Showing posts with label Heartbeat UK. Show all posts
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Monday, 27 May 2019

Jump to it - Heartbeat UK

Steve Byrd was a guitarist in Kim Wilde's band when she went on tour for the first time in 1982. Since then, he remained in the band and also wrote songs together with her when she started writing songs herself. But in 1987 he made a break for himself and joined Heartbeat UK, a band that was formed by ex-Culture Club member Jon Moss. Together with Steve Lambert and Mark Heyward-Chaplin (the latter also from Kim's backing band) they signed with Virgin Records and released this single, 'Jump to it'.

The single bombed. Heartbeat UK soon ceased to exist. Steve Byrd went back to Kim's backing band - and he appeared live on stage with her when she supported Michael Jackson in Europe during his 'Bad' tour in 1988. All's well that ends well, then? Well, anyway, I needed to hear this song for myself. It's a nice pop track. It would have been interesting to hear more from this band. Alas, it wasn't to be.

My collection: 7" single no. 6080
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, May 24, 2019
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Jump to it' / 'Jumping'
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