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Monday, 22 May 2017

New #Tour for @ChrisReaMusic stopping at @CityH4ll #newcastle 20/11

Chris Rea
Returns to Newcastle City Hall
as part of his Road Songs for Lovers Tour 2017

Chris Rea has added two new shows to his European Tour and will be coming to Newcastle City Hall on Mon 20 Nov 2017, to celebrate the release of his new album, Road Songs For Lovers.

Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. And although his exemplary musical output to date is deeply embedded into the framework of the world’s rock n roll DNA, it is also safe to say that his presence has been something of a glittering thorn in the side of an industry that has always had him down as a perennial outsider. Artist and painter, blues aficionado and self-confessed motoring nut, filmmaker and Italian-influenced classical music composer, eclectic and maverick are two terms that hardly come close to describing a man who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide for just being himself. In 2017 Rea returns to what he’s best known for: an album of gorgeous rock ballads which showcases Rea’s unique voice and a songwriting skill at the top of his game.

Born in Middlesbrough in 1951, Rea released his debut album in 1978 and promptly had a huge US hit with the first track to be lifted off the record, Fool If You Think It’s Over. In 1983, Rea's fifth studio album Water Sign sold over half a million copies after I Can Hear Your Heartbeat became a Top 20 hit all over Europe. Rea’s follow up, Wired To The Moon was also a huge success and attendant tours of Europe would ensure that Rea commandeered a significant fan-base that has stayed with him through subsequent decades.

In 2000, Rea’s, King Of The Beach reached the Top 30 but his well-documented illness meant that he took a brief sabbatical from recording before returning to his blues roots.

Rea is not alone in the company of musicians who found fame later in life – think Jarvis Cocker, Leonard Cohen – and indeed it is interesting to note that he didn’t achieve UK Top Ten single status until the release of The Road To Hell (pt2), a record that was actually his eighteenth chart entry. Perhaps it is this fact that makes Rea such a breath of fresh air and a man effortlessly in control of his own faculties as a singer songwriter. “I was never a rock star or pop star and all the illness has been my chance to do what I'd always wanted to do with music,” he says. “The best change for my music has been concentrating on stuff which really interests me.“  He is obviously referring to his love of motor racing, painting and the blues but if Road Songs For Lovers proves one thing it is this: you can add beautiful, poignant rock ‘n’ roll love songs to that pantheon of passions.

Chris Rea plays Newcastle City Hall on Mon 20 Nov 2017. Tickets on sale Friday 12 May from 9am.  Tickets from £51.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).

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Friday, 19 May 2017

#video #WrapMeInAFever and tour for @RubyBootsBand with @NikkiLaneMusic including a @Sage_Gateshead date. #americana #nefollowers




Ruby Boots’ music will stop you in your tracks. The rising Australian star, now based in Nashville TN and signed with Universal Music, possesses a red wine-stained soulful voice that crackles with swagger and sorrow. Her fiercely honest lyrics strike deep into your heart while her music delivers an alluring mix of Americana, Rock, Folk and Blues. Leaving home at a young age, to work on pearling boats, is where she found the distance, space and time needed to hone her songwriting skills.

Her first full-length, ‘Solitude’ has been hailed as “a landmark Australian release” and a “world-class debut,” while scoring her a Song of The Year award for lead single, ’Wrap Me In A Fever.’ The ten tunes that populate ‘Solitude’ wrestle with universal themes filtered through Ruby’s captivating combination of vulnerability and strength. She displays an artistic confidence and emotional candour that evokes her heroes like Lucinda Williams as well as such Americana contemporaries as Nikki Lane and Shovels and Rope.

Recently named as an  ‘Americana Festival 2016 Showcasing Artist to Watch’ by renowned US magazine, American Songwriter. Ruby releases her second album later this year, authentically produced by Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen / The Texas Gentlemen). This summer Ruby will tour the UK with kindred country revivalist Nikki Lane on the Highway Queen Tour.

Ruby Boots UK Tour: 

June 6 — Bush Hall, London*

June 7 — The Sage, Gateshead*

June 8 — Deaf Institute, Manchester*

*Supporting Nikki Lane

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Massive Eutopean Autumn #Tour for @leifvollebekk #twinsolitude


 Photo Credit Jessie McCall


After sold-out headlining concerts in New York City, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto and more, plus an amazing 5 week tour this Spring with Gregory Alan Isakov, boasting nearly sold-out shows each night, Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk is happy to continue the Twin Solitude journey with summer festival dates across Canada and Europe and a fall European headlining tour in November.

Vollebekk will be taking part in many iconic festivals such as Les Inrocks in France; Best Kept Secret in Netherlands; Hurricane & Southside in Germany; FEQ, Vancouver Folk, Calgary Folk and Osheaga in Canada and more, before headlining concerts in ten countries across Europe in November. See full listing below.

Twin Solitude has been met with accolades from critics all over the world including NPR, The Fader, Uncut, Paste Magazine, Rolling Stone France, The Sunday Times Culture, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail and more, plus radio play across Europe and North America, playlisting on Spotify’s New Music Friday in twelve countries as well as appearing on Spotify’s Viral Chart week of release in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Vollebekk wrote the ten-song ‘Twin Solitude’ while re-calibrating from a creatively taxing period on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t feel right to him. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road: finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record. 


"Devastatingly beautiful" - NPR Songs We Love

"It's an invitation to travel - to the cobblestones of old Montreal on a bicycle, to the expanse of Montana in the back of a family car, to the Pacific coast in Vancouver, to Iceland, to Paris - and to the darkest corners of your heart." - World Cafe

"The album exudes a meditative joy"  - The Village Voice

"It’s his best work yet. Take a look at him now." - The Globe and Mail

"A collection of gorgeous, spacious, piano-led melancholia." - The Boston Globe

"Passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere." – The Fader

"Lovely, soulful and spare." - Brooklyn Vegan

“Rarely simple, Twin Solitude is a striking display of Leif Vollebekk's talent and heart. 8/10” - Exclaim!

4 stars - Le Droit

Listen/Order “Twin Solitude” online here >> 

Watch the “Elegy” + “All Night Sedans”  videos here >>

Tour Dates:

05/12/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

05/13/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

05/14/17 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

05/16/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

05/18/17 - Rochester, NY @ Historic German House

05/30/17 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

05/31/17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

06/01/17 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

06/02/17 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

06/03/17 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

06/15/17 - Paris, France @ Les Inrocks Festival

06/16/17 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

06/17/17 - Copenhagen, DK @Komos Festival

06/18/17 - Duisburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival

06/23-25/17 - Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival

06/23-25/17 - Neuhausen Ob Eck , DE @ Southside Festival

07/12/17 - Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Québec

07/15/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Music Festival

07/22/17 -Baie Saint-Paul, QC @ Le Festif!

07/27/17 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/04/17 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

08/31/17 - Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival

09/07/17 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*

09/08/17 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2*

09/09/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA*

11/01/17 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell

11/02/17 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

11/04/17 - Oslo, NO @ Krøsset

11/05/17 - Stockholm, SE @ Obaren

11/06/17 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervick

11/09/17 - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub

11/10/17 - Munich, DE @ Hauskonzerte

11/11/17 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

11/13/17 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix

11/14/17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

11/15/17 - Nijmegen, NL @ Merelyn

11/16/17 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes

11/18/17 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin

11/19/17 - Bristol, UK @ Louisiana

11/21/17 - London, UK @ Moth Club

11/22/17 - Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge

11/23/17 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers

11/24/17 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage (Attic Bar)

*Supporting Margaret Glaspy

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Imperial Leisure get all #Animal at the #Festivals this year! @ilband are pure #festivalfodder

Catch These Guys If You Can!

It's obvious Imperial Leisure absolutely LOVE tearing up a stage and making a crowd go mental. Their new single, Animal has the perfet summer vibe about it, with a complementary festival themed video.

They'll be at Camden Rocks on 3rd June, at the Electric Ballroom:

It's Denis's birthday "do" at Mr Wolf's in Bristol on 29th June:


M-Fest in Midsomer Norton: A street festival on 8th July. 


Boomtown: Behind the Hampshire on 10-13th August


Undercover Margate, with some seriously good company:


#ShakinStevens @officialShaky Talks about his personal and musical evolution since the #80s #INTERVIEW

Performing at Newcastle City Hall
 Thursday 25/5

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Shakin’ Stevens is about to embark on his biggest ever UK tour visiting 33 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Echoes Of Our Times Tour will see one of the UK's biggest-selling artists of all-time hit the road from Easter with the opening night on Saturday April 15 in Carlisle. Shaky will then travel the length and breadth of the country, including London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on May 2 before ending the tour on May 28.
Tickets for the Echoes Of Our Times Tour are priced from £24 and are on sale now from 
The tour will see Shaky unveil another side to his talents, as an artist, songwriter and storyteller.
Echoes Of Our Times blends blues, roots, Americana and classic rock. Detailing stories from his intriguing family history, Shakin’ Stevens has created a remarkable musical tribute to his once mysterious past.
Uncovering his family’s history back hundreds of years in the Cornish mining village of Gwennap, once the richest copper mining district in the world, the album is a remarkably frank and honest piece of work that has been widely acclaimed.
Here Shaky talks about his journey of discovery and change from his heyday back in the 80s to the now…….

So, you’re going out on tour with the album and it’s a huge tour. What can people expect?

I am looking forward to getting out on tour, we’re going to do all the tracks on the album. There will be the old hits too but it isn’t possible to do them all. 
In the early days I did practically all the hits but I couldn’t actually do full songs from start to finish, I had to cut them down to get them in. But there will be some album tracks, songs that people haven’t heard me sing before and the hits I do will be slightly different. 
You will know the songs, but it will be with new arrangements, or a new way of performing them.

Can we expect double denim and white dancing shoes?

I wouldn’t want to do that, ‘cos that was a long time ago.  Every artist needs to be allowed to move on, and develop in their own way, and at their own pace.  My stage performance has changed over the years, and it would be boring if artists didn’t move on in their careers.
A few years ago, I asked one of the fans if they liked a new arrangement of one of the hits that I had performed.  The answer was that he liked the original when it first came out, but he had moved on with his taste in music since then, and he preferred the new arrangement.  It’s good for artists and their fan base to keep pace with each other - and I think that’s why they have reacted so well to the new album.
Hopefully there will be a lot of familiar faces with the fans who have been there since the early days but I’m also looking forward to seeing people who have never been to one of my concerts before.

How have you put the band together? 

There’s nine in the band – two female singers, a guitarist, a drummer, piano player, trumpet, tenor sax, bass guitar and keyboards but we’ve also got harmonica, mandolin, banjo, slide guitar. They are all very talented so it’s a great live band.
I’ve worked with most of them over quite a long time and we all get on really well together so I know we’re all going to get out on that stage every night and have a great time.

You’ve been on an almost “Who Do You Think You Are?” journey to write Echoes of our Times. Is that what you planned or were you inspired to write the album after you made the discoveries about your family’s history?
You get to a stage in your life and you don’t know what went on with your family. We started researching before we started recording the album and that just led us to go down a rootsy feel. The stories were just so strong so we started writing songs.  
There were a lot of sad stories, hence the darkness of the album but it has been such a fantastic experience.
Nobody used to talk, that’s what I’ve really discovered. I’ve found out so much about my family history, things that I never would have known. There are such amazing stories about people going down the mines, women and children, and it is just times that are very hard to imagine now.
I didn’t even know my grandmother was in the Salvation Army until I started this search and I’ve discovered I’ve still got family members in it now. Money raised through Echoes Of Merry Christmas Everyone and three charity gigs that I recently performed in, have been for the Salvation Army and I’m very glad we did that.  It’s a charity that does such a fantastic job.
It’s taken years and years to build this information and to be able to translate it into an album has been great.

The album has certainly enjoyed tremendous success and a lot of prime-time radio air play. Did you expect this?

I enjoyed great success in the 80’s, but I had such a strong image from this time that it has been difficult to break through and present my music in its current form.  Surprisingly, the album that has seemed to have been the easiest to put together has been the best tool to break that cycle: perhaps because it is so personal.
This is very much my ‘move on’ album. As you grow up and grow older you change and want something different. In the very early days I was naïve, I knew I had to change but it was difficult. I did bring an album out Now Listen in 2007, I would say that was my ‘bridge’ album but unfortunately the guy who signed me, the guy who wanted to put the album out, went to America and nothing happened with it in the UK, although it was a top 10 album in Scandinavia.
Now with this album I’ve come back with something very different. When it was first revealed to the media our publicist made a point of not saying who it was as we wanted to get the reaction first without anyone having any preconceived perceptions.
The reaction was, and still is, fantastic because people just didn’t expect this sound to come from the Shakin’ Stevens they remember and I can honestly say I haven’t heard one negative about it.
It has also kick-started a lot more ideas so we will be working on them in the near future.

Do you have favourite track on the album?
I don’t have a particular favourite track on the album, as I really like them all for different reasons.

What’s your favourite track from your early days?

Turning Away (a single from the 1986 album Lipstick, Powder and Paint) and Radio (a single from the 1992 album The Epic Years), featuring Roger Taylor, from Queen, on drums and Rod Argent on keyboards.

What do you listen to when you want to relax?
I like radio, we listen to quite a mixture of stations. Radio 2, Radio 4, 6 Music but then I love to listen to my records too. I like listening to songs and albums I haven’t heard before, basically anything that takes my fancy. I like a story and a lyric together. Mostly rootsy type of stuff.

Who were your main influences when you were starting out?

People say to me you’re rock and roll, but that’s an umbrella with many styles of music resting under it.
Growing up with my family, there was music from the back end of the 30s, the 40s, 50s and 60s as there were so many of us and the age range was so big so everyone wanted to listen to something different. There were all types of music being played and listened to and always with a bit of skiffle thrown in.

What do you think of music today? 
There is a lot of choice out there today and so much variety to listen to so it’s really hard to pinpoint particular artists because I really do like listening to pretty much anything and if I like the lyrics I’ll keep listening.
It’s such a hard market to get noticed in today and that’s why the artists we’ve selected to be guest support on the tour are people who are trying to make it in the business. We want to give them a chance to get noticed.

If Shaky was bursting onto the scene for the first time in 2017 who would he be? 
I would definitely be more rootsy like this. If you look at Johnny Cash, in the early days he had this really strong beat but he moved on and moved on and his music was much darker towards the end but that suited him.
It’s all about growing up and the fact that I absolutely love the music I’m doing now. I liked it back in the early days but I feel that this is well and truly the real me with the new album and the music I’m working on now.

At @TheCluny on Friday @JJandtheRM #JimJonesandtheRighteousMind #debutalbum

Marilyn Manson Tour 2017...

UK/EU Tour Dates Announced
Debut Album – Super Natural – Out 12th May

JimJones and the Righteous Mind by David Arnoff

“Incendiary Rock N Roll at it’s best” – Classic Rock 

“A truly mesmerising swampy Beast” -- Vive Le Rock

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced tour dates in the UK and Europe in support of their debut album Super Natural. Recorded and mixed at London’s Space Eko East Studio, Super Natural comes out on 12th May 2017 and will be available in CD, vinyl and download formats on the band’s own label MaSonic (under license to Hound Gawd! Records).

Singer/guitarist Jim Jones’s distinctive and esteemed musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones Revue, Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, the latest manifestation of Jones's ever evolving sonic vision, is his most expansive and ambitious musical effort to date.

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind are Jim Jones (lead vocals & guitar); Malcolm Troon (guitar; pedal steel & backing vocals) Matt Millership (keyboards & backing vocals); Gavin Jay (bass guitar, upright bass & backing vocals); Phil Martini (drums & backing vocals). 

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind released three EP’s from 2015 through 2016, whilst touring the UK and Europe extensively. Tickets for their upcoming shows go on sale at 9.00am Friday 10th March and can be purchased via the bands website:  

Tour Dates:

30th April Smithdown Festival, Liverpool
12th May The Railway, Winchester
13th May The Plug, Sheffield
17th May Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
18th May Fruit, Hull
19th May The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
20th May The Lexington, London
21st May Waterfront, Norwich

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Fantastic new album from @ThePainsOfBeing and new #Tour #TheEchoOfPleasure





Today THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART announces its fourth album, The Echo of Pleasure, due July 14 on the band's own Painbow label - you can hear "Anymore," the first single now and you can pre-order the album here in all formats. 

Limited edition (500 copies) gold metallic vinyl with gold foil stamped packaging available to pre-order  exclusively from the band's website. The band has also announced extensive European and North American tour dates (see full list below).

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have long set the benchmark for big-hearted, idealistic pop songs. With The Echo of Pleasure, The Pains push beyond their many inspirations and embrace their role as indiepop heroes in their own right. Showcasing the deft songwriting of frontman Kip Berman, The Pains’ fourth album is their most confident and accomplished. After three critically-acclaimed records, 2009’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 2011’s Belong and 2014’s Days of Abandon received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, they have put together a collection of songs that possess a timeless grandeur, deeper and more satisfying than anything the band has done since their iconic debut. 

Berman enlisted Days of Abandon producer Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers) to help him record a Pains record like none-other. “The logistics of it were so different. When I recorded the record, my wife was six months pregnant. We only had a limited amount of time. There was an absolute uncertainty hanging over our heads, but it was also a kind of escape from worry for that time,” he explains. “What’s going to happen when I have a kid? Am I going to be able to go on tour? Is this the last record I’m going to get to make? It’s not a bad thing to be worried when you’re expecting this huge transition of life. If you didn’t feel scared, you’re probably not feeling the right emotion. I tried to make the best record I could, knowing it might be the last time.”

The best moments on the album live in the space near fear but find comfort in the solace that follows giving into love. On the succulent cacophony of first single, “Anymore,” it’s the sweetly dark, double-edged resolution of “I couldn’t take anymore / I wanted to die with you.” Says Berman, “’Anymore’ is about a love that is extreme in its wonder and terror. 'I wanted to die with you' could mean either - and it probably means both.” 

The Echo of Pleasure navigates variability and safety without unraveling. Berman is no stranger to fragility; here, it’s structured with warmth, the kind found after life-altering moments. It’s reflected in the album title, too: “The Echo of Pleasure could be the near-symmetry of love,” he explains. “It’s the reflection back and forth, modulating over time, of two people who are together. It’s not a mirror - but a perpetual answering and asking. When one person is absent, that echo ceases or, as the title track laments, ‘fades into these silent days.’ In that sense, remembering is a kind of echo, each instance slightly less vivid than the one before.”

The record is augmented by guest vocals featuring previous Pains collaborators: Jen Goma on “So True” (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), bass guitar by Jacob Danish Sloan (Dream Diary), and horns by Kelly Pratt (Beirut, David Byrne, St. Vincent). The Pains of Being Pure at Heart live band consists of long-time guitarist Christoph Hochheim (Ablebody, ex-Depreciation Guild), bassist Jacob Danish Sloan, drummer Chris Schackerman (ex-Mercury Girls, ex-Literature) and vocalist/keyboardist Jess Rojas.  The band will tour the UK in late May, returning to New York for Northside Festival in June (see full list of dates below). The Echo of Pleasure arrives July 14.


Wednesday, May 24 -- Bristol, UK -- Thekla @+

Thursday, May 25 -- Manchester, UK -- Night and Day Café @+

Saturday, May 27 -- Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK -- Think Tank? @+

Sunday, May 28 -- Glasgow, UK -- Stereo @+

Monday, May 29 -- Leeds, UK -- Brudenell @+

Tuesday, May 30 -- London, UK -- Oslo Hackney @+

Thursday, June 1 -- Leicester, UK -- The Cookie @

Friday, June 2 – Wolverhampton, UK -- Newhampton Arts Centre @

Saturday, June 3 -- Oxford, UK -- The Cellar @

@ = w/ Night Flowers

+ = w/ Yoke Lore

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Echo of Pleasure


Release Date: July 14, 2017

Pre-order here

Track List:

1. My Only
2. Anymore
3. The Garret

4. When I Dance With You

5. The Echo of Pleasure

6. Falling Apart So Slow

7. So True

8. The Cure for Death

9. Stay


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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Another #ChristmasShow from @LindisfarneBand @CityH4ll #Newcastle

Lindisfarne Christmas Shows are back!
Newcastle City Hall
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December 2017

An evening packed with legendary songs and a few surprises - don't miss the Fog on the Tyne hit-makers on their home turf.

North East folk-rock legends Lindisfarne will be returning to the City Hall this Christmas to entertain us with their legendary festive Christmas show.  With well over 100 wonderful nights at the City Hall, the Lindisfarne Christmas Show has become a must see seasonal celebration and a North East tradition.

"Lindisfarne have long viewed the City Hall as their home, so we are happy to welcome them back and celebrate Christmas 2017." Said the City Hall's super-concise press release..

This will be a great Christmas night out, we've yet to find out if Jowheretogo client Simma will make an appearance at this gig....

The return of #BANANARAMA @vivaBananarama on tour. @CityH4ll #newcastle #partytime #80sstyle


Siobhan Fahey re-joins Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for one time only Tour coming to Newcastle City Hall Wednesday 15 November 2017

The girl group that defined the 80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up for a tour this November in the UK. This will be the only time they tour in the original line up.

This will be the first time Sara, Keren and Siobhan have ever toured together. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 26 April at 9am.

Keren and I have toured as a duo for years, but we never toured or played live with Siobhan,” explains Sara. “We’ve been talking about this idea for a while and now the moment has finally arrived it’s incredibly exciting! Lots of fans have often asked ‘please just do one tour with Siobhan,' so now their wishes have come true.”

We’ll be performing all the hits and some surprises too, I really can’t wait it’s gonna be an amazing party every night!" says Keren

These were my formative years,” adds Siobhan. “I never thought it would happen again. It’s like going back down the road to find a piece of myself that I left back then. The older I get, the more I realise it was pretty magical.

Since their unforgettable last performance as a trio on The Brits in 1988, Keren and Sara have continued as Bananarama, releasing records and touring to global audiences. Siobhan went on to have hit singles and albums around the world as part of Shakespears Sister before becoming a solo artist.

Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever. To date they have had 30 chart hits. They hit the top of charts around the world. In the US, Venus became their first #1 single on the Billboard chart. Their combined record sales were over 40 million.

Bananarama plays Newcastle City Hall on Wed 15 Nov 2017. Tickets are from £51.00 and can be purchased or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).