Our post for today is of particular interest to KajaFans in the UK, particularly those in Birmingham.
Hot on the heels of last night’s spectacular performance at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena, Limahl will be appearing live on stage tonight at the multi award winning Eden Bar, as they host their ‘Eden Pride’ event. The good news doesn’t stop there, as entry to the show is absolutely free! :)
The Eden Bar is located at:
116 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB
For more information and to visit the Eden website, click HERE.
To get instant information the old fashioned way, call them on 0121 6221953.
Japanese music fans in the 1980’s had it better than those in any other territory. Period. With their luxurious vinyl editions, superior audio mastering, and quality control standards that were second to none, that is certainly the way it seems looking at things with a retrospective eye. Today, we revisit some fine vintage memorabilia originating from Japan in the mid 80’s.
Issued by Toshiba-EMI in 1984 (for use in 1985) this highly collectible calendar is a lovely example of the top quality merchandise to come out of Japan during those years.
A ‘who’s who’ of the music scene, the calendar houses some lovely prints of many British pop and rock figures, with David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran all making an appearance.
Our interests of course lie with the inclusion of Limahl and Kajagoogoo in the celebrity line-up.
Each artiste has it’s own dedicated page – printed in lovely glossy colour. On the reverse is printed discography information. Here is the Kajagoogoo and Limahl insert:
The calendar is a textured card ‘frame’ that houses individual pages for each artiste and also each month.
All that is left to show you is the item itself. Here’s it is:
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Those of you that keep up to date with our ‘tour’ page will have noticed how busy Limahl is on the live circuit in 2015. Not only are we spoiled by his appearances in the UK, but KajaFans in Europe are also treated to a series of live dates throughout the summer.
One Limahl date that you may have noticed is the Nostalgie Beach Festival which is taking place this August in the town of Bredene, Belgium.
Team KajaFax have been contacted by the guys over at Nostalgie Radio and will be having a quick chat with them tomorrow morning, live on air! Forming part of a special fan-club feature, we will be discussing all things KajaFax, Kajagoogoo, and of course Limahl. This is the first radio that either of us have done since the Death Defying Headlines campaign in 2011, and so we are really excited about it!
The show will be on air between 9-11am UK time and can be heard live via www.nostalgie.eu.
Too late to listen? Here is the interview in full:
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Nick Beggs collectibles are always great things to stumble across. Nick has his ‘pop’ persona which as Kajagoogoo fans we are used to, but he also has his progressive rock side which shows us a different and ever fascinating side to this virtuoso musician. Somewhere in-between these two styles, we find Ellis Beggs and Howard. In the past, KajaFax has featured some really great items of EBH memorabilia and even interviewed Austin Howard himself. Austin was a pleasure to speak to – if you missed the interview, click HERE to be redirected.
For today’s KajaFax entry, we have an EBH bundle of items. The third single from the group was Where Did Tomorrow Go, and what we have for you now (and from that period) is the white label test pressing of the 12” single, complete with generic stickered sleeve. The disc has been ‘married up’ with an RCA promotional 10×8 promotional photograph from 1988, as taken by Paul Cox. The sleeve shows signs of age and has been written on (as has the label), and the photo is yellowed and a little stained on the rear side but this is after all consistent with its age! Beware of pristine white ‘vintage’ photographs that come up for sale!
Disc and promo 10×8 photo
The song has a fabulous video that KajaFax are fortunate enough to own, converted from a first generation, quality source. No logos, all music……
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KajaFax are pleased to return with a gig update.
This week heralds the next of Limahl’s Big Weekend live shows.
Our man will be on stage this coming Friday, May 8th in Bognor, UK. If you have tickets – enjoy your weekend! We are jealous!! If you don’t have plans to go to the gig, it’s never too late! Tickets can still be purchased by clicking on the below Big Weekends logo.
The only thing left to say is enjoy the show!
Today’s news is very welcome, not only for KajaFax readers as fans, but especially for us here at KajaFax HQ as it is being held in my home town! We are very pleased to announce that Limahl will be performing at the Blackpool Tower Headland Arena as a part of the iFest event, sponsored by the TV channel Vintage TV who will be filming the show for broadcast.
The Tower Headland Arena is situated opposite Blackpool’s famous tower, and is an open air venue that is able to host a whopping 20,000 people. For a seating plan, click HERE.
The concert takes place on Saturday September 5th and is hosted by Pat Sharp.
The festival forms part of a three day celebration, beginning on Friday 4th September with the famous Blackpool Illuminations switch-on ceremony. Saturday September 5th sees the pop concert, with the proceedings coming to a finale on the Sunday with headliner Al Murray and a fantastic stand-up show on the famous promenade ‘Comedy Carpet’.
So far, the acts on the bill for the outdoor seafront pop concert include:
Weekend tickets as well as single Saturday and Sunday tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Monday 27th April) at 10am from SEE Tickets, and are also available from the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre. Tickets are priced at a very reasonable £15, or for the full weekend only £30.
To buy tickets, visit:
www.seetickets.com or telephone 0871 220 0260*
www.visitblackpool.com or Tel: 01253 478222
Needless to say that KajaFax will bring you a full and comprehensive report on the event, as well as the very best photos and footage from the stage.
Fan contributions are an important part of KajaFax, and the interaction that we have with other Kajafans is one of the great things about running the site. What we have to show you now was sent in to us by Kim, a 17 year old KajaFan from Germany and frequent KajaFax commentator. She emailed us a while ago with some photos of her collection that she wanted to share. A ‘new recruit’, Kim became a fan of the band a couple of years ago after hearing Too Shy on the radio, and quickly fell in love with all things ‘goo!
“…after hearing the catchy song ‘Too Shy’, I was curious to hear new songs by them….and now, I am a Kajagoogoo fan!”
Here are some photos of some of the best bits of her collection – we understand that she has lots more!
We hope that you enjoy them!
* As usual, click on each individual image to open a large version *
Team KajaFax extend their thanks to Kim for taking the time to photograph and share her collection!