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Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Two vastly different bands tread the boards of the Robin 2 this week. Seventies rockers Nazareth will be followed by eighties fashion victims Sigue Sigue Sputnik, but thankfully not on the same night.

To deal with the predictable first. Thursday 4th February sees the return of Nazareth to the Bilston venue. Featuring their original gravel-voiced vocalist Dan McCafferty, the band have been around for over forty years and have been cited as influences on many bands who went on to become massive worldwide stars – they even turned down the opportunity to play at the wedding of Guns’n’Roses frontman Axl Rose.

Even though their chart days are long gone Nazareth continue to boast a loyal fan base across Europe and tour regularly.

Support is local blues singer and regular at the Robin 2 Deborah Bonham. Tickets are £15.

Two days later and Saturday night promises to be a bit unorthodox. Sigue Sigue Sputnik arrived in 1986 in a blaze of publicity, hung around long enough to have one big hit, Love Missile F1-11, and a load of cancelled concerts due to either their carefully-orchestrated flirtation with violent imagery, or poor ticket sales. Then they disappeared as soon as they’d arrived, although various incarnations of the band have re-emerged at odd intervals ever since.

With original singer Martin Degville (of Oasis market and mate of Boy George fame) leading the band almost a quarter of a century later, nobody knows what lies ahead on one of the few nights of eighties nostalgia that won’t feature Stock, Aitken or Waterman. Tickets are £12.50

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