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The Alarm and Big Country

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The Alarm and Big Country

We are thrilled to announce that popular demand has added extra dates to the 'Return To Steeltown 1984-2024' tour. A special guest for the second leg of the tour will be Mike Peters of The Alarm. Tickets on sale at 10 am on Friday 26th January 2024

todayJanuary 25, 2024 106

Blonde - Debbie Harry

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Blonde – Debbie Harry – Blondie

Blonde “Here comes the 21st Century,” Debbie Harry assuredly sang nearly three decades ago on her solo disc Def Dumb And Blonde, “it’s gonna be so much better for a girl like me.” With the turn of the century well behind us now, that gleeful prediction has certainly come true: Singer-songwriter Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke and their band-mates in Blondie are undeniable pop icons, […]

todayJanuary 18, 2023 530 3 2

Rio - Duran Duran

New Wave Albums

Rio – Duran Duran

Rio - Duran Duran's second studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran, released on 10 May 1982 through EMI Records. The band wrote and demoed most of the material before recording the album at AIR Studios in London from January to March 1982. Colin Thurston returned from their 1981 self-titled debut studio album as producer. The band utilized more experimentation than the debut, from vibraphone and marimba to […]

todayDecember 1, 2022 511 4 3

Men Without Hats

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Men Without Hats – Ivan Eugene Doroschuk

Ivan Eugene Doroschuk, born 9 October 1957, is an American-born Canadian musician. He is the lead vocalist and founding member of Men Without Hats, best known for the hit song "The Safety Dance". NEARLY 40 YEARS AGO, THEY TOLD THE WORLD, “YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO” — AND THE WORLD LISTENED. A few years later, they instructed the same planet to go “Pop” –- and the world did. […]

todayDecember 1, 2022 1

Simple Minds

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds are one of the UK’s most successful bands, having achieved six No.1 albums as well hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people say to me what Simple Minds are you talking about? The avant-garde, the art-rock, the pop, the ambient, the instrumental group, the political, the folk, […]

todayMarch 15, 2021 13 1

Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode

English electronic music band formed March 1980 in Basildon, Essex, and named after a popular French fashion magazine. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, "Speak & Spell," bringing the band onto the […]

todayMarch 15, 2021 463 3

new order

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New Order

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s. When Joy Division’s Ian Curtis tragically took his own life, the remaining trio, Bernard Sumner (guitarist), Peter Hook (bassist) and Stephen Morris (drummer) immediately disbanded, but re-formed the same year as New Order, with the addition of […]

todayJuly 6, 2020 398 3

The Cure

New Wave Music Bands

The Cure

It all started in 1976 as Easy Cure, formed by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums), and local guitar hero Porl Thompson. They began writing and demoing their songs almost immediately, playing throughout 1977 in Southern England to an ever-growing army of fans. In 1978 the 'Easy' was dropped, along with Porl, and an eager trio now known simply as The Cure was […]

todayJuly 6, 2020 958 5 2

Kids in the Kitchen

New Wave Music Bands

Kids in the Kitchen

Australian band Kids in the Kitchen exemplified the '80s sound: well-packaged funk and dance-pop characterized by synth sounds and smooth production. Mushroom's White label signed up the fledgling band after they had been together for only eight months. Their first two singles were an immediate success: "Change in Mood"/"Far From Where" (October 1983) and "Bitter Desire"/"Hunting and Haunting" (April 1984) both hit the national Top Ten. In 1984, the Kids […]

todayJuly 6, 2020 407 1

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