House Classics Tour – 2022’s Party Of The Year!
by Geoff Ford
Fans of house music are set for a treat in 2022 when the House Classics UK tour promises an ‘experience like never before: the biggest hits in house music!’ The House Classics tour celebrates the most iconic house tracks from the 1990’s, performed and reimagined by some of the most recognisable vocalists of the decade, live on stage with the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
They are the songs that defined an era: Show Me Love, Young Hearts Run Free, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Finally, performed by the artists that defined the era: Robin S, Kym Mazelle, Angie Brown and Beverley Skeete. With a set list curated by veteran DJ Andrew Galea, House Classics with The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature bangers from the legendary 1990’s club scene experienced like never before.
Appearing together on stage for the very first time, these powerhouse vocalists will step out from behind the studio curtain and into the spotlight, performing solo tracks as well as collaborative versions of some of the most recognisable club classics from the 1990’s.
Visiting some of the UK’s best venues, including Hull Arena and Sheffield City Hall, House Classics will bring the electric club atmosphere of the golden years of house back to life and promises to be one of the biggest events of the year.
“Prepare to unite with us, as we bring house music into a new chapter,” says Robin S. “Iconic house tracks of the 90’s … Come and show us all some love at the most esteemed classic house tour of 2022!”
“Let your Young Hearts Run Free!” adds Kym Mazelle. “Come to see me and my sisters of house sing all the uplifting anthems alongside our live orchestra. It is going to be epic!”
“Music is the answer!” Angie Brown said. “House music in particular is about, all genres, all races and all ages coming together as one, having a great time to re-live the heady happy days of the 90’s! Bring it on!”
“After the year we have all had it’s finally time to celebrate with the joyful music of the classic house and an orchestra in the company of some beautiful, talented and soulful divas,” Beverley Skeete continues, “We’ve all been missing performing live but more importantly we miss the gorgeous people we meet, who follow and support house music with a passion! It’s going to be a night to remember, US, YOU and the classics we all love!”
DJ Andrew Galea concludes, “House music has always been my life and made me who I am today. Close your eyes and bring back the happy memories, the soundtrack to your youth and beyond. Get ready for the classic house show of the year, which will bring us all back together again!”
Robin S shot to fame in 1992 with her huge debut single Show Me Love, which landed at number 5 in the US Billboard Chart and number 6 in the UK official chart, achieving Platinum status. She performed the track at the 1994 American Music Awards, before releasing follow up singles Luv 4 Luv and What I Do Best.
Credited as being the ‘First Lady of House Music’, Kym Mazelle has achieved 7 UK top 40 singles to date, including the 1989 duet with Robert Howard Wait, her 1994 cover of No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)with Jocelyn Brown, and a cover of Young Hearts Run Free in 1996. She also featured on Soul II Soul’s classic Missing You.
Angie Brown is best known for her work with electronic music group Bizarre Inc, performing lead vocals on a number of their singles, including I’m Gonna Get You and Took My Love. She went on to feature on smash hit Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison, and Culture Club’s 1999 album Don’t Mind If I Do. Brown also co-wrote Disco Heaven with Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Famed for her fusion of gospel and house music, Beverley Skeete featured on Gat Décor’s top 10 single Passion, which she performed on Top Of The Pops in 1996. For the past 13 years, she has been performing with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings as lead vocalist and has also provided vocals on films such as Evita (starring Madonna), The Beloved (Oprah Winfrey) and The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds).
House Classics 2022 tour takes in 13 venues throughout the UK, including the Hull Arena, Sheffield’s City Hall, The Globe, Stockton and The Barbican, York.
Friday 18 March, Guildford, G-Live
Saturday 19 March, Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sunday 20 March, Bournemouth Pavilion
Tuesday 22 March, Hull, Arena
Wednesday 23 March, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Thursday 24 March, Sheffield, City Hall
Friday 25 March, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 26 March, Stockton, Globe
Wednesday 30 March, York, Barbican
Thursday 31March, London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Friday 1 April, Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
Saturday 2 April, Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 3 April, Cambridge, Corn Exchange
For more information and tickets, please visit npcoclassics.com