• BELINDA CARLISLE
    Former lead singer of The Go-Go’s with whom she sold more than 7 million albums. She started her solo career in 1985 with the release of her album ‘Belinda’ (Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada). In 1987 she released ‘Heaven On Earth’ her most successful album to date, that was certified 3X platinum in the UK, 2X platinum in Canada and Platinum in the US and spawned 3 US top 10 hits: ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’ (#1), ‘I Get Weak’ (#2) and ‘Circle In The Sand’ (#7). She has released a total of 7 solo albums, the most recent being ‘Voila’ in 2007 on Rykodisc. In 2011 she has received a star in The Hollywood Walk Of Fame as member of The Go-Go’s. She has upcoming concerts in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Newcastle (UK).

  • KIM CARNES
    Grammy-award winner singer-songwriter. She was born in Los Angeles and currently resides in Nashville. Started her music career in the late 60s writing songs for other artists, until she signed with Amos Records and released her debut album ‘Rest On Me’ in 1972. She had her biggest hits in the late 70’s and early 80’s with her Kenny Rogers’ collaboration ‘Don’t Fall In Love With A Stranger’ and with her worldwide smash ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ (1981’s biggest hit in the US) from her album ‘Mistaken Identity’ (Platinum in the US). She was part of the USA For Africa single ‘We Are The World’. She has release a total of 13 studio albums and has spent the last two decades writing and collaborating with some of country music’s biggest stars including Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Tanya Tucker.

  • SAMANTHA FOX
    After being a model since she was 16, she launched her pop-music career in 1986 with the single ‘Touch Me (I Want Your Body)’ which hit #1 in 17 countries. She has released a total of 7 studio albums between 1986 and 2005 with hit singles such as ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now’, ‘Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)’ and ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’. In the 80’s she had 3 Top 10 hits in both the UK and the US. Since 1990 she’s been appearing on different sitcoms and reality shows including ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’.

  • WANG CHUNG
    English band formed in 1980. It’s name means ‘Yellow Bell’ in Chinese. Their core members have been Jack Hues and Nick Feldman. They had their initial success with their second album ‘Points In The Curve’ (1984) which spawned the moderate hit singles ‘Dance Hall Days’ and ‘Don’t Let Go’. Director William Friedkin specifically sought the band to score his film ‘To Live And Die in L.A.’ which reached Top 10 in Billboard’s US album chart. Their fourth album ‘Mosaic’ achieved their biggest success with 2 international smashes ‘Everybody Have Fun Tonight’ (#2 US) and ‘Let’s Go’ (#9 US). Although the band disbanded in 1990, they reunited in 1997. Since then, they have released a double EP titled ‘Abducted by the 80s’ in 2010. Along with artists such as Huey Lewis & The News, Starship and Richard Marx, they will be part of ‘The 80s Cruise’; a 7-days Caribbean cruise which will depart from Ft. Lauderdale’s port in February 2016.

  • KIM WILDE
    English pop singer, author, radio DJ and TV presenter. She made her debut in the music scene in 1981 with her debut single ‘Kids In America’ (#2 UK). Between 1981 y 1996 she had 25 singles in the Top 50 of the UK singles chart including the US #1/ UK #2 hit ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ (cover of the classic Supremes song). She has sold over 10 million albums and 20 millions singles in her career. She released a total of 13 studio albums. She holds the record for being the most-charted British solo female act of the 80s with 17 UK Top 40 hits. Currently she has a radio show in the UK called ‘Secret Songs’ and a syndicated radio show called ‘Wilde 80s Show’ in Germany. She has an interest in gardening and had release two books on the subject.

  • JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
    This English band started as a trio with Calvin Hayes, Mike Nocito and singer-songwriter Clark Datchler. They hit big with their debut album, which reached #1 in the UK and contained 3 worldwide hit singles: ‘Shattered Dreams’ (#5 UK/#2 US), ‘I Don’t Want To Be A Hero’ (#11 UK/#31 US) and ‘Turn Back The Clock’ (#12 UK). Datchler left the band in in 1988 and the group released an unsuccessful second album with producer -and The Cure member- Phil Thornalley in vocals. Datchler and Nocito met again in 2009 and as a result of three years of work they released a new album titled ‘Magnetized’ in 2013 as a duo. In 2010, the song’ Shattered Dreams’ received a BMI award for having over 3 million broadcast performances in the US alone.

  • CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
    UK band that released 3 albums between 1987 and 1992:
    ‘Keep Your Distance’, ‘Getahead’ and ‘Back To Front’ (as ‘Curiosity’). They had 5 Top 20 hits in the UK including ‘Down To Earth’ and a cover of Johnny Bristol’s ‘Hang On In There Baby’ that both reached #3. The single ‘Misfit’ reached #42 in the Billboard’s chart becoming their only US hit. They worked with Andy Warhol (who was a fan of the group) on their debut video ‘Misfit’. June 7th they will be playing in London.

  • ABC
    Formed in Sheffield in 1980 by Stephen Singleton, Mark White and Martin Fry. Their debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’, produced by Trevor Horn reach #1 in the UK in 1982. It included the hits ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ and ‘All Of My Heart’. Between 1982 and 2008 they released 8 albums including classics such as ‘How To Be A… Zillionaire!’ and ‘Alphabet City’. Their biggest hits in the US were ‘When Smokey Sings’ (#2 in 1987) and ‘Be Near Me’ (#11 in 1985). Currently on tour in the US.

  • CHINA CRISIS
    Formed in Liverpool in 1979 by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon. Between 1982 and 1994 they released 6 albums including 2 certified Gold and 1 certified Silver in the UK. Their hit singles include ‘Black Man Ray’, ‘Working With Fire & Steel’, ‘Christian’, ‘King In A Catholic Style’ and ‘Best Kept Secret’. They’re in the final stages of releasing their first studio album since 1994 titled ‘Autumn In The Neighborhood’ that was funded via the Pledge Music website. Currently on tour in Canada and the US.

  • BLACK
    Solo project and alias of Liverpool-born Colin Vearncombe. He has released 15 albums, including 9 on his own ‘Nero Schwarz Records’ label. He has sold more than 2 million albums. His most popular album was ‘Wonderful Life’ released in 1987 that included the self-titled international smash single. His most recent album ‘Blind Faith’ has been funded via the Pledge Music website.

  • HEAVEN 17
    New Wave synth-pop band formed in 1980 by two former members of The Human League (Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh). The band’s name was taken from the Anthony Burgess novel ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Their first 3 albums were a success in Europe and they reached the UK’s Top 10 singles chart twice with the songs ‘Temptation’ and ‘Come Live With Me’. The single ‘Let Me Go’ was their biggest hit in the US reaching #74. Their most recent studio album was ‘Retox/Detox’ released in 1998. They’re currently touring in the UK.

  • GO WEST
    British duo formed in Surrey by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. Their debut album ‘Go West’ reached #8 in the UK and #60 in the US and spawned 4 hits singles: ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Goodbye Girl’ and ‘Don’t Look Down - The Sequel’. In the early 90s’ they reach the US Top 20 with the songs ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’ (From the movie ‘Pretty Woman’) and ‘Faithful’. The band’s most recent studio work has been 3 EPs titled ‘3D, Part 1, 2 & 3’ that have been released in 2010, 2011 and 2013. In June they’re staring a UK tour.

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