Era-defining songs. Ten million records sold. Twenty-five years’ music-making. Five Top Ten singles, four Top Ten albums. Chart-busting success in the UK, across Europe and in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Lighthouse Family, made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and producer/keyboardist Paul Tucker, is one of the biggest British bands of the mid-late 90s.
Their first single, “Lifted”, released in 1995, was one of the defining songs of the era, an uplifting pop-soul classic that was inescapable on radio, becoming the soundtrack of high street Britain, drivetime Britain and night-out Britain. Three further hit singles followed: “Ocean Drive”, Loving Every Minute” and “Goodbye Heartbreak”.
Together they helped the Newcastle-based duo of Baiyewu and Tucker sell 2.75m copies of their debut album Ocean Drive – an album released in late 1995, the high watermark of Britpop. By the end of 1997 – 154 weeks later – it was still in the album charts, going six-times platinum.
And now, after a gap of 18 years, the duo have reunited and released their fourth studio album on 3 May 2019. Entitled Blue Sky in Your Head and featuring the first single, “My Salvation”, an upbeat, clubby track that flies high on lush strings, the album is a return to the classic song-writing and lushly produced sounds that made Lighthouse Family an instantly recognisable sensation.
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY LIVE IN HONG KONG 2019
Date: 24 September 2019 (Tue)
Seated HK$688, $788
Public on-sale date:5 August 2019 (Monday), 10:00am
Tickets are available via www.cityline.com, hotline +852 2111 5333.