Stereo MC’s set to get connected for Doncaster date

Stereo MCs.
Stereo MCs.
  • Trip-hop favourites back in town
  • Group headlined Doncaster Live in 2011
  • Date at Diamond Live Lounge in July

One of the biggest bands of the 1990s are set to step up to the stage in Doncaster this summer for a hotly-anticipated show.

Trip-hop favourites The Stereo MC’s, who scored huge success with songs such as Step It Up, Connected and Ground Level will return to the town to play at the Diamond Live Lounge in July.

The band - made up of The Head, lead singer Rob B and Owen If - headlined the annual Doncaster Live festival in 2011, playing to thousands of music lovers for free in the Market Place as part of the St Leger festival celebrations.

This time round, the group will be delving into their back catalogue as well as delivering some new material for the show which will take place at the Wood Street venue on July 25.

The group formed in Clapham in London in 1985 and made their chart breakthrough in 1990 with Elevate My Mind, following it up with Lost In Music.

However, the band’s biggest success came in the early 90s, with Connected, Step It Up, Ground Level and Creation all making the top twenty and becoming huge anthems of the era.

Connected, the album from which they were spawned, was also a massive success, reaching number two and in 2000 Q magazine placed the album at number 52 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

The album won Best British Album at the 1994 Brit Awards, and was shortlisted for the 1993 Mercury Prize.

However, the band took eight years to return with Deep Down and Dirty, the follow-up to Connected and since then have struggled to make the same impact on the charts, both home and abroad.