SOUL II SOUL announce a massive outdoor all-day concert in the grounds of Rochester Castle, Kent with special guests The Brand New Heavies, Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson “The Queen’s of Lovers Rock” and many more to be announced.
Soul II Soul have been making people dance worldwide for over 30 years from their early warehouse and Africa Centre parties through to festival and arena performances all celebrating the full live sound system experience.
With 2 Grammy’s, album-sales well in excess of 10 million and seminal tracks Back To Life and Keep On Movin’ ensuring their household name status the band has been honoured by being granted the keys to no less than seven US cities and most recently in 2020 with a plaque unveiled on the Music Walk of Fame in their spiritual home of Camden, North London.
The Brand New Heavies are pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene. The Brand New Heavies, have been responsible for some of the UK’s biggest R&B / Soul tracks, scoring sixteen top 40 singles including Dream On Dreamer, Never Stop, Dream Come True, Midnight at the Oasis’, Brother Sister, You are the Universe, Sometimes, Stay This Way and You’ve Got A Friend, as well as over two million album sales.
Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson are widely acknowledged as ‘The Queens of Lovers Rock’. Janet Kay is best known for the Dennis Bovell produced track Silly Games which in 1979 went to #2 in the UK charts. Janet Kay had already had many underground hits on the Reggae charts prior to this with tracks such as Loving You, That’s What Friends Are For, I Do Love You and more. Carroll Thompson first found fame with the Reggae Smash I’m So Sorry and had a slew of hits such as Hopelessly In Love, Make It With You, Love Won’t Let Us Wait and I’m Still Waiting.
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