Van Morrison Celebrates 50 Years With Cardiff Show

LEGENDARY singer-songwriter Van Morrison shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to work on exciting new material and live gigs including a date at St David’s Hall on Friday 12 October. 
This year is a very significant one as it marks the 50th anniversary of the release of his seminal album Astral Weeks, and some of its tracks are sure to feature in the concert at the National Concert Hall of Wales.
Van Morrison started his career as a teenager in the late 1950s covering the top tunes of the day in various groups around Belfast. He then rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the classic single Gloria.
Yet, it was as a solo star that Van Morrison’s career sky-rocketed when he released the hugely popular Brown Eyed Girl in 1967 followed by classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance. Much of his music is structured around the conventions of soul, but he’s renowned for being chameleon-like in his ever-changing styles; encompassing blues, rock, country, jazz, gospel, skiffle and traditional Celtic sounds.