Plus special guests Phil Fearon (Galaxy) and Lauraine McIntosh (Cool Notes)
Shalamar will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Friends” album by performing the entire album live in concert for the first time in their history!
“Friends” is a platinum-selling album, featured four top twenty hit singles – “A Night To Remember”, “Friends”, “There It Is” and “I Can Make You Feel Good”. The songs were huge and dominated the clubs and radio alike. “Friends” was the seminal album for the group and was put together by renowned producer Leon Sylvers. It sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, outselling OMD, Abba, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Culture Club and Meat Loaf – to name but a few. It was one of the best selling albums of the year and has endured the test of time with songs that are still acclaimed today. As Howard Hewett lead singer said “throughout the years we’ve played the 4 hit singles plus varying other tracks from the album but never the whole 10 tracks”.
Shalamar will not just perform the album, but will also sing their greatest hits such as – “Take That to The Bank”, “Second Time Around”, “Make That Move”, “Dead Giveaway” and many more.
Special guest for the show will be fellow 80’s star, Phil Fearon & Galaxy — instantly recognisable for his hit singles ‘”Dancing Tight’ , “What do I do?”, “Everybody’s Laughing”, “I can prove it” and ‘This Kind of Love’.
Lauraine Mcintosh is the voice of The Cool Notes with hits including: “Spend The Night”, “In Your Car”, “You’re Never Too Young”, “I Forgot”, “My Tune” and many others. The Cool Notes were then signed to the Stock Aitkin and Waterman label for two track releases – “Make This A Special Night” and “Love Is Freaky Thing”.