Bel entretien avec Jen Thomas pour le journal 'Metro", publié aujourd'hui pour le concert de LIMAHL de KAJAGOOGOO le 16 juin 2018 au NEWARK FESTIVAL 2018 à Riverside Park au Royaume-Uni.



C'était le 02 juin 2018…

LE REPLAY… THE SHOW OF THE 80's depuis le Festival de Hessentag et spectacle diffusé EN DIRECT sur la chaîne allemande HR1 . 90 minutes pour célébrer une décennie extraordinaire. De quoi se délecter avec un plateau d'artistes sur mesure !

LIMAHL de KAJAGOOGOO – les Weather Girls – Howard Jones – Marijke Amado…. Tubes et souvenirs inoubliables. Un voyage musical très coloré, avec de très grands succès: "Never Ending Story", "Too Shy" par LIMAHL à "It's Raining Men" par The Weather Girls et bien d'autres grands succès des années 80. 🎉🎉

Et apparemment la présentatrice du talk show totalement sous le charme de LIMAHL !!

Prestations et interview de LIMAHL à suivre de 53:05 à 1:07:52

'I’m the first to poke fun at myself when it comes to the hair'. By Helen Barnes

10:42, 23 MAY 2018

Limahl wasn't Too Shy back in the 1980s
Limahl wasn't Too Shy back in the 1980s


As famous for his hair as for worldwide hit Too Shy, Limahl shot to fame as the lead singer of the 1980s pop group Kajagoogoo. Ahead of his appearance at the Newark Festival, he tells Helen Barnes about superheroes, new ventures and his love of gardens.

Limahl of Kajagoogoo

Pics by .Words by Anuji Varma..BPM Media pic. The Midlands Music Festival at Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds – Back to the 80s. Kajagoogoo. (Image: Emma Lee)

Are you looking forward to the Newark Festival?

Of course. I’ve never been to Newark before, but I’ve had a look on the internet and it looks very nice. If we get good weather then it will be a lovely day out.

What do you think of the line up?

It’s great. I’m always particularly pleased to play next to Bucks Fizz because I used to be in a band with Mike Nolan, before Bucks Fizz and before Kajagoogoo. We’ve stayed good friends. It’s nice to chat to the other acts backstage but I’m on early so I may go looking around the castle in Newark after… or I may stay to watch the rest of the show, I don’t know.

Limahl on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2012

Limahl on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in 2012 (Image: ITV/PA)

You’ve not been to Newark but you must have played Nottingham?

Yes, I’ve done a couple of private gigs there and my keyboard player is from Nottingham – we’ve been up and visited his mum’s house. It’s a lovely part of the world.

Can you name any of our famous landmarks?

Er…the forest, Robin Hood…

Too Shy was Kajagoogoo's biggest hit so will you be singing that at the festival?

Of course, I’d get lynched if I didn’t!

I remember seeing you a few years back at an 80s festival called Rewind and there were loads of people walking around in Limahl wigs. What did you think when you saw them?

Oh, I love it! I’m the first to poke fun at myself when it comes to the hair. I even ask the audience ‘hands up who had big hair in the 80s?’. It’s always a huge show of hands because we did. Big hair and big shoulders……and we thought we looked cool.

Limahl took part in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in 2012

Limahl took part in I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here in 2012 (Image: ITV)

What do you miss most about the 80s?

Youth. I’m nearly 60. It’s that wonderful period in your 20s when you’ve left all the college stuff behind, the restrictions, the rules and you just step out in to the world.

Was your partner a Kajagoogoo fan?

That’s a funny question because when I met Steve I had dark hair and he didn’t have a clue who I was. That had been a real problem for me in the past – meeting people that were opportunists, so I had a few bad experiences where I really believed people cared about me, but they didn’t. Steve wasn’t a fan and we've been together for 25 year. Our relationship has lasted longer than both of my straight brothers’ relationships!

Kajagoogoo reunited in 2009 for a UK tour

Kajagoogoo reunited in 2009 for a UK tour

What does a typical day entail now?

I always try to squeeze in the gym, even if it's just half an hour. OK, big revelation, you’re the first person I’ve told – I’ve been studying acting for two years. I’m going under my real name, Christopher Hamill and I’m on a course at City Lit in Covent Garden. We are working on a play, learning lines, filming showreel scenes and I’ve even been on a Shakespeare workshop.

A question from my kids for you… your hair is based around a marvel superhero, Longshot. My boys are superhero crazy and would like to know who’s your favourite superhero?

Oh, Spiderman, without a doubt. I even love the song (starts to sing the theme tune.) The whole Spider thing really got me as a kid.

As they were: Kajagoogoo in the 1980s

As they were: Kajagoogoo in the 1980s

Tell us something interesting we won’t know about you?

I’m a member of the National Trust. I absolutely love architecture, history, geography, the arts and culture. Oh, and I love gardens. I moved from London to Hertfordshire, so I could get a garden.

Your name is an anagram of your surname, Hamill. My surname is Barnes – if I was famous, what stage name would you give me?

SBARNE, pronounced Zar-nay. It sounds like an exotic cocktail.

Do your mates and family call you Limahl?

My mum calls me Christopher, most of my mates call me Chris, but when I’ve got my pop star hat on, I’m Limahl!

Une joie immense pour LIMAHL de KAJAGOOGOO de chanter pour une soirée privée spéciale Saint Valentin, dans l'étonnante "Syon House" au Royaume Uni. Syon Park, abrite la famille du Duc de Northumberland depuis plus de 400 ans, c'est la dernière propriété privée de Londres. Remplie de beauté, de magnificence et d'émerveillement, cet endroit délicieux était le cadre idéal pour célébrer la Saint Valentin ! ❤❤❤❤