Blue Zoo: new songs and a new direction

Eighties band Blue Zoo got back together in 2010 with ‘unfinished business’ as far as their old material was concerned. Now the band are shaking off the past and moving forward with new material set for imminent release plus live dates on the calendar.  The band still comprises front man Andy O, with drummer Mickey Sparrow and bass player Mike Ansell. In 2013…

Read More

Blue Zoo, Matt Backer plus 80s clubnight

This Saturday 5th December is time to party 80s style. Blue Zoo are playing at Nambucca, near Archway at 8pm, with a set list which includes those hits Cry Boy Cry, Ivory Towers, I Shoot Sheep and more. Support acts are: Matt Backer who has played with bands including Rumer, ABC, Julian Lennon, Sister Sledge, Jamelia, Mark King,…

Read More

Animal magic with Blue Zoo, 02 Academy Islington

The 80s – a much maligned decade for music but dig deep and there was plenty to enjoy. I’m a fan of my office’s occasional “Power Ballad Thursdays”. Instead of a sea of hunched computer nerds nodding along to their own private world via their headphones, we’re all sharing the moment as Africa by Toto and Urgent by Foreigner blast out…

Read More