East 17 play one-off reunion show

Walthamstow boyband play together for first time in a decade

East 17 played a one-off reunion gig at the London Shepherds Bush Empire last night (May 30).

The four-piece stormed through their hits, including ‘Steam’,‘House Of Love’ and 1994 Xmas chart-topper ‘Stay Another Day’.

During the gig Brian Harvey said: “Did you miss us? This gig is for you lot. It’s from us to you.”


The last time the original line up of Tony Mortimer, Brian Harvey,John Hendry and Terry Coldwell had shared a stage together was 1996.

For the duet ‘If You Ever’ the band were joined by another ’90s survivor Shola Ama, replacing Gabrielle, who sang on the original version back in 1996.

The band closed the show with new song ‘Wild’.

As previously reported by NME.COM singer/songwriter Tony Mortimer said: “It has been a long time for me but I am sure it will all come flooding back. I have already started playing the songs to get the rust and cobwebs out in time for the gig. It’s going to be a great show. A ‘one-off’ that I hope people will remember”.

During their pop reign the band had 12 Top Ten hits between 1992 and 1998 in the UK.

The band played :


‘House Of Love’

‘West End Girls’

‘Someone To Love’

‘Slow You Down’


‘Hold My Body Tight’

‘Around The World’

‘Each Time’

‘Hey Child’

‘If You Ever’

‘You Might Need Somebody’ (Shola Ama)

‘Betcha Can’t Wait’



‘Do U Still’

‘Let It Rain’

‘Stay Another Day’

‘It’s Alright’