The Lighthouse Family Are Coming To SA in 2020
Era-defining songs, ten million records sold and 25 years’ music-making. Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker formed Lighthouse Family at Newcastle University in the early 90s. Ocean Drive, their first album released in 1995, saw the duo going six times platinum while staying in the album charts for three years selling 2.75 million copies.
In 1997 the duo released their second album, Postcards from Heaven, the album produced three Top 10 singles (Raincloud, High and Lost in Space) and two Top 30 hits. The album also went six-times platinum, charting across Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, selling 4 million albums globally. Their instantly recognisable sound impacted on musicians as diverse as Geri Halliwell and New Order’s Peter Hook.
Their third album, Whatever Gets You Through The Day (2001) produced Top Ten single (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free/One, an inspired mash-up of the U2 anthem and soul classic made her own by Nina Simone. After, the two friends went their separate ways but discussions of coming together to produce their long-awaited fourth album started three years ago.
The pair were determined to make something that was classic Lighthouse Family, but also sounded like it could be made today. Blue Sky In Your Head is Lighthouse Family’s fourth album and sees them back on Polydor Records (their original label) and reunited with Colin Barlow, the A&R that discovered them, and Keith Armstrong, their first manager; the same team that was around them when they were at their FM Radio-dominating peak.
This is the first time that Lighthouse Family will perform in South Africa and fans can expect to hear all their hits!
When Is It?
Friday, 20 March 2020 and Saturday, 21 March 2020.
Where Is It?
The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
From R630 per person. Tickets available from www.bigconcerts.co.za starting Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 09:00.
For More Information
For more information, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.