St David’s Hall
Friday 3 April
ALL aboard the Soul Train! The definitive disco-funk band Shalamar will Moonwalk through St David’s Hall next week.
There’s no better way to get down and boogie on a Friday night than to experience the L.A. trio live on 3 April. Relive all the unforgettable sounds of the 70s with a line-up including Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey accompanied by a sensational seven-piece band.
Shalamar began life in 1977 and quickly established themselves as one of the world’s most popular and exciting vocal groups of the late 70s and early 80s. They sprang to fame with their quick-fire hits including Uptown Festival, Second Time Around and Take that to the Bank.
However, their popularity sky-rocketed in the UK when Jeffrey Daniel premiered the Moonwalk on Top of the Pops – even before Michael Jackson! The ‘King of Pop’ was a huge Shalamar fan and was in awe of Daniel’s ground-breaking dance moves. Jackson met his hero with his sister Janet at a Shalamar gig at Disneyland, and went on to form a hugely successful career of his own. Yet, his incredible dancing skills had a lot to do with Daniel. Therefore, the ‘Innovator of the Moonwalk’ may not have been who you originally thought it was! Returning the favour, Jackson invited Daniel to co-choreograph his Bad and Smooth Criminal music videos.
Shalamar’s reputation at the heart of soul was sealed in 1982 when they released A Night to Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good, There It Is and Friends. They even won a Grammy in 1984 for Don’t Get Stopped in Beverley Hills, which memorably appeared on the Beverley Hills Cop film soundtrack.
Alongside Daniel, the current line-up features the legendary Howard Hewett, who first joined the band in in 1979. And completing the trio is Carolyn Griffey, whose father Dick Griffey co-founded the band with Don Cornelius.
Don’t miss Shalamar live at St David’s Hall – they’ll make it a night to remember!
Tickets are still available priced £25 and £35 (plus a £2.95 ticket service charge per transaction).
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or at the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.