Slade and Sweet go Glam

Lancashire Evening Post music review

Lancashire Evening Post music review

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Two of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for a major UK Tour this autumn.

Slade and Sweet play Southport Theatre on Saturday, December 7.

There won’t be a Noddy Holder but Slade still have the bonkers Dave Hill, Don Powell, John Berry and Mal McNulty.

Meanwhile, this line up of Sweet includes Pete Lincoln, Andy Scott, Tony O’Hara and Bruce Bisland.

Slade and Sweet are synonomous with great foot-stomping live music.

Slade had six No 1s and a whole host of other smashes – Coz I Luv You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Gudby T’Jane, Cum On Feel The Noize, Far Far Away, Merry Christmas Everybody and My Oh My.

Founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell’s stage performance is sheer rock ‘n’ roll.

Sweet are one of pop/rock music’s phenomena. The quintessential glam rock band spent three years in the UK charts alone.

They have sold more than 55 million records world-wide and have had 34 No 1 hits across the world.

Perhaps best known for the barn storming Blockbuster, other massive singles include Wig Wam Bam, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz and Teenage Rampage.

Fox On The Run made the Top 3 in the USA and is still one of the biggest singles world-wide hotly followed by the musicians’ favourite, Action.

Sweet have had various line-up changes throughout the years, a chequered history of illness and, sadly, demise, but a constant throughout is Andy Scott.

Joining the band shortly after their inception in 1970 he has been the tour de force that has seen Sweet weather the bumps in the road to maintain the remarkable high energy and soaring vocals that made them the hottest ticket in town.

Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets.