Pocklington Arts Centre in York and ends at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 3 via Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

This is Joan’s first solo tour and though she says it will be her last major tour she still wants to continue as an artist.

Joan included many of her much loved classic tracks including Down To Zero, Rosie, Me, Myself and I and Drop The Pilot.

But it was the timeless and beautifully crafted 1976 love song Love and Affection which received the warmest applause from a highly appreciative audience.

For a full review of the concert see the WOW section of your local Observer newspaper this Friday (November 28).