Veteran soul group, THE STYLISTICS have just announced a surprise change to their current line up. As new lead singer, they’ve drafted in Barrington “Bo” Henderson. Avid sleeve readers/anoraks will know Henderson’s name from stints in the Dramatics and Lakeside and, more famously, as a member of the Temptations in the late 90s/early 00s. Amongst Bo’s recordings with the Tempts are the albums ‘Ear Resistible’ and ‘Awesome’ .

In 2003 he released a solo set, ‘Best Kept Secret’ but we’re told that he jumped at the chance of working with the Stylistics. He replaces Michael Muse and to confuse matters there is, of course, a separate touring version of the Stylistics led by the original lead voice Russell Thompkins, Jr. For contractual reasons he goes out as “Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics”.

Harrington is pictured with the Stylistics above; he’s at far right.