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Shalamar announce April dates plus special guests

Shalamar April 2010 Tour
Shalamar April 2010 Tour

Standby for 'A Night to Remember' as '80s supergroup Shalamar return to the UK this April for just four exclusive dates. They are supported by British soul's very own Kenny Thomas and X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein.

Here's a little up-date to jog your memory (ok I know you know, but just in case).... Shalamar have a string of hits at the back-end of the '70s then on through the '80s with songs such as 'Take That To The Bank' (1978), 'I Owe You One' (1980) and 1982's 'I Can Make You Feel Good', 'A Night to Remember'テ, 'There It Is' and 'Friends'. The group reformed in 2005, with original members Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett, and with new singer Carolyn Griffey (long time friend and daughter of Shalamar founder and Solar Record boss Dick Griffey).

It was Shalamars' Jeffery Daniel who helped to introduce 'body-popping' to these shores and first brought the 'Moonwalk' to our attention. A young Michael Jackson, who being a fan of the group, and in particular Daniel (after watching his dance moves on Soul Train) was inspired by Daniel. This dancer extraordinare went on to teach Michael the Moonwalk and choreographed his 'Bad' and 'Smooth Criminal' videos... The rest as they say is History.

So expect some first class singing and some out of this world dancing!

ALL THE TOUR INFO BELOW:

Thursday April 15th Circus Tavern Purfleet Essex
Ticket Price テつ」30 & テつ」25 (Standing)
Box Office: 01708 863838
www.circustavernnightclub.com

Friday April 16th Grand Opera House, York
Ticket Price テつ」28.50 Box Office: 0844 847 2322
www.GrandOperaHouseYork.org.uk

Saturday April 17th Oasis Centre Swindon
Ticket Price テつ」28.50 & テつ」26.50
Box Office: 01793 445401
www.swindon.gov.uk/oasisevents

Sunday April 18th New Theatre Oxford
Ticket Price テつ」30.50 & テつ」27.50
Box Office: 0844 847 1585
www.NewTheatreOxford.org.uk
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