The Voice of The Lighthouse Family set to appear at The Apex
Tunde, the voice of Lighthouse Family, is going on tour in the UK with a gig at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds next month.
Tunde Baiyewu (pictured above) is one of the most distinctive and admired vocalists in pop. His rich and soulful tone led the Lighthouse Family through three multi-platinum albums, and, with his unique sound and timeless songs, he remains a prominent figure in the world of soul and R&B music.
The singer will be performing Lighthouse Family favourites such as “Lifted”, “High” and “Ocean Drive”, as well as songs from the likes of Bill Withers, Elton John, Van Morrison and others.
Lighthouse Family released their debut album “Ocean Drive” in 1995, with the lead single “Lifted” reaching the top five on the UK Singles Chart. “Ocean Drive” was certified six-times platinum by the end of 1997, selling more than 1.8 million copies in the UK alone and spending 154 weeks on the UK Album Chart.
Lighthouse Family’s follow-up albums, “Postcards from Heaven” achieved similar status in 1997, reaching six times Platinum status, and “Whatever Gets You Through the Day” also receiving Platinum status. They subsequently sold over 15 million albums throughout their career.
Tunde’s first self-titled solo album was released in 2004, with his second solo album, “Diamond In A Rock”, released in 2013. In 2019, Lighthouse Family released a new album “Blue Sky in Your Head”. It was the group’s first album in 18 years and was supported with two sell-out UK tours.
Over the past few years, Tunde has been working on a new collection of recordings, inspired by the singer-songwriter era of the 1970’s.
Reunited with Lighthouse Family producer Mike Peden, they have recorded a selection of troubadour influenced songs written by Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, Todd Rundgren and Barry White.
Tunde is at The Apex on Saturday, June 10, at 7.30pm. Visit the website www.theapex.co.ukor ring 01284 758000 for more information or to book tickets.