Pushing the rewind button

I’ve said before that there are some reunions I’m not interested in, and others where I’ll be there like a shot.

The re-emergence of The Sugababes falls very much into the latter category and, ever since they stormed Glastonbury last year, I’ve been desperate to see them.

Not that it’s anything like the first time. I’d seen them five times before their appearance at Aintree Racecourse, but I’d never seen the original line-up which I’ve now put right.

Back in the day my mate Paul, who has been previously mentioned in these pages, won tickets to see a Sugababes promo event at the time debut single Overload was coming out. I was working and couldn’t go with him.

By the time I got round to seeing them, Siobhan had already been replaced by Heidi Range for what most consider to be the classic line-up responsible for most of their big hits.

But now the original trio of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy are back together and enjoying a successful second day life.

They have a brilliant back catalogue which includes several absolute pop bangers and, in Freak Like Me and Round Round, a couple that are in the very top bracket.

This show was quality from start to finish and didn’t outstay its welcome in a hits-packed 75 minutes.

Hopefully they’ll stick around for a tour or two more yet.


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