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Tom Browne and Keni Burke

Tom Browne and Keni Burke

Sat, 06 Sep 14, 18:30 - Sat, 06 Sep 14, 22:00
O2 Ritz, Whitworth Street W, Manchester, M1 5NQ
Last entry: 21:30Strictly over 14s only / Under 16s with an adult / Photographic ID required for entry

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Tom Browne and Keni Burke at The Ritz, Manchester

Take the chance to see two legends of soul and funk on a special tour. 1980s superstars Tom Browne and Keni Burke are taking their Early 80s Tour De Force to London, Birmingham and Manchester this September. The pair of hitmakers will play The Ritz in Manchester on 6th September. Backed by a live band, they’ll treat fans to performances of the era’s standout moments. Tracks in the setlist include ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica (N.Y.)’, ‘Hang Tight’ and ‘Rising From The Top’.

‘Funkin’ For Jamaica (N.Y.)’ scored jazz trumpeter Tom Browne a number one on the US Billboard chart in 1980. Browne, who rose to fame working with saxophonist Sonny Fortune, followed it with number four single ‘Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)’ in 1981. He has released ten albums to date, the latest R ‘N’ Browne, was released in 1999. 1980’s ‘Love Approach’ featured Browne’s number one single, and is widely regarded as his most successful record.

Keni Burke started his career as a member of Five Stairsteps, a Chicago soul group who were known as ‘the first family of soul’ and signed to Beatle George Harrison’s Dark Horse Records. Burke then became known for his own R&B, soul, funk and jazz music. The guitarist and bassist worked as a session musician before releasing his self-titled solo LP in 1977. Around the time of its release, Burke was working with a list of musicians that included Dusty Springfield, Bill Withers, Diana Ross and Gladys Knight. In 1981, he released ‘Changes’, his biggest-selling album. It contained the song he’s most known for, ‘Rising From The Top’. Burke’s latest album was 1998’s ‘Nothin’ But Love’. This year, he’s teaming up with Tom Browne for an extravaganza of groove-fuelled 1980s hits.

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Strictly over 14s only / Under 16s with an adult / Photographic ID required for entry


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