House star Hugh hits the road

PUBLISHED: 09:24 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:24 27 March 2013

Hugh Laurie.

Hugh Laurie.

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THE world’s second highest paid TV actor, Hugh Laurie, is on the cusp of releasing his second album, which will be heard in Bristol when he tours to the city.

The House star has become famous for his drama and comedy work, as well as being a writer, musician and director.

And after the huge success of his debut album Let Them Talk, his anticipated second album Didn’t It Rain will be ready for release on May 6.

Music has always been a big part of the star’s life, as he took piano lessons from the age of six.

He also plays the piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone and has displayed his musical talents in episodes of several television series, including A Bit of Fry & Laurie.

The release of this album will be followed with a major UK tour which will see him delight Bristol audiences with his latest work.

Hugh said: “I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy.

“And the further I go, the more bewitched I become – both by the songs and by the people I have been lucky enough to play them with.”

Didn’t It Rain sees Hugh Laurie depart the sounds of New Orleans as he follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the American heartland.

Complemented with the heart and accomplishment of his supporting musicians the Copper Bottom Band, the album also features several vocal performances from Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and soul singer Jean McClain.

Hugh will be at Bristol’s Colston Hall on June 13 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £32.50-35, are available from the box office on 0117 9223686.

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