Q-TIPS: The Venue, London 1980

Before finding fame as a solo artist, Paul Young fronted a band called Q-Tips. Pre-dating the Commitments by some years, they gained a reputation as a great live act, mixing in soul standards with many self-written songs. Their only studio album, the self-titled Q-Tips, failed to capture the atmosphere of their live gigs, and the live album that followed it came too late to stop the band splitting up, with only keyboardist Ian Kew joining Paul Young's backing band on his solo career.

Paul Young and Stewart Blandamer

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