Black Lace

Party time with Black Lace in Tenerife

by Geoff Ford

We are approaching Britain’s main holiday season but it’s party time all year round for British group Black Lace, entertaining holiday makers on the Canarian island of Tenerife. Colin Gibb and Gordon King have been resident here for a number of years, performing Black Lace’s brand of party hits, including Agadoo and Superman, in the hotels and bars around the popular resorts of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos.

Colin, from Leeds, joined Black Lace in 1976 and first took the Black Lace show to Tenerife in 2002 joining a host of other British entertainers on the island. Over that period Colin has had a number of different partners in the pop duo and has also been involved with a number of other acts on the island. His current partner of 4 years is Gordon King from Gilmerton, near Edinburgh.

“We’ve known each other for several years,” Colin told me recently, “after doing a number of charity shows together.”

“I said ‘Do you fancy getting together?’ and Colin said ’No!’” Gordon laughed, “but we became half-pals and I joined Black Lace in 2015.”