Photos: Heaven 17 @ the Neptune

Heaven 17 @ the Neptune – 10/6/22
Photos by Rachel Crick

Heaven 17 – photo by Rachel Crick

Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware, along with two backup singers Kelly Barnes and Rachel Mosleh, plus synth player Flo Sabeva (she’s also a pianist!) made an incredibly rare appearance in Seattle on October 6th. So rare, in fact, this was part of their debut headlining tour in the US. Gregory and Ware reached fans in the UK starting in the 1980s, beginning with the album Penthouse and Pavement. This is an album everyone should have. How appropriate is it then to take their most famous track off the album “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” on the road with the eponymous tour. Only fifteen dates, the tour’s set list featured some of BBS editor’s (that’s Dagmar) and all Heaven 17 fans’ favorite songs: “Let Me Go,” “Come Live with Me,” “Temptation,” “Penthouse and Pavement” and “We Live So Fast.” Classic. Just classic. So here the band is in synth glory as they performed those tracks and more in the last date of their USA/Canada 2022 tour.

Heaven 17 – photos by Rachel Crick