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Thu, 7 Mar, 2019Courtney Allan

Bananarama: Where are they now?

Bananarama were one of the most popular trios around in the ‘80s. It’s been 31 years since they released their Greatest Hits Collection, but they are back on tour around Australia.

With hits like Venus, Love In The First Degree and I Heard A Rumour, it’s hard not to see why fans are excited that they’re touring again.

The trio has turned into a duo and have a much more modern look. Remaining members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward spoke to Sunrise about their success in 2019 and how the ‘80s continues to live on.

Siobhan Fahey, one of the original Bananarama members, left the group in 1998 to form her own group Shakespears Sister. Her replacement Jacquie O'Sullivan also left the group in 1991.

“The '80s were such a popular period. I mean, they still do massive tours of ‘80s artists,” Sara explained.

However, they wouldn’t be where they are without their loyal fans.

“I am just amazed at how far people will travel to see you. The ones I see in the audience here [in Australia] have been to the UK when we toured, they came to America, and I just think it’s just amazing how loyal they are.”

Their audience has continued to expand, with younger fans being in the audience as well.

“There are much younger people who know all the words, and that’s always really surprising.”

With a new album on the way, In Stereo, which will be launched April 9, the group are enjoying being on tour for now.

Scroll through the gallery to see the trio as well as what the duo looks like now.

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