It's the time of year where the nation begins to count down the days to Christmas, To get us in the mood, only a Christmas song will do. Bob Heatlie, writer of the Shakin' Stevens hit Merry Christmas Everyone recalls how he put together an enduring classic.
X-Press 2 came together through the club scene of the late 1980s, Darren and Darren House (Diesel) got together with Ashley Beedle through their love of house, balearic, soul and jazz music, Iconic debut Muzik Xpress smashed dancefloors to bits on both sides of the Atlantic in 1992.
Alex Gold was a member of High Wycombe's finest, The Wutars. The band formed whilst studying at Buckinghamshire New University and living in house that doubled as party venue and the scene of many notorious DIY 'shindig gigs'.
Boy George hardly needs an introduction. Born George O'Dowd in South-East London, the singer became one of the most famous faces of the 1980s as the lead singer of Culture Club and as a successful solo artist.
The Floridita venue in London occupies the site of the legendary Marquee Club and, after eight years playing host to the cream of Cuba’s musical fraternity, it's going back to its roots with an eclectic new roster of established UK acts and upcoming artists.