The girl group that defined the '80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up and heading to the BIC.

Siobhan Fahey has rejoined Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for a one-time only tour of the UK this month, including a night in Bournemouth on Sunday, November 26.

“Keren and I have toured as a duo for years, but we never toured or played live with Siobhan,” explains Sara.

“We’ve been talking about this idea for a while and now the moment has finally arrived it’s incredibly exciting! Lots of fans have often asked ‘please just do one tour with Siobhan,' so now their wishes have come true.”

Incredibly, this is the first time the trio have ever toured together, with the 15-strong series of shows kicking off in Glasgow last week, and fans are certainly in for a treat.

“We’ll be performing all the hits and some surprises too," promises Keren.

"I really can’t wait, it’s gonna be an amazing party every night!"

Siobhan admits her time in the band was her "formative years", and is thrilled at the thought of becoming a trio again - even if it is just for the one tour.

"I never thought it would happen again." she says.

"It’s like going back down the road to find a piece of myself that I left back then. The older I get, the more I realise it was pretty magical.”

Since their unforgettable last performance as a trio on The Brits in 1988, Keren and Sara have continued as Bananarama, releasing records and touring to global audiences. Siobhan went on to have hit singles and albums around the world as part of Shakespears Sister before becoming a solo artist.

Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever.

To date they have had 30 hits, shooting to the top of charts around the world. In the US, Venus became their first #1 single on the Billboard chart and their combined record sales were more than 40 million.

When news of their reunion, after nearly 30 years, was met with universal approval, Bananarama decided to reissue a revised and expanded double CD Greatest Hits Collection to accompany the tour.

The album charts the group's career, from their early punk-pop influenced days with the Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook-produced Aie A Mwana and the Terry Hall-featuring Really Saying Something, right through to the unashamed classic pop hits including Cruel Summer, which became the group's first US top ten.

“We were so proud of this song when we wrote it – and we still are,” says Sara.

“We wrote our own material, or co-wrote it but I don’t think people always recognised that. I think Cruel Summer’s really stood the test of time and wherever we are in the world, it’s the song people seem to remember us best for.”

Their decision to team up with producers Stock Aitken and Waterman was a wise move as their cover of Venus went to #1 around the world, including America.

“We had the idea of recording this way back at the beginning of the band,” explains Keren. “But it was only when we hooked up with Stock, Aitken and Waterman many years later that it came to life. It was a really big turning point for us.”

This collaboration produced further massive hits including I Heard A Rumour, Love In The First Degree and I Want You Back.

Bananarama still hold the record for the most singles to chart by a girl group ever. Earlier this summer, they were named ‘Pioneers’ at the Glamour Women Of The Year awards.

:: Bananarama are at the BIC on Sunday, November 26. Tickets from or 0844 576 3000.