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Win the chance to meet East 17

PUBLISHED: 08:43 06 September 2011

East 17

East 17

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Going Out is offering two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see East 17 at the Waterfront on September 11 and to meet them afterwards. Winners will also receive a special T-shirt.

East 17, the group that took its name from the postcode for Walthamstow, an area of London between the old East End and the Essex commuter belt, achieved 18 Top 20 singles and four Top 10 albums — including their debut, Walthamstow, which shot straight into the charts at number one — and were one of the most famous acts in the UK and some parts of the world during the early to mid-1990s.

Grittier, sharper and more streetwise than rivals like Take That, they successfully blended hip hop and pop in songs such as House of Love, Steam and Let It Rain. It’s Alright became a major success in Australia, where it stayed for a whooping seven weeks.

Their second album, Steam, spawned mega-single Stay Another Day, which topped the UK charts for five weeks and was that year’s Christmas number one.

Now the band are back. There’s no Brian Harvey, but principal songwriter Tony Mortimer, along with original members Terry Coldwell and John Hendy and new singer Blair Dreelan, are touring the UK, and will be playing at the Waterfront on September 11. They also have an album due out in the autumn and if the first single, Secret of My Life, is anything to go by Mortimer hasn’t lost the songwriting touch.

Going Out is offering two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see East 17 at the Waterfront on September 11 and to meet them afterwards. Winners will also receive a special T-shirt.

t For your chance to win simply answer the following question, together with your name, address and contact details to: East 17 Competition, Going Out, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR11RE. Alternatively email your entry to: goingoutcomps@archant.co.uk

Which part of London gave East 17 their name?

A. Wimbledon

B. Walthamstow

C. Westminister

t Normal Archant competition rules apply. Entries must arrive by September 8.


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