Tonight’s The Night
We dig deep to reissue this rare UK boogie 12″ by Take Three, originally released back in 1983. Forming the first drop in a new reissue directive from the label, focused primarily on unearthing rare and classic UK funk, soul & boogie.
Fronted by former South London lovers rock vocal harmony group, Alpha (sisters Jackie & Jean Heron and Marlene Richardson), Take Three was the brain-child of writer/producer trio “S.H.E.” – Steve Sinclair, Peter Hinds & Kevin Ellis. Meeting each other at The Black Theatre Co-op at the turn on the 1980s, Steve & Kevin began writing songs together for the theatre’s productions. After receiving plaudits for their compositions, they then brought in more seasoned hand Peter Hinds – formerly a member of key brit funk groups Light of the World and Beggar & Co, and played with Incognito, Imagination & Loose Ends – to complete the circle.
This Tonight’s the Night 12″ was originally pressed up on their own label Fast Forward with distribution provided by Andy Sojka’s Blackmarketing, and would be the first commercial outing for a creative partnership that would spawn multiple projects/aliases spanning the UK soul, funk & dance scenes, and still continues to this day.