Who remembers the cult 1980s band, Shakatak? And where are they now?

Their precise location may be hard to define, even with decent sat-nav; but they will certainly be heading towards Worcester's Huntingdon Hall, on June 13, as part of their 40th anniversary tour.

A spokesman said: "The Jazz/funk group achieved two UK top ten singles with Night Birds which features in Sam Mendes movie Away We Go and Down on the Street in 1982 and 1984 respectively.

"Their 1982 album Night Birds was a number one in Japan, where there is a huge fan base, and top five in the UK. The release achieved gold status."

In short, they were huge back in the day and even later on. For instance, some 250,000 watched the band perform at a millennium event in South Africa.

Ronnie Scott's Magazine said "This music still glows as brightly as that first hearing. Shakatak aren't just a band, they were the soundtrack of our lives."

The band have appeared on the same bill as U2, Duran Duran, Gloria Estafan and George Benson.

Shakatak are an English jazz-funk band, founded in 1980, and cornering the market in easy-listening piano lines and soaring, feel-good vocals.

The hits were almost inevitable, as punk and new wave attitude moved on to a more aspirational era, where sophistication was a touch-stone of the new cool.

From their first release way back in August 1980, which was 'Steppin', brought out on the Polydor record label, and their first 1981 album, Drivin' Hard, the band has been no stranger to chart success, and their distinctive sound was one that truly helped to define the 80s.

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