It feels like Keren and Sara are so tight sometimes to the detriment of their career. Once I had gotten over the shock of Siobhan leaving, it took me a little while to get on board with Jacquie but I soon saw that she had the same slightly awkwardness in TV appearances as K and S, and showed similiar humour, I became a fan. I think perhaps they could’ve made her feel more welcome although I’d can also see how hard that would be as Bananarama were so established by then. Even all these years later, some still have a hard time with Bananarama being a duo. Who knows what might had happened if Jacs stayed?
As for Siobhan’s return for the original lineup tour, it was promoted as temporary yet it seemed to work so well and it genuinely felt that we could at least get an album. TV interviews were amusing and there was a real sense of excitement from all three of them - which really helped with ticket sales. The tour was so successful and beyond what anyone could’ve imagined. Far slicker than other duo performances, emotional because of the nostalgia and memories but most importantly it had huge potential to move away from the self funded route into something cooler, working with other producers, Siobhan’s influence on the writing and who knows - maybe we would have the Bananarama drama (TV) that has never got off the ground… about the rise of one of Britains best loved bands in the 80s.
That being said, we have been so lucky to have Bananarama last this long when other bands crumbled for good.