Renowned clubnight Guilty Pleasures is to go live – with a one-off orchestral night next month.
Backed by a 40-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, several artists will be singing classic 70s, 80s and 90s hits that no-one admits to liking, but which have made the regular clubnights hosted by Sean Rowley a massive success in the last few years.
Artists performing at East London’s Hackney Empire will include The Specials’ Terry Hall, Ed Harcourt, Cerys Matthews, Chas N Dave, St Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell and Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey.
Excited by the prospect of staging a live Guilty Pleasures, Sean Rowley says: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call from the BBC Concert Orchestra, not all of them of course, not in my wildest dreams did I think I would be working with a proper concert orchestra.”
He adds: “Its like the peak of the powers of Guilty Pleasures, it’s the ultimate guilty pleasures experience. So I was quickly on the phone to friends and family of guilty pleasures asking them if they wanted to perform their own guilty pleasure with the orchestra and that’s how this great line up has come about. A lot of great opportunities have come my way since doing Guilty Pleasures, but this just takes the biscuit, this is truly amazing. A dream come true.
Tickets for the event on March 20 will cost £12-£16.