I do love it when a juicy piece of news comes through to music.co.uk, and as a big soul fan, this is quite exciting! The fact that the Brand New Heavies are still alive and well as a band is probably nothing new to some of you, especially those in other parts of the world, but it’s certainly news to me! I’m very pleased to hear that they’re back, and back with a vengeance!
The original, and some might say best incarnation of the band (includes vocalist N’Dea Davenport), will be releasing their first ever ‘live’ album on October 5th (U.K) and 20th October (North America). The album is packed full of over an hour and a half of music, recorded during the bands sell out concert at Indigo 02 in London during 2008. The 2 CD pack, and digital download, will get you grooving to songs like ‘Dream On Dreamer’ and Midnight At The Oasis’, along with many of the bands other hits. This is a band that likes to keep working though, so before you’ve even had time to reminisce over one concert full of hits, a whole host of new ones come along! Yes indeed, The Brand New Heavies are going on tour! Here are all the dates you need:
• 2nd November: Cambridge Junction
• 4th November: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
• 7th November: Southampton Soul Cellar
• 8th November: Manchester Academy 2
• 9th November: The Masque, Liverpool
• 11th November: Metropolis, Bristol
• 12th November: Concorde 2, Brighton
• 13th November: Rockhouse, Derby
Tickets are available from venue box offices/websites, or from the national credit card hotline, 0844 888 9991. If you’re after some reading material on a miserable day, then make sure you check out www.thebrandnewheavies.net, or their press releases at www.noblepr.co.uk. They may have been quiet in the UK until fairly recently, but there’s been plenty going on elsewhere, and their biography certainly taught me a thing or two!