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Bipolar Sunshine
Bipolar Sunshine

REVIEW: The Southsea Alternative Choir, Wedgewood Rooms

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He’s already scored significant nationwide airplay with his genre-hopping pop and soulful vocals, but now Adio Marchant, better known as Bipolar Sunshine, is coming to The Wedgewood Rooms as part of his biggest headline tour so far.

Adio, who was previously the co-lead vocalist of Manchester six-piece Kid Britain, has been steadily releasing EPs and singles since 2013 under his new name, including the recent Radio 1 playlisted Daydreamer.

When he spoke to The Guide, he was in the process of putting together the setlist for this tour: ‘It’s finding the balance between what people have heard before and only doing new things – I’m not going to do 12 new songs that nobody’s heard before.’

And he’s hoping the debut album will follow soon: ‘The album’s nearly complete, it should be out this year sometime. It’s about getting the right feel and going through all the issues I need to sort out.

‘I’m ready to put things out, but it’s the powers-that-be. I’ve already started writing the second album, but there’s these things I want to come out here first. I try to be ahead of myself in my own head. I’ve got the material.’

Catch Bipolar Sunshine at The Wedgewood Rooms on Tuesday. Doors 8pm. Tickets £10. Support comes from Somahigh. Go to wedgewood-rooms.co.uk