One of the music industry’s most distinctive voices, Rick Astley has left an indelible mark on pop-culture since his emergence into the limelight nearly three decades ago. With well over 40 million records sold, and an enviable back-catalogue of chart-topping hits, Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have ever emerged from the UK. Exploding into mainstream consciousness with the multi-million-selling phenomenon “Whenever You Need Somebody”, Rick holds the distinction of being the first male solo artist to see his first eight singles reach the UK Top Ten. Capable of crossing genres at will, yet always retaining the soulful depth of delivery that first made his name, Astley’s inimitable vocals have won legions of fans worldwide; delivered six acclaimed studio albums; and drawn industry recognition in the form of a Grammy nomination. 2016 has seen Rick return with a bang! Not only did he release his latest Number 1 album ‘50’ which has sold an astonishing 150,000 copies becoming the 8th best-selling album in the UK this year, but also sell out all 21 dates of his 2017 UK tour, propelling him back in the limelight. With TV appearances including Children in Need, Strictly Come Dancing and his singles all over the radio, Rick Astley shows no sign of slowing down in 2017.