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Sun 27th Oct
@ Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Also appearing: Tunde
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20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour: M People + Tunde
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.
Image © Caroline True
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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Tunde Baiyewu is one of the most successful, distinctive and admired vocalists in pop. His rich and soulful tone led Lighthouse Family through three multi-platinum albums. Now solo, Tunde released his self titled debut album in 2004 to critical acclaim. The album is a move in a new direction that has not only won him a host of new fans, but kept the loyal Lighthouse Family fanbase more than happy.
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Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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→ Covent Garden 5 min walk
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