Recommended by Nick Poingdestre – Finance Officer

TORCH by Soft Cell

Soft Cell were a synthesiser pop duo whose chart career spanned three critically acclaimed albums released between 1981 and 1983. They are most well known for their cover version of ‘Tainted Love’ which was a global success when it was released in 1981 and which continues to be played regularly on the radio. Keyboard player Dave Ball and vocalist Marc Almond split as each wanted to pursue alternative music careers and Marc Almond continues to have a solo career, releasing his latest album only a few months ago. The band reformed for one last concert at the O2 last year and I was lucky enough to attend. Due to the longest bus journey of my life I arrived 15 minutes late but walked in just as the opening drum roll of this song started. I have never tired of listening to ‘Torch’ and that amazing trumpet riff.