British Electric Foundation were formed in 1980, the brain child of Martyn Ware (The Human League and Heaven 17) the group showcases a variety of different musical artists performing classic songs with an electronic slant.
‘British Electric Foundation are proud to present a unique and exciting performance at the Rewind Festival featuring legendary artists.’
Martyn Ware has produced and performed Human league, Heaven 17 and British Electric Foundation over a career spanning over 35 years. He has now assembled a stellar line-up featuring the full Heaven 17 band performing songs made famous by the stars themselves and cover versions in the inimitable BEF electronic pop style - featuring Glen Matlock, Claudia Brücken, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, Jaki Graham, Kim Appleby, Joy Divisions Peter Hook, Jilted John, Rozalla, Owen Paul and The Farm’s Peter Hooton.
Rozalla is a Zambian born artist who has had many hit singles in her time. First emerging on the Zimbabwe scene in the 1980s, having moved there from her homeland, she is unofficially known as ‘The Queen of Rave.’ It was in 1988 that she first arrived in England with a record executive and from there she really hit the big time with club classics like ‘Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)’ in 1991. It was a sure-fire hit that sound tracked many nights out around the country and further afield, reaching the top 10 in numerous countries. Today the track is still a real classic which continues to get people dancing. A debut album soon followed and hit the UK Top 20, and more hits came in the form of ‘Are You Ready To Fly’ and ‘Faith (in The Power of Love’).
In the live arena Rozalla is just as special, and she even toured with Michael Jackson during his Dangerous Tour, opening each show. She also recorded the theme song to the film Carlito's Way and had more chart success as a result, then tracks like ‘Baby’, ‘This Time I Found Love’ and ‘You Never Love The Same Way Twice’ kept her in the limelight ahead of a second album in 1995. One of dance music's most consistent performers, it is the style and melodic flair of Rozalla’s music that sets her apart. More albums have followed throughout her career and covers of Paul Weller's 'Broken Stones' and Pete Doherty's 'For Lovers' proved her versatility. Still recording and performing around the world, Rozalla is a true dance icon.