This year is Clive Gregson’s 40th year as a professional musician, but he's in no mood to slow down.

And he's revealed details of his big project for 2020.

Clive plans to release one brand new album each month throughout the year – all different, all new, all original. Clive will tour throughout the year to support these releases before finally hanging up his bus pass and retiring from solo touring at the end of 2020."

By the time he gets towards the end of his remarkable year, at Pershore's Number 8 venue on November 14, he will have recorded an incredible amount of new material.

So what kind of stuff has been released so far this year?

A spokesman said: "January’s release was 'One Year', an almanac of songs about each month of the year. February was an electric rock ‘n’ roll record, and March will be an album of acoustic guitar instrumentals."

Albums will be themed. There will be a Rockabilly CD, an album of social commentary, a collection of songs about the north of England, a CD of love songs… "and along the way there will also be an album of songs featuring guest performances by many of Clive's guitar heroes".

Born and raised in Manchester, Clive took his cult band Any Trouble around the world in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before the group disbanded in 1984.

The spokesman said: "Fondly remembered and greatly missed, the band have occasionally reformed since 2007, recording two brand new albums: “Life In Reverse” (2007) and “Present Tense” (2015). The band toured to support these releases and the three CD box set of “The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981“ (2013).

"Grown men cried!"

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