Jo Whiley is arguably one of the most recognisable voices in British Broadcasting, Jo Whiley has had an exciting and varied career and is considered one of the nation’s favourite radio DJs. Jo was born in Northampton.
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Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed music artist who has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians. The former founder of ‘electro duo’ Soft Cell alongside David Ball, who achieved international acclaim with four albums and the hugely successful single Tainted Love, which broke all records as the track that remained the longest in US Billboard Top 100 and a Brit Award for ‘Best Single of the Year’.
Heather Small has enjoyed huge acclaim both as the former lead singer of M People and in a solo capacity as one of the seminal British voices of the time, not to mention a number of TV appearances with her infectious personality and sense of humour earning her place in the heart of the public. As part of M People, hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieved massive worldwide success, , with the band winning the ‘Best British Dance Act Award’ at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming.
Hue & Cry are brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, from Coatbridge, Scotland. Their debut single Labour of Love from the album Seduced and Abandoned the song was apropos of the growing dance-pop scene, with Greg hammering a funky piano line beneath Pat’s lightning fast rap-esque vocals. Backed by synths, it retained a soulful edge which would later become part of their signature sound. Looking For Linda and Violently, both smash hits, followed from their second album Remote. The 90s saw the duo take an experimental leap with Truth and Love and Showtime, that infused jazz, R&B and Nuyorican Latin-funk
China Crisis, emerged in 1981 from their native Kirkby, Merseyside as the song writing duo of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist/vocalist Eddie Lundon, who over the years have been accompanied by a gifted and creative but ever-mutable group of musicians both on stage and in their recordings. They are renowned for not just stretching the creative limits of their time but incorporating horns, strings, woodwinds, pedal steel; the result is an explosive combination of distinctive sounds that present elements of jazz, reggae, country and their own impressive melodies and harmonies.
Altered Images were an early 1980s Scottish new wav/post punk band. Fronted by singer Clare Grogan, the band branched into mainstream pop music, having six UK Top 40 singles and three Top 30 albums between 1981 and 1983.Their hits included Happy Birthday, I Could be Happy, See Those Eyes and Don’t Talk to Me About Love. After the break-up of the band for them to each pursue individual interests, Clare – who had previously to Altered Images appeared in the 1981 film Gregory’s Girl – went on to become a film and television actress.