BACK in the day, it was the staple for school disco slow dances, and it’s still gold today.
In the 1980s, Spandau Ballet were everywhere, including playing football for Melchester Rovers in the children’s comic Roy of the Rovers. But the nu-romantic band have never really gone away.
Now, a tribute night coming to Maidenhead will prove that the oldies are still the goodies.
True Gold is the official tribute endorsed by Spandau Ballet themselves.
Gary Kemp once said after hearing True Gold performing ‘Wow! Double take! Is that Tony [Hadley] up there?’
The new incarnation of the band began life in 2005, when founding member Lee James put an advert out for musicians. They formed a Spandau Ballet tribute band known as Highly Strung.
This band split in 2010, only to reform after many requests to do so, under the new name of True Gold – The Spandau Ballet Experience.
True Gold has performed twice with the legendary Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley. The second time was in 2014 when Lee and Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show.
Expect timeless classics such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, I’ll Fly For You, Communication and, of course, True and Gold.
But there is no indication if Roy Race will be signing them up for a quick game of football after the show.
True Gold will perform at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on Saturday, September 14, at 8pm. Tickets are £15.
For more details, call 01628 788997 or log on to www.nordenfarm.org