Kim Wilde’s Winter Songbook re-released and Christmas concert party announced
PUBLISHED: 10:38 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:21 15 November 2015
Singer Kim Wilde has re-released her Wilde Winter Songbook as a deluxe edition and announced details of a Christmas concert in London.
The Kids in America star from Codicote is bringing her Christmas Party to London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday, December 18.
She will be joined by special guests Heaven 17 and Altered Images, featuring fellow pop icon Clare Grogan, with the gig set to be a feast of festive fun and sing-a-long tunes.
The daughter of legendary 50s rock ‘n’ roll singer Marty Wilde, Kim is also re-releasing her critically acclaimed Christmas album Wilde Winter Songbook as a deluxe edition with bonus tracks.
Wilde Winter Songbook is part original songs / part classic Yuletide tunes with Kim’s own unique style stamped firmly upon them.
The album features several collaborations, including Winter Wonderland with Rick Astley, a new version of Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, previously sung with Mel Smith but now with Nik Kershaw, and Fleet Foxes hit White Winter Hymnal alongside father Marty Wilde and brother Ricky Wilde.
This deluxe edition also contains six bonus tracks, including two classic covers – an acoustic version of the Wham! classic Last Christmas, and Keeping The Dream Alive.
Sheffield group Heaven 17 featuring Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory, on vocals, were one of the pioneers of the electro-pop scene in the early 80s.
The group’s biggest hit was the massive Temptation from 1983 top five album The Luxury Gap.
Fronted by Clare Grogan, who starred in BAFTA winning comedy film Gregory’s Girl, Scottish new wave/post-punk band Altered Images enjoyed a string of hits in the early 80s, including top 10 singles Happy Birthday, I Could Be Happy and Don’t Talk To Me About Love.
Tickets for Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party in London cost £25, plus fees, and are on sale now. Visit http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/kim-wildes-christmas-party-tickets/193855
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