Great news for followers of Steve Askew and the wonderful Lu Cozma this week, as fans located in and around the south west of England are treated to a live performance by the duo.
Steve and Lu will be taking the main stage at the Life Music Festival in Taunton this coming Saturday 22nd June.
Gates open at 12 noon for this ticketed event.
No ticket? No worries! A visit to the nearby tourist information centre and you can purchase your ticket and with it access to not only a surefire hot set by Lu and Steve but also performances by the award winning Hatty Keane, Ego Trip and X-factor and Eurovision chart star Andy Abraham amongst others. Alternatively, you have the option to pay at the gate if you prefer.
We know that lots of Kaja fans will be attending the event and hope that you all have a great day in the Somerset sunshine!
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KajaFax has over the years featured many remixes & cover versions of Kajagoogoo and Limahl songs.
Today, we feature a recent remake of Limahl’s smash hit The Never Ending Story.
Released in February of this year, Japanese girl group E-girls offered their take on the classic hit, proving the point that a quality song really does last the test of time…..albeit in this case with a very modern and commercial makeover.
The single made number 2 in the Japanese singles chart and probably raised Limahl’s profile in Japan tenfold in the process. The track was the 4th to be issued from their debut album and shifting over 40,000 copies in it’s first week is the group’s biggest selling single to date.
KajaFax are not so sure about this one but thought our readers may find it interesting if nothing else!
If J-Pop or the E-girls is your sort of thing, check out their website by clicking the below image:
Their album, should anybody be interested in owning a copy, can be purchased HERE
Two accounts have appeared on the social media sites Twitter and Facebook that we feel should be brought to the attention of all fans.
Neither page is in any way official or affiliated with the band although both imply that they are – in the case of the twitter account actually claiming to be so.
The Twitter account is @KajagoogooKaja and can be viewed HERE
The Facebook account can be viewed HERE
KajaFax have been in contact with the band, and can confirm that both accounts are in no way official and are probably the result of well meaning or over enthusiastic fan(s).
Please be aware that any news published on-line via these unofficial accounts is not necessarily accurate as it is not from an official source.
Thanks for reading KajaFax and offering your continuing support to Kajagoogoo!
Today we bring great news of two pre-order items that are nothing short of essential.
KajaFax is all about the music, and so the first item we feature is a brand new Nick Beggs CD album.
‘The Darkness in Men’s Hearts’ is released on June 24th.
The tracklisting is:
The Darkness in Men’s Hearts
All the Things You Are
The Meaning of Everything
The Maverick Helmsman
So Far Away
After the Wave
Here’s what the record company have to say:
“Topped and tailed with two new pieces, Nick Beggs’ Burning Shed label debut is a compilation of the solo Chapman Stick pieces from his two albums, The Stick Insect (2000) and The Maverick Helmsman (2004).
Containing superbly executed lyrical and atmospheric sketches that by turns suggest Modern Jazz (Metheny, Pastorious), Art Rock (Tony Levin), Ambient, and Classical guitar recitals, The Darkness in Men’s Hearts is a consistently engaging and meditative experience that displays the more introspective side of a most extrovert performer.”
Click on the below to be directed to the order page and purchase your copy!
As if that wasn’t enough, and as a follow up to the earlier cartoon work “Steven Wilson’s Day Off”, Nick releases “Steven Wilson and the Guitar of EPIJ”, also on June 24th
“Nick Beggs’ follow-up to his hugely successful comic, ‘Steven Wilson’s Day Off’, is an equally surreal adventure sure to delight fans of both Steven Wilson and the maverick Stick/Bass guru.
Take it away, Nick, “Steven Wilson sits under the watchful eye of his faithful hound in the trophy room. As he contemplates his achievements, there is one adornment with which he is ill at ease. What is to be done about this cumbersome accolade and how will he find restitution?”
Cue the guitar of EPIJ!”
An A4, 6 page, 12 panel, full colour comic pamphlet signed by Nick and containing a pull-out poster.
Reserve your copy by following THIS LINK.
Great news indeed for all fans of Kajagoogoo and indeed the Beggion.
Show Nick your support and reserve your copy today!
Always aiming to bring you the best in all things ‘Goo, KajaFax have again ‘gone the extra mile’ to showcase another often overlooked gem.
In 1986 when Limahl released his second album Colour All My Days, somebody (we assume) at EMI decided to broaden his appeal to non-English speaking European audiences by making the suggestion that Limahl re-record his songs in other languages. No Lo Pienses Más (Colour All My Days) and of course L’histoire Sans Fin (The Never Ending Story) both received the Euro treatment, and today we feature another such release.
Danger d’amour (Love in Your Eyes) was issued by EMI Pathé Marconi in France in 1986.
The picture cover is identical to the UK issue but with the addition of French lyrics on the reverse.
KajaFax have just received this great news straight from Limahl himself over at Kajagoogoo HQ.
The band has featured in this great retrospective show entitled ‘Top of the Pops Playback’. We can’t give you too much information on its content right now, as this news is as new to us as it is to you! Rest assured, it is sure to be a great show as Limahl and presenter Shaun Tilley take us back in time to Top of the Pops, January 1983 style. We are listening right now – why don’t you?
We hope that you enjoy the show.
As a follow up to Sunday’s post and as promised, we bring you full details of yesterday’s ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ television documentary featuring Kajagoogoo and Limahl.
KajaFax have worked hard to make this great show available to all fans as soon as we possibly can – and what a show it was! The production company did a superb job and Limahl and Kajagoogoo featured many times during the entire length of the show. As a special bonus (and surprisingly to us), Kajagoogoo had a whole section of the programme dedicated entirely to them, and the show features interviews with Limahl as well as video clips of Too Shy, Only for Love and Big Apple.
A treat for fans and a very interesting show for fans of 80s music in general.
UK readers can click on the below ITV Player logo to stream straight from the broadcaster. Everybody else – click the ‘Filesend’ logo to download your copy in windows media video format. Remember; do not click on the advertising banners…..the yellow ’download now’ button appears after around 25 seconds in the bottom left corner of the frame….
**UPDATE: New direct stream now added. Outside the UK? Click below to watch**