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Go West and Nik Kershaw Team up for joint tour with T’Pau

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Go West celebrate their 30th anniversary with a joint headline tour with Nik Kershaw from October 2015 and the 31-date run includes support by T’Pau. Kershaw and Go West will team up on stage for new interpretations of their hits, with “special surprises” also promised.   Go West guitarist Richard Drummie said: “We’ve been fans [...]

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Mark King: Interview

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Founding member of Level 42 Mark King started out as a drummer until he convinced a music shop to hire him as a bass expert. His band evolved from jazz funkateers to international pop pin-ups in the Eighties, selling 31 million records along the way. In a way, the Sirens EP recalls your earliest funk [...]

Simple Minds head back to the arenas

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Simple Minds follow up their current tour with a brief run of arena dates in November.   The band are currently nearing the end of a marathon 28-date theatre tour, which will end at Ipswich Regent on May the 4th.   The new arena tour sees support from The Stranglers, with tickets on sale from [...]

Giorgio Moroder confirms star-studded album Déjà-Vu

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Giorgio Moroder has confirmed the details of his first album for 30 years, which features a stellar list of guest vocalists including Kylie, Britney Spears, Charli XCX and Kelis.   Déjà Vu, out on June the 15th, follows Moroder’s appearance on last year’s Daft Punk album Random Access Memories, as well as remixes for Lady [...]

Andy Bell: Interview

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The Erasure frontman has been busy of late, releasing a solo album, Torsten The Bareback Saint – which he performed at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2014 – and a new record with his old pal Vince Clarke, entitled The Violet Flame. He tells Classic Pop about his pursuits past and present.. Torsten The Bareback [...]

SOFT CELL

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Two men, one keyboard and a whole lot of attitude: Soft Cell were the perfect pop equation. But while their erotic cabaret did eventually stop, Marc Almond and Dave Ball have continued to startle and shine in a variety of subsequent guises… Paul Dimery.   Considering everything he’s been through – near-fatal motorcycle accidents, sexual [...]

TALKING HEADS

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Nearly forty years ago, a bunch of art-school misfits were adopted by the New York City Punk scene. They went on to become the new faces of new wave, their unique blend of music and art resulting in their own brand of pop.   Mark Lindores     As fi rst gigs go, there really [...]

The KLF

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Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty completely disrupted the musical landscape of the early nineties. And then they vanished, attempting to take all trace of their work with them. A quarter of a century on, we sift through the albums, singles, movies and mythology. Ian Peel   The KLF – a duo of Bill Drummond and [...]

Giorgio Moroder: Interview

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Legendary Italian producer Giorgio Moroder single- handedly invented disco when he drenched Donna Summer’s dulcet tones with a pulsating synthesiser on her Seventies hits Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love.   He went on to dominate the pop airwaves with chart smashes for an array of artists, ranging from Phil Oakey and [...]

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