HEAVEN 17

HEAVEN 17

Heaven 17

Following their departure from the group they formed in 1977, The Human League, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh – along with new vocalist Glenn Gregory – formed Heaven 17 as part of their production project the British Electric Foundation. Their debut album, Penthouse And Pavement, went Gold in 1982 and produced the iconic single (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang. The follow up album, The Luxury Gap, was an even bigger success. Introducing the band to a worldwide audience, The Luxury Gap spawned the hit singles Come Live With  Me, Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry and the global smash Temptation. In addition to their own chart success, the band have also produced for other iconic artists. Martyn Ware was the producer on the iconic 80’s album Introducing The Hardline According To… by Terence Trent D’arby and Erasure’s I Say, I Say, I Say. Tina Turner also owes the launch of her solo career to the band; In 1983, following the decline of Ike & Tina Turner in much earlier in the late 1970s, Tina teamed up with the guys to record a cover version of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together. The single was a worldwide smash hit and the rest, as they say, is history. Heaven 17 are guaranteed to perform an outstanding show and we are honoured to have such an iconic South Yorkshire act on board for the launch of what will be a very memorable South Yorkshire event.