WELSH SINGER Bonnie Tyler achieved pop immortality for her hits ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ and ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, and she’s still going strong and heading west this month.
Bonnie Tyler will play The Royal Theatre Castlebar on Sunday December 21 for a show that will feature all of her best known songs.
Tyler (or Gaynor Hopkins as she was born ) began her career in the mid-1970s and enjoyed a Top Ten hit in 1976 with ‘Lost In France’. She enjoyed further success with the Rod Stewart-esque ‘It’s A Heartache’.
The single showcased her husky vocals to good affect. However it could have been otherwise. In 1977, Tyler was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords and surgery was mandatory. Tyler began speaking again prior to her doctor’s orders and this caused her voice to take on a raspy quality.
In the 1980s, Tyler was to achieve her greatest success, when she teamed up with Meat Loaf producer and songwriter Jim Steinman.
‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ spent four weeks at number one on the US billboard charts and helped her LP Faster Than the Speed of Night sell over a million copies. Tyler later recorded ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ for the Footloose movie and the song has gone on to become another of her signature tunes.
Tyler continues to record and tour to devoted audiences and release new material and dish out the hits at her shows.
Tickets are €44.50 including booking fee, other service charges may apply. For more information go to www.theroyal.ie or call 0818 300 000.