Friday, 10 June 2011

Ascot’s Shergar Cup 1980s concert...spotlight on Jimmy Somerville

As some of the finest jockeys in the world descend upon Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 6th August, we look ahead to the spectacular 1980s Here and Now concert after this year’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. In the run up to the raceday, each week we focus on one of the acts performing in the concert and this week is the turn of Jimmy Somerville.
Jimmy Somerville is renowned for his unusually high pitched voice in the group Bronski Beat which had a number of hits in the British charts, including its most famous ‘Small Town Boy’. In 1985, Jimmy left Bronski Beat to form The Communards, which had two successful albums and stayed in the charts with a cover version of the famous soul classic ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.

In 1989, Jimmy launched his solo career with five more hit singles and two albums. His popularity has continued to the present day and Jimmy released his Bright Thing EP in 2011 with four new original tracks which he wrote and performed himself.

Tickets for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 6th August, including the Here and Now concert, start from £26. To book, or for further information, call 0870 727 1234 or visit

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