Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware were the founder members of pioneering British electro-pop group The Human League; Glenn Gregory had been their original choice when seeking a vocalist for the band but he was unavailable at the time, so they chose Philip Oakey instead. When personal and creative tensions within the group reached breaking point in late 1980 Marsh and Ware left the band, ceding the Human League name to Oakey. Taking their new name from a fictional pop group mentioned in Anthony Burgess’s novel, A Clockwork Orange, (where The Heaven Seventeen are at number 4 in the charts with “Inside”), they became Heaven 17 and formed the production company British Electric Foundation (BEF) On 16 February 2010, Heaven 17 joined La Roux to record a joint live session for the BBC which was shown on the BBC Red Button interactive channel in January 2010 while Glenn Gregory joined La Roux on stage at Glastonbury on 26 June 2010, performing “Temptation”. (La Roux cite Heaven 17 as one of their main influences).[9] The two acts also appeared live on stage at the War Child Brit Awards aftershow in February 2010.[10][11] In the run up to their 30th anniversary, the band announced several live dates in which they would perform their 1981 debut album Penthouse and Pavement live in its entirety for the first time. The dates were scheduled over November and December 2010 with the first date held on 10 November 2010 at the well known Leadmill venue in Sheffield. By chance the Leadmill
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