Do you remember Musical Youth? If you were a pop music fan growing up in the early 1980s then you probably do – the band’s catchy reggae song Pass the Dutchie went to number one in 1982 and launched a music career which spawned five other top-40 hits.
Two of the original group members are still making great music together; music which will be showcased at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot in South Oxfordshire on the evening of Friday 11th November 2011.
Lead singer Dennis Seaton and keyboardist Michael Grant are fronting a new six-piece band and will be playing music which inspired them before they even first appeared on stage. There is no word as to whether they will be playing hits like Duchy and The Youth of Today but signs are hopeful as the Didcot show is called Musical Youth: When Reggae was King.
November really is a fantastic month for music at the Cornerstone Arts Centre. On 18th November singer Cara Dillon will be playing songs from Hill of Thieves; an album which was voted the best one of 2010 at the BBC Radio Two folk awards.
Last year was a great 12 months for Cara as she also sang the opening song of Disney’s Tinker Bell film.
If you can’t wait until November to hear some quality folk music then you’ll be pleased to note that Didcot’s arts centre will be welcoming The Heidi Talbot Trio on 22nd October. Heidi will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson and Boo Hewerdine.
You might remember that Boo was the lead singer of The Bible; a band which enjoyed chart success at the end of the decade which gave us Musical Youth. If he’s in Heidi’s backing band then she really must be good!