Praised by critics for having a voice with the same grain and range as Otis Reading, Alexander O’Neal came to prominence as an RnB singer in both the US and UK territories with a stream of hits that included ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, ‘Saturday Love’, ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ & ‘Fake’. Orginally signed in his early days by the late legend Prince, he has secured his name in the R&B history books, with a career that has spanned over thirty years. His much loved, chart smash ‘Criticize’ is still lighting up dance floors across the world today and became integral to the soundtrack of the teenage years of Generation X.

This December, Alexander will be performing on ITVs Christmas Carols show on Christmas Eve.  His re-recorded classic album ‘Hearsay30’ is out now for Christmas and he will be back in the studio in the New Year with a brand new single scheduled for release on Valentines Day. Alexander is also featured on the Missing People’s Choir Xmas album.

We have three signed albums of the stunning ‘Hearsay30’ to give away and one lucky winner will also get a pair of tickets to their choice of tour date on the Ressurected Tour April 2018. Alexander will be supported by the incredible X Factor finalist Jay James!

For your chance to win, answer this question:

How many years ago was the original Platinum selling album ‘Hearsay’ first released?  

If you’re not lucky enough to win this time, you can catch Alexander O’Neal on The Ressurected Tour supported by Jay James April 2018. Tour starts in Glasgow on April 6th and ends at the London Palladium on the 25th.  Tickets are on sale now:

Tour dates: 


Friday 6th April                 Armadillo                 Glasgow

Saturday 7th April             Lowry                        Salford

Sunday 8th April               City Hall                    Hull

Wednesday 18th April      Cliffs Pavillion          Southend

Thursday 19th April          Colston Hall              Bristol

Friday 20th April               Town Hall                  Birmingham

Tuesday 24th April            De Montford Hall     Leicester

Wednesday 25th April      London Palladium    London

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