Bananarama 1982

THEN & NOW: Bananarama

40 years ago, Bananarama achieved their first chart hits with covers of “It Ain’t What You Do…” and “Really Saying Something“. In the Summer of 1982, they won their first self-penned top ten hit with “Shy Boy” (UK No.4) and after a few line up changes from trio to duo, Sara and Keren are about to release their brand new album, “Masquerade”.

The title track of the album has just been launched following in the footsteps of teaser track “Favourite” as the girls gear up to celebrate another milestone this year with their twelfth studio album. With the departure of Siobhan Fahey in 1988, Jacqui O’Sullivan joined the team for the next three years as the Bananarama hits kept coming with “I Want You Back” and “Preacher Man”.

Sara and Keren have continued as a duo for the past thirty years and came back in 1992 with the aptly titled “Movin’ On”, which saw them reunite with Mike Stock and Pete Waterman, themselves now reduced to a duo. Bananarama are touring the UK this Summer in support of “Masquerade” so catch them if you can!

Bananarama 1982

Bananarama 1992

Bananarama 2022

“Masquerade” is out on 22nd July and can be pre-ordered from the Bananarama website