Bananarama formed in 1982 and originally compromised childhood friends Sara Dalli, Keren Woodward and Siobhan Fahey. after Feeling unhappy with the band’s musical direction, Siobhan Fahey left the band in 1988 to form The Shakespeare Sisters.
A chance meeting with ex Sex Pistol Paul Cook in the club Taboo saw Bananarama's career take off and legendary BBC Radio presenter John Peel played their first single ‘Aie a Mwana’ which caught the attention of Terry Hall (ex-Specials) who tracked the girls down and asked them to sing on the track 'It Ain't what you do it's the way that you do it’.
During the ‘80s Bananarama stormed the charts with many Top 10 hits including ‘Cruel Summer’, ‘Robert De Niro's Waiting,’ and also participated in the All-Star Band Aid charity single ‘Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984 before being launched by the infamous Stock Aitken Waterman.
They achieved a Number One with the Shicking Blue cover song 'Venus’ and had further success with the singles ‘I heard a Rumour’ and ‘I Can’t Help It’ during the late ‘80s.
Thirty years later, eight tours and numerous shows across the world, Bananarama celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2012 with a Greatest Hits album and DVD collection released through Warner Music.