Grammy award-winning artist Billy Ocean will be making waves at Hounslow Council’s Be Inspired Festival at Redlees Park on Sunday 13 September.
R’n’B star Billy has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and has collected a pile of gold and platinum records across the world, enjoying success as both an artist and a songwriter. He had smash hits in the UK and the US with Caribbean Queen, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Get Outta My Dreams; and Get Into My Car. And, the hardworking artist has continued to tour and enjoy success with film appearances, albums and awards – including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 MOBO Awards.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran, commented: “I’m very excited to announce that Billy Ocean will headline the Be Inspired Festival in September. We promised top flight entertainment, so it’s a real coup to secure Billy, who is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular performers and a personal favourite of mine. I know that he will really wow Hounslow.”
Billy Ocean expressed his delight at the fixture. “I am really looking forward to having a party at the Be Inspired Festival,” he said. “Bring your dancing shoes, as we will be dancing and singing to all my hits.”
Billy Ocean will be supported by a range of other musical entertainment including stars Tyler Rix, singer song writer on the Sax, and Sal Bashir, best known as the Asian Elvis, plus stars from the recent Hounslow has Talent.