Making their breakthrough in the 80s, Sheffield new-wavers Heaven 17 became icons of the decade’s exciting synth-pop movement.
But to say the band’s influence is limited to their 1980s contemporaries would be misguided as today’s artists such as La Roux have cited the band as a big influence.
The band is still touring too, now as a two-piece, and is playing Warehouse 23 in Wakefield on Friday April 23.
They are sure to play hits such as Come Live With Me, Crushed by the Wheels of Industry and, of course, number two hit Temptation.
Singer Martyn Ware said of the song: “Every gig we do, in any circumstances with any demographics, that song always works.
“I could play it on a guitar in a local pub and it would work. I could do it on a tin whistle in St Kilda and it works! I can talk to anyone, any age almost, and they all know what it is. It’s just bizarre.”
And we’ve got a pair of tickets for the Warehouse 23 gig to give away to one lucky reader.
Tell us: What was the name of Heaven 17’s 1983 breakthrough hit?
b) I’m Tempted
c) The Temptress
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org or Heaven 17 competition, Reporter Series and Morley Observer, Floor 5, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE by noon on Monday March 30.
Please include your name, address and contact telephone number.