He is Chipmunk and you can see him Shine Shine in the UK for Summer 2010

Posted: 13th March 2010

Brushing off concerns over his mental heath at the end of last year, the prodigal rapper from Tottenham, North London, Chipmunk, is well, live and kicking.

Two MOBOs and a string of chart-topping hits (including the unavoidable 'Oopsy Daisy' and 'Look For Me') on, the 19-year-old, whose straightforwardly if simplistically-titled debut album, 'I Am Chipmunk', was released last October, and will be re-released on 12th April.

Definitely a stuttering moment for the teen Grimer as he will follow this re-issue with a 'Shine Shine' summer tour (hoping good forecast prevails), which will kick off on 27th June in Yeovil, via the cities of Cambridge (28 Jun), London (1 Jul) , Sheffield (5 Jul) , Newcastle (8Jul), Liverpool (13 Jul) and Bournemouth (15 Jul) , among others, before ending in Cardiff on 18th July.

In the meantime, Chipmunk will release his sixth single, 'Until You Were Gone' , featuring Ducth pop singer Esmee Denters , on 19th April, which will also appear on the new edition of 'I Am Chipmunk'.

Tickets for Chipmunk's 'Shine Shine' tour are on sale now, costing £14.50 regionally, £17.00 in mighty London, plus booking fee.

Solange Moffi