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Sweet


8pm, Friday, September 21st, 2018

The iconic rock band Sweet will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 having formed in 1968 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Sweet is drawing a new generation of young fans who are being exposed to their music with the use of two of their biggest hits being featured in conjunction with two blockbuster movies, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2” and “Suicide Squad.” Sweet’s hit, “Ballroom Blitz” was in the international trailer for “Suicide Squad” and received 13 million downloads. “Fox On The Run” is featured in both “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” soundtrack and the trailer for the film.

Sweet rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act. Their musical style followed a marked progression from their pop hits to the Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by the striking use of high pitched vocals. The band achieved notable success with 39 #1 singles around the globe including “Love Is Like Oxygen,” “Little Willy,” “Blockbuster,” “Hell Raiser,” “Ballroom Blitz,” “Action,” “Teenage Rampage,” “AC/DC,” “Fox On the Run” and “Set Me Free,” among others. A series of gold albums resulted in vinyl and CD worldwide sales of over 55 million copies. Sweet left an indelible mark on the 70s, not only by way of a string of worldwide hit singles and innovative albums, but also via their unforgettable visual image, whether it be as a glittering, sequined glam band or the leather adorned rockers that pre-dated a host of similarly attire metal bands later in the decade. Joe Elliot from Def Leppard, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Gene Simmons of KISS have all credited Sweet as their inspiration.

Sweet’s current lineup is founding member Steve Priest on bass and vocals, Joe Retta on lead vocals, Richie Onori on drums, Stevie Stewart on keyboards and Mitch Perry on lead guitar.

The iconic rock band Sweet will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 having formed in 1968 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Sweet is drawing a new generation of young fans who are being exposed to their music with the use of two of their biggest hits being featured in conjunction with two blockbuster movies, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2” and “Suicide Squad.” Sweet’s hit, “Ballroom Blitz” was in the international trailer for “Suicide Squad” and received 13 million downloads. “Fox On The Run” is featured in both “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” soundtrack and the trailer for the film.

Sweet rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act. Their musical style followed a marked progression from their pop hits to the Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by the striking use of high pitched vocals. The band achieved notable success with 39 #1 singles around the globe including “Love Is Like Oxygen,” “Little Willy,” “Blockbuster,” “Hell Raiser,” “Ballroom Blitz,” “Action,” “Teenage Rampage,” “AC/DC,” “Fox On the Run” and “Set Me Free,” among others. A series of gold albums resulted in vinyl and CD worldwide sales of over 55 million copies. Sweet left an indelible mark on the 70s, not only by way of a string of worldwide hit singles and innovative albums, but also via their unforgettable visual image, whether it be as a glittering, sequined glam band or the leather adorned rockers that pre-dated a host of similarly attire metal bands later in the decade. Joe Elliot from Def Leppard, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Gene Simmons of KISS have all credited Sweet as their inspiration.

Sweet’s current lineup is founding member Steve Priest on bass and vocals, Joe Retta on lead vocals, Richie Onori on drums, Stevie Stewart on keyboards and Mitch Perry on lead guitar.


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