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BIFF BYFORD Launches Romantic Video For "Me And You"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 1:53 PM


Byford’s Solo Album, SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS, Nears Release

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Legendary SAXON frontman Biff Byford unveils new music video and single ‘Me And You’; watch/listen on KNAC.COM HERE.

Announces Biff: “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in a relationship. We all have anniversaries and memories, not my usual style of song but it’s always good to throw in a curve ball!”

Taken from Byford’s upcoming first solo album School Of Hard Knocks (set for release 21.02.20 via Silver Lining Music), "Me And You" is also now available as a 7” single, to get your copy visit www.biffbyford.com

With his roots firmly in The North of England, Biff has earned the right to be considered The Heavy Metal Bard Of The North and his debut album reflects the man and his personality, his loves and his musical versatility.

School Of Hard Knocks fulfils Biff Byford’s long-standing wish to explore rock ‘n’ roll a little more. The album is a personal journey highlighting his life and his passionate interests, from the history of the Middle Ages to growing up in the industrial North. A classic, masterfully constructed old-school British hard rock album, School Of Hard Knocks embraces a variety of musical genres and includes the Yorkshire folk classic "Scarborough Fair", famously covered by Simon and Garfunkel. Byford and Fredrik Åkesson’s arrangement breathes new life into the legendary song.

School Of Hard Knocks features Biff Byford on vocals (and a spot of four string thunder) along with Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH) on guitars, drummer Christian Lundqvist and bass player Gus Macricostas. The album also features guest appearances by Phil Campbell (MOTORHEAD), Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY), Nick Barker (VOICES), Dave Kemp (WAYWARD SONS) and Nibbs Carter (SAXON). The album was produced by Biff Byford, recorded by Jacky Lehmann at Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton (UK) and mixed at Queen Street Studios in Stockholm (Sweden) by Mats Valentin.

Byford recently announced his first ever solo tour dates. The tour begins in the UK in April and continues to Europe in May.

The show, in the form of ‘An evening with...’, will be split into two halves. The first features Biff in conversation with Don Jamieson (American comedian and star of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show) on all aspects of his life and career. After the break Biff and his band will play some new songs, covers and, maybe, a SAXON song or two.

Biff says: “It’s a show I’ve wanted to do for a long time and one which I don’t think has been done in hard rock before. It’ll be something different and a lot of fun.”

UK tour dates:

  • 4.17 - Gateshead - Sage 2
  • 4.18 - Birmingham - Town Hall
  • 4.20 - Glasgow - St. Lukes
  • 4.21 - Leeds - City Varieties
  • 4.22 - Bath - Komedia
  • 4.24 - Liverpool - Arts Club
  • 4.25 - Aberdare - Coliseum Theatre
  • 4.27 - Milton - Keynes Stables
  • 4.28 - London - Islington Assembly Hall
  • 4.29 - Brighton - Old Market
Tickets are available from myticket.co.uk

EU tour dates:

  • 5.1 - THE NETHERLANDS Tilburg, 013
  • 5.2 - GERMANY Essen, Turock
  • 5.3 - BELGIUM Sint-Niklaas, Casino
  • 5.5 - GERMANY Hamburg, Gruenspan
  • 5.6 - GERMANY Osnabruck, Rosenhof
  • 5.8 - SWEDEN Malmo, Kulturbolaget
  • 5.9 - SWEDEN Trollhattan, N3 Stagebox
  • 5.10 - SWEDEN Stockholm, Nalen
  • 5.12 - GERMANY Berlin, Passionskirche
  • 5.13 - GERMANY Munich, Technikum
  • 5.14 - SWITZERLAND urich, Dynamo
  • 5.15 - FRANCE Vaureal, Le Forum
Tickets are available from all usual outlets and agents

As a special bonus, fans buying tickets prior to 2nd of March 2020 for the European shows only will receive a personally signed 10”x8” photo together with entry into a draw to win one of 10 VIP Meet and Greets for each show.


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