Thursday, May 10, 2007

Simon Webbe records track for "Fantastic 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer"

Top selling solo artist Simon Webbe has written and recorded a track forthe new Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster movie "Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer".

The song, "Ride The Storm", will feature in the movie (released in the UK on June 15th), and will be released as a double A side single with a second Simon track, "Grace", via Innocent Records on June 18th.

Simon was a huge fan of the first Fantastic 4 movie and when he heard afollow up was being made, decided to pen a song especially for the film. As Simon explains: "I love the Fantastic 4. As soon I heard they were releasing a second movie, I wrote a track specifically for it with my guitarist. I sent a demo of the song into Fox and they said yes straightaway. I couldn't believe it. I've always wanted to have a song on a movie soundtrack, and you don't get much bigger than a big Hollywood blockbuster! I'm absolutely delighted".

Simon recently released his second critically acclaimed solo album"Grace". The album is a collection of twelve perfectly crafted pop songs moulded in the sound Simon himself calls "urban folk".

May 2007 will also see Simon embark on his first ever live tour of the UK. The 18 date tour will cover theatres across the country throughout May and June. Simon will perform tracks from his two solo albums "Sanctuary" and "Grace", alongside a few surprises.

The past year and a half has been huge for Simon. He has to date chalkedup four UK hit singles "No Worries", "Lay Your Hands","After All This Time" and the Top 5 airplay smash hit "Coming Around Again". His first album "Sanctuary" went double platinum in the UK alone, followed by phenomenal international solo success with sales across Europe and Asia,culminating in Simon picking up the "Best Breakthrough Act" award at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards.

The Fantastic 4 is Marvel's first family of superheroes and the longest running comic book series. The first movie opened in the UK in 2005 and took over 13 million at the UK box office. The Fantastic 4 meet their greatest challenge yet in "Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer" as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare for its destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

"Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer" is released in Singapore cinemas on 14th June.

"Ride The Storm" by Simon Webbe is released on 18th June.

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