Marking more than twenty-five years since the release of their 1995 platinum selling No. 1 debut album, ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah’, founding members Paul “Kermit” Leveridge and Shaun Ryder reunited for a nostalgic tour performing from the release together with other material by the dance-funk duo.

Black Grape began with their debut album performing ‘In The Name Of The Father’ and ‘Tramazi Parti’, bantering with each other in-between songs before moving onto their 2017 third album ‘Pop Voodoo’ with ‘Nine Lives’ and ‘Yeah Yeah Brother’, Kermit on backing vocals.

They returned to their debut record with alternative hymn and single ‘Reverend Black Grape’ and ‘A Big Day In The North’, then back to their third album with eponymous track ‘Pop Voodoo’. The band came back onstage for an encore of ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ and ‘Little Bob’.

17/09/21: Black Grape @ O2 Academy Islington, London.

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