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M People Live, 17th May.


M People Live, 17th May.
Fri, May 17, 2013
19:30 h
Vicar Street - Dublin
M People
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Vicar Street

17th May 2013.


M People emerged out of the club scene in Manchester as the eighties turned into the nineties to become the first mainstream dance act. During their ten year reign as one of the world’s biggest dance acts the band sold more than 11 million records.

The first single from M People, Colour My Life, was released in 1991, but it wasn’t until the second single, How Can I Love You More, was released that the band had top ten success. M People's first album, Northern Soul, got its name from the music genre, a mixture of styles with ingredients from dance and soul. Northern Soul was acclaimed one of the best dance albums in 1992Northern Soul's follow-up album, Elegant Slumming produced 3 more massive hits Moving On Up, One Night in Heaven and Dennis Edwards' classic Don’t Look Any Further.

The bands line up was now completed with the addition of Shovell, a former percussionist in Natural Life, who had previously spent nine years as a plumber in South London, and Elegant Slumming went on to win a Brit Award as well as the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

1994’s album, Bizarre Fruit, their third album released in 1994, stayed on the UK-chart for two and a half year. The album featured hits like Sight for Sore Eyes, Open Your Heart and Search for the Hero and went on to win the band another Brit Award.  M People also played the main stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1994.

The band’s fourth album, Fresco, produced further hits singles in Just for You, Fantasy Island and Angel Street .M People’s songs have been used in everything from advertising campaigns to films such as The Full Monty and Pret-a-Porter and the band were even give the Freedom of Manchester in 1999.

In 2005, the band released M People featuring Heather Small, The Ultimate Collection

Tickets go on sale Thursday 7th March priced €42.00 (including booking fee) available from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 - Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 - Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 - International customer


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