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Let's Rock The Moor!: Andy Bell, Marc Almond, Shalamar, Jason Donovan, Go West!, Nik Kershaw, Limahl, SNAP!, Hugh Cornwell Electric, Thomas Dolby & more
Lets Rock!, the ultimate retro festival, returns in 2019 for some more fantastic days with the best in 80s music.
Top acts, more entertainment for children, more street entertainment, more catering offerings, more fun stalls, more space and some great surprises for the guests!
Please visit www.letsrockthemoor.com/ for more information.
One half of 80' synth pop legends Erasure. After selling in excess of 20 million records worldwide with Erasure, Andy Bell has also released a series of character solo albums, sung from the perspective of his alter-ego Torsten. It’s a role Andy first took up at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in 2014 in ‘Torsten The Bareback Saint’.
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The former Soft Cell frontman is also well established as an internationally acclaimed and successful solo artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians.
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As Shalamar, Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. They always whip the crowd into a frenzy with classics such as I Can Make You Feel Good, A Night To Remember, Friends, Make That Move, The Second Time Around, There It Is and I Owe You One.
Completing the group is Carolyn Griffey (daughter of Shalamar founder Dick Griffey, the CEO of SOLAR records). The line up has been touring since 2001.
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'80s heartthrob Jason Donovan won nearly every Australian award during his time on Aussie soap Neighbours, and the hearts of millions. His vocal career began in 1988 when he released 'Especially for You' with Kylie Minogue and a debut solo album 'Ten Good Reasons'. Following the release of his second album in 1989, Jason became the biggest selling UK and European artist.
He kicked off a successful West End career in 1991 with a starring role as Joseph in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Palladium. He's since gone on to star in productions such as 'The Rocky Horror' UK Tour during the show's 25th anniversary and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert', as well as coming third in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
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Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, Go West! went on to have huge commercial success, establishing the pair as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the eighties. Producing hits such as We Close Our Eyes and Goodbye Girl, the pair have continued working together to this day and are still producing chart topping hits.
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80s pop hero and acclaimed singer/songwriter who has successful re-launched his career as a 'serious' musician. Expect a mixed selection of new material as well as all the old favourites.
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Former spike-haired lead singer of chart toppers Kajagoogoo singing all their 80s hits and much more.
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Renowned for their work with SNAP! producers Luca Anzilotti & Michael Münzing have written more than one chapter in the history of dance music. Their international megahit “The Power” is not only one of the world's most played dance-tracks, but also the one that launched the “SNAP!-attack” 15 years ago, taking the world by storm and turning Anzilotti and Münzing into one of Europe's most successful producer teams.
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Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, Always The Sun, Peaches, No More Heroes, Nice & Sleazy.... sound familiar? All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers. He is the hitman and he's back with a new album 'Monster' this autumn on Sony Music.
Expect an opening set of prime solo songs, including picks from 'Monster', followed by a storming set of those iconic hits, sung and played by the man himself and his band.
'Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock & roll.' You can't miss it. The hitman is back.
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Acclaimed British musician and producer Thomas Dolby, best known for his 1982 hit She Blinded Me With Science. Renowned for his work in the synth pop genre, he has worked with Def Leppard, Foreigner, David Bowie and Roger Waters, amongst others, making him one of the UK's best loved artists.
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From their initial EP 'Irene & Mavis', through to their inclusion on the infamous Some Bizarre Compilation (launch pad for Depeche Mode, The The & fellow Futurama performers, Soft Cell), to their eventual chart busting forays, including 'Living On The Ceiling', 'Waves', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me' with London Records, Blancmange developed their sound, with their pioneering use of big fat analogue synths and a battery of wondrous Indian percussion from the equally wonderful Pandit Dinesh.
Alongside their contemporaries - the Human League, Magazine, Heaven 17 and OMD - Blancmange are now being recognised as true Electro-Pop trail blazing pioneers.
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The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.
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British 80's singer who scored a world-wide hit with 'Imagination' in the mid 80s.
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Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit 'My Favourite Waste Of Time', has done many things in the twenty or so years since he first came to musical prominence. He has played a leading role in a major musical theatre production, toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins as one of ' Mike and the Mechanics ' as well as being their vocal arranger on their last album ' Rewired ', and Owen has even been harassed by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the infamous " noisy neighbours " episode on MTV's record breaking show ' The Osbournes '.
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Jennie Matthias first burst onto the pop scene in 1981 as the lead singer of the well-loved '80s all girl band The Belle Stars. After signing with the legendary Stiff Records the band produced four UK hits – ‘Sign of the Times’, ‘The Clapping Song’, ‘Sweet Memory’ and ‘Iko Iko’. The rich Belle Star sound was enhanced by Jennie’s Ska and Reggae roots.
‘Iko Iko’ became a hit in the US charts and achieved worldwide recognition following its appearance in the Oscar winning Rain Man. In 1987 Jennie helped form the band Dance Like A Mother” and recorded album tracks with The System in New York, then soon after with Randy Jackson, Preston Glass and Narada Michael Walden in California.
Jennie continues to delight audiences with rich fusions of ska, rock, pop, latin, dun, blues and beyond.
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The Midlands based pop outfit who burst onto the scene with Pass The Duchie which was a hit in 1982. Other hits followed such as Youth Of Today, Never Gonna Give You Up and the massive hit with Donna Summer - Unconditional Love.
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80's bubblegum rock 'n' roll band formed by former Generation X guitarist Bob “Derwood” Andrews and American vocalist Elizabeth Westwood. They are best known for their 1987 UK top 20 hit 'Sonic Boom Boy'.
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Chart-topping eighties party pop band playing all their hits including 'Agadoo'.
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