80s Pop Stars to Perform in North Somerset


Famous stars from the 80’s music scene are expected to play a series of music gigs in North Somerset.

Paul Young and Kiki Dee will perform in Portishead at Somerset Hall on separate dates this year, 2019 and next year, 2020. The profits from these concerts are going to fund the activities and events for local charities.

Pop-rock band China Crisis is also expected to perform at the High Street venue this year on October 11.

The tickets for the shows cost £20, and there will also be a booking fee. However, there are only 250 tickets available for each event.

Los Pacaminos’ Young will also play with his band. The 63-year-old artist has topped the music charts in the Atlantic during his early years in the music industry. He won numerous accolades such as the Best British Male during the Brit Awards in 1985. In the same year, he has also sung the opening lines on Band Aid’s single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ for the benefit concert Live Aid.

Kiki Dee, who has just recently celebrated her 55th anniversary in the industry in 2018, will be performing with guitarist, producer, and composer Carmelo Luggeri.

Their show is expected to include unique song covers by artists Frank Sinatra and Kate Bush. There will also be a performance of Kiki’s biggest hits like ‘Amoureuse’, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, and ‘I Got The Music In Me’.

Famous band China Crisis was formed in 1979 in Kirkby, Merseyside. Since the band’s birth, China Crisis have had 5 Top 40 Singles and 3 Top 40 Albums. In its early years, the band also created hits across America, Europe, and Australia.

Somerset Hall, the venue of the event, is owned by North Somerset Council.

Council’s leisure services executive member, Cllr Felicity Baker said: “The announcement of these three concerts is a real coup for Portishead.

“The staff at Somerset Hall have done a brilliant job in continuing to raise the profile of the building, not only as a great place to hire for an event, but also as a venue for top-class entertainment.”

Tim Wrathall from event promoters Assemblage added: “As well as bringing amazing music to a fantastic, intimate location, the objective is to use profits to fund much-needed events for community groups in the region.”

Event Schedule:

China Crisis: October 11, 2019

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri: November 2, 2019

Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young: January 16, 2020

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