Founding member of family supergroup dreams of Black Country move

Tito Jackson, founding member of the world-famous Jacksons, has revealed plans to move to Wolverhampton.

Speaking to Mostly Jazz Festival, the LA-based guitarist confesses he loves the city and is a big fan of the football team, citing the band’s hectic schedule as the main reason for his delay in relocating. Tito said:

"I was moving to Wolverhampton, which is still on my bucket list, it’s just a matter of touring and recording and performing so much, that I haven’t been able to - I love Wolverhampton!"

Hailing from the US town of Gary, Indiana, the young Jackson 5 signed to Motown in the late-1960s, releasing a string of US chart-toppers, beginning with I Want You Back. Renaming themselves The Jacksons, they embraced disco and funk, and continued to rack up hits throughout the 1980s, eventually amassing over 160 weeks in the UK singles charts. 

Having returned to live touring in 2011 after a hiatus, The Jacksons - Tito, and brothers Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie - will headline the opening night of 'Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival' in Birmingham on Friday 12 July, as part of the festival's 10th anniversary. Discussing their current set-list, Tito added:

"We do everything;  ABC, I Want You Back, Never Can Say Goodbye, those are mostly the Motown stuff and of course we also do things like Blame It On The Boogie, Can You Feel It and Shake Your Body"

Other artists appearing over the weekend include Brand New Heavies (on Saturday) and legendary American songwriter, Burt Bacharach who plays on Sunday. 

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