Preview: Heaven 17

Heaven 17 live in concert (Picture: Martin Dudley/Martin's Lights)

by Adam Aiken

Synth legends Heaven 17 will be raiding their rich back catalogue when they hit Norwich next week.

The show at UEA on Saturday, November 20, is sure to be packed with classics from the past 40 years, and we can expect the likes of This Is Mine and We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang to sit alongside the ubiquitous Temptation.

Although their charting heyday was in the 1980s, Heaven 17 didn’t start performing live until 1997 – and their debut outing was in Norwich, at the Waterfront.

Martyn Ware and singer Glenn Gregory have kept the Sheffield outfit going following Ian Craig Marsh’s departure in 2007, sporadically getting together to record and tour since then.

Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory, of Heaven 17 (Picture: Marc Wiles)

Saturday’s gig – which will also see Pete Wylie on the bill – will be their sixth visit to Norwich.

“All of us at H17 HQ are thrilled about our 40th (+1) anniversary celebration tour,” said keyboardist Ware.

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