The 30th Anniversary Australia Tour 2020 Club Classics Vol 1 and The Greatest Hits.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Soul II Soul’s triumphant debut album Club Classics Vol 1 landed in 1989. Originally creating a buzz via their sound system playing at their own night at the Africa Centre they would quickly move to the bigger Fridge Nightclub in London such was the excitement around them.
Soul II Soul was integral in helping establish a brand new urban soulful scene which would flourish initially in the UK before spreading its wings across the globe. From their early sound system days the Soul II Soul live band would blossom creating their own unique musical blueprint which combined an eclectic mix of UK, Caribbean and US sounds. It was both fresh and exciting with a visual look to match the music.
With the launch of their single Keep On Movin’ featuring Caron Wheeler on vocals in 1989 the band would see immediate chart success across the globe. The single would sell 1 million copies in the US alone topping the dance charts there. Their debut album Club Classics Vol 1 would follow suit going multi platinum in both the UK and the US selling millions of copies worldwide.
The next single from the album Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) would go on to be an even bigger success hitting No1 in multiple countries and cementing the bands whirlwind legacy as it picked up a Grammy in the US. Multiple albums would follow over the next decade with Volume II ‘A new Decade’, Volume III ‘Just right’ and onwards spawning their own chart successes and hugely loved singles before Volume IV ‘The Classic Singles’ would help bring the band to an even wider audience and cement a strong following across Australia.
Soul II Soul are a landmark band whose Club Classics Vol 1 is now widely regarded as one of the stand out albums of the 90’s both musically and for it’s impact on the nascent club scene across the globe. This July Soul II Soul will be touring across Australia recreating Club Classics Vol 1 live with founder member Jazzie B, original vocalist Caron Wheeler and vocalists Charlotte Kelly who has also been an integral part of the band since the 90’s and Nadine Ceaser. They will also be playing many of their worldwide smashes from across their later albums. Expect a night of pure unadulterated feel-good musical bliss.
A classic album, a classic tour, this is a true do not miss musical moment!
Soul II Soul will be appearing at: 11th July – Riverside Theatre, Perth
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