AN iconic Southampton band of the 80s is to reunite next week for Southampton Plays For Ukraine.

Tokyo Joe, who signed with EMI at the time and whose members went on to achieve massive things musically, are to play for one night only at Number 3 Bedford Place on Thursday March 31.

Clyde Ward from the band went on to work with Diana Ross, Sting, Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow, Matt Jessup played with Gary Numan and was the synth programmer for beats giant Novation and Tony Wright performed with Wham, George Michael and Katrina & The Waves, featuring on the smash hit Walking on Sunshine.

Some of the members of Tokyo Joe played together for the first time in decades during the Southampton All Stars gig at The 1865, which was part of last year's Music in the City event in October.

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Once the week of live music in aid of the victims of the war in Ukraine was announced, every member agreed to a reunion gig.

The performance area outside Westquay will also be used from Monday March 28 to Sunday April 3 when venues, pubs, coffee shops, hairdressers and shops will all host impromptu fundraising gigs.

The money raised will support the Polish community in Southampton who are doing so much to assist their friends in Ukraine.

Organiser Martin Perry has been inundated with bands, venues, ideas and offers of help since launching the event, but is always looking for more sponsorship and support.

To get involved with Southampton Plays For Ukraine, email