Meet the Lighthouse Family and win gig tickets

Hitmakers: The Lighthouse Family at Sheffield City Hall on Monday, March 7, 2011.
Hitmakers: The Lighthouse Family at Sheffield City Hall on Monday, March 7, 2011.
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SHINE a light... Ocean Drive hitmakers the Lighthouse family are back with their first major tour in seven years and we’re giving you the chance to meet them.

The Star has five pairs of tickets to see the band’s return at Sheffield City Hall on Monday, March 7.

Vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboard player Paul Tucker formed Lighthouse Family in 1993 in Newcastle upon Tyne, after meeting while studying at university.

Their 1995 debut album sold more than 1.8 million copies - six times platinum - in the UK alone.

In a stellar run, following Ocean Drive with Postcards From Heaven and Whatever Gets You Through The Day, they sold more than 10 million records worldwide, with top 10 singles including Lifted, Ocean Drive, High and Raincloud.

Their last tour was one of the highest-selling of that year. It was surpassed only by the Spice Girls.

Lighthouse Family scaled down their appearances in early 2003 because of what they called a “heavy promotional schedule” following the release of Whatever Gets You Through the Day in 2001.

Having recently pursued individual projects, Paul and Tunde are back together and are excited to be back on the road in March.

They never were, nor will ever be, an actual family.

They will be playing all their hits and may preview new songs after signing a brand new deal with Sony to record a new album following the March dates.

Tickets for their Sheffield City Hall gig are from £25.53 each, but may be subject to a booking fee and VAT rise.

Guarantee your seats. Book in person, call 0114 2789 789 or buy online at

We have five pairs of tickets to be won in a prize draw.

The first name drawn also gets the meet and greet for two people.

Simply email us your full name, address and phone numbers, with Meet The Lighthouse Family in the subject field, at by deadline on Friday, February 25, 2011, 10am.

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