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20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour: M People + Tunde Baiyewu
Mercury prize winners M People have announced a massive UK tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary since release of acclaimed seminal album 'Elegant Slumming' and as a full live band. Their first full tour in eight years sees Heather Small, Paul Heard and Shovell take on 14 dates across the country including a massive show at Manchester Arena.
The band's first album, the acclaimed 'Northern Soul', was released in 1992 and was hailed as one of the best dance albums of that year, including their first top 10 single 'How Can I Love You More'. It wasn't until the band's line up was complete in 1993 with the addition of percussionist Shovell that M People went onto win a Brit Award and the prestigious Mercury Music Prize with their second album 'Elegant Slumming'.
M People's third album, 1994's 'Bizarre Fruit' stayed in the UK chart for two and a half years and saw the band win another Brit Award. A few years later the band produced fourth album 'Fresco'.
M People are quite simply THE ultimate feel good band, and this 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits tour will show just why they hold a long-standing reign of popular dance music.
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M People emerged out of the club scene in Manchester in the early nineties and became one of the world's biggest dance acts selling more than 11 million records. With the unmistakable voice of Heather Small joining Paul Heard, Shovell and founder Mike Pickering, M People released 20 Top 40 singles, including 10 Top 10s including inspirational national anthems like 'Moving On Up', 'Search For The Hero' and 'One Night In Heaven'.
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As the voice of Lighthouse Family, Tunde has achieved in excess of 20 million global sales. With albums Ocean Drive, Postcards From Heaven and Whatever Gets You Through The Day; they also had numerous top 10 singles including Lifted, Ocean Drive, High and Raincloud. Tunde returned to live circuit in 2011 with Lighthouse Family for a hugely successful tour and in 2013 he released his second solo album, Diamond In A Rock - his first new material in over eight years.
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