Swing Out Sister Swings Into the Highline on 4/18

Written by on April 15, 2010

One of the late 1980s more intriguing popular bands was Swing Our Sister, whose “Breakout” became an international hit in 1986 and led to subsequent success in Europe and US. The band is set to play Sunday, April 18th at the Highline Ballroom on 16th Street in New York City. Tickets are available and can be purchased here.

The trio hit the charts with a fashion designer (Corinne Drewery) as its lead vocalist and two musicians with backgrounds in the new wave movement of the late 70s/early 80s.

The combination was met with the addition of a horn section of Gary Barnacle and John Thirkell, better known as the Henpecked Horns (who worked with Level 42). Drummer Martin Jackson manned the skins for a number of bands including Magazine and The Chameleons before co-forming SOS with Andy Connell, whose credits include The Immediates and Certain Radio.

With “Breakout,” Swing OUt Sister is also known for the hits “Twilight World,” “Waiting Game” and “Notgonnachange.”

The Highline Ballroom has also just announced David Johanssen will perform there on June 27th and The B-52s will be on their stage July 6th.

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