All Saints + Melanie C + Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Thursday 13 July
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce iconic girl-band All Saints are the penultimate act to be confirmed for their much celebrated Kew the Music summer concerts.
At the turn of the new millenium, All Saints were the irrepressible girl-band touched by sharply honed influences from The Shirelles through 90s hip hop, disco and slouchy club electronica – 12 million+ record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums, a string of impeccable street-pop hits and double Brit award-winning generational anthem Never Ever behind them. The newly ignited, reinvigorated, unbreakable All Saints recently returned, back on top, with their new album Red Flag.
Joined by special guest Melanie C, pushing the boundaries by shaking up her sound, Melanie C’s latest lushly-atmospheric album Version of Me reveals a reinvention. It’s Melanie as you have always known her – adventurous, honest, infectious pop – but as you’ve never heard her before.
Opening the concert is Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Following six UK top 10 singles her last album was full of baroque chamber pop and experimental flirtations with folk. Daringly different, it exploded into the UK top 5. This success influenced her equally gorgeous album Familia, which was released in September last year.