Andrew Levy, Angela Ricci and Simon Bartholomew of the Brand New Heavies tour their Brother Sister album this year
The Brand New Heavies: Andrew Levy, Angela Ricci and Simon Bartholomew

The Brand New Heavies celebrate 30 years of Brother Sister with UK tour

Released in 1994, The Brand New Heavies’ third album, Brother Sister, changed everything for the band. Propelled by the classic singles Dream On Dreamer, Midnight At The Oasis and Back To Love, the record achieved huge success and cemented their position as the pioneers of Acid Jazz.

Still sounding as fresh and timeless as it did back then, the group featuring original members Andrew Levy and Simon Bartholomew with the vocalist Angela Ricci, will perform Brother Sister in full alongside other hits and fan favourites from their storied history with a complete live band across the UK.

The band says: “We can’t believe that Brother Sister is going to be 30 years young! What better way to celebrate than coming to see us play the album in its entirety as well as all our hits.”

Brother Sister 30 Tour

1 November – Sheffield, The Foundry
8 November – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
9 November – Coventry, HMV Empire
16 November – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
22 November – Brighton, Dome
23 November – Cardiff, Tramshed
30 November – Frome, Cheese & Grain
20 December – Birmingham, Town Hall

The Brand New Heavies Brother Sister 30 Tour

Since debuting in 1990, The Brand New Heavies have translated their love of sophisticated 70s funk grooves into an ever evolving sound that has ignited dancefloors. Their huge success with Brother Sister continued with the follow-up Shelter, which  featured further hits in the shape of Sometimes, You Are The Universe and their take on You’ve Got A Friend. Their legacy has continued to grow with consistently strong albums ever since, including 2019’s TBNH which featured their first recordings with Angela Ricci.

Last year,  The Brand New Heavies entered a new era of rediscovery with the release of Never Stop… The Best Of. They also embarked upon the sold-out Never Stop… The Greatest Hits Tour, for which they were accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra.

Brother Sister 30 Tour tickets go on sale at 10am on 3 May, click here

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