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- Posted on Jul 16th 2008 11:30AM by Jolie Lash
While hanging out backstage on his one night off as "dad-to-be," Burrows admitted he once crossed paths with Amy Winehouse, who turned out to be a pint-size defender. "She's quite a good person to have around. She's quite protective," he said. "Me and my partner were wandering along and someone [knocked] my girlfriend out of the way, and Amy Winehouse was there swearing at this guy 'cause he'd knocked my girlfriend over. She's a lovely girl."
Burrows is rather lovely himself: While plenty of rockers prepare solo records with dreams of individual superstardom, he put his together and tied it in with the idea of helping out Jack's Place at Naomi House Children's Hospital in Winchester, England. The hospital is hoping to build a new wing, in order to continue its respite and terminal care of children and young adults.
In a further effort to help Naomi House, Burrows produced a one-off concert featuring the album's songs performed live with the help of a few celebrity friends. "We did it in a church in Islington and got Dom Howard from Muse playing drums, and I had Tom [Smith] from Editors, who I was singing with," Burrows recounted. "I don't know if you guys have had Jamie Oliver over there yet? 'The Naked Chef'? He was there cooking burgers ... I was having all these different things going on in different rooms, and then Razorlight played at the end."
Presently, the album is available solely in the U.K., and back happily behind the Razorlight drum kit, Burrows isn't planning a big push. But as Razorlight's new album – due in the U.K. this fall, may bring him stateside next year, Burrows told Spinner he may give 'Colour' a mini-international birth. "What would be quite nice, when we come over to the States, when we get a day off, I was thinking I could nip out to a couple of bars and any fans who were popping down, I could play some 'Colour of My Dreams' songs. It'd be quite fun," he said.