Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate, one of the most successful bands ever to come out of the 70s, will be performing at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Sunday April 30.

Hot Chocolate formed in Brixton, London, England in 1968. Original members of the group included Errol Brown, Tony Connor, Larry Ferguson, Harvey Hinsley, Patrick Olive and Tony Wilson.

In 1969 the band started working on a reggae version of the John Lennon song Give Peace A Chance. Errol Brown had changed the lyrics for their version but was informed that he could not do this without John Lennon’s permission, so a copy of the demo was sent to the Beatles Apple record label to see what they thought of it. Fortunately, John loved the version and it was released on the Apple label.

The group was given the named ‘The Hot Chocolate Band’ by a secretary at the company, Mavis Smith, but they later changed it to just ‘Hot Chocolate’.

Since 1992, the band has enjoyed years of continued success touring all around the world performing to many thousands of fans who love the music of Hot Chocolate. In 1997 the classic single You Sexy Thing reached number one in the charts after it was featured in the movie The Full Monty.

Tickets are on sale from the Waterfront Hall Box Office on 9033 4455 or online at www.waterfront.co.uk.