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Are Prefab Sprout still going?

Are Prefab Sprout still going?

Prefab Sprout are an English pop band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham who rose to fame during the 1980s….

Prefab Sprout
Years active 1978–present
Labels Kitchenware EMI Liberty Epic (US)
Members Paddy McAloon
Past members Martin McAloon Michael Salmon Wendy Smith Feona Attwood Graham Lant Steve Dolder Neil Conti

What hits did Prefab Sprout have?

Track listing

No. Title Original album
1. “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” From Langley Park to Memphis, 1988
2. “When Love Breaks Down” Steve McQueen, 1985
3. “The Sound of Crying” previously unreleased
4. “Faron Young” Steve McQueen

Was Thomas Dolby in Prefab Sprout?

Thomas Dolby first took a shine to Prefab Sprout in 1984 as part of a panel on BBC’s Roundtable, a program where DJs and popular musicians weighed in on new releases. By that point, Dolby had hit it big in North America.

Who is the lead singer of Prefab Sprout?

Paddy McAloon
Paddy McAloon, singer, songwriter. I grew up in Witton Gilbert in County Durham and started Prefab Sprout with my brother [Martin, bass] and Michael Salmon, who lived down the street.

Where do Prefab Sprout come from?

Witton Gilbert, United Kingdom
Prefab Sprout/Origin

Who are the members of Prefab Sprout?

Paddy McAloonGuitar
Martin McAloonBass guitarWendy SmithGuitarNeil ContiDrum Kit
Prefab Sprout/Members

Who was the female singer in Prefab Sprout?

Where did Prefab Sprout come from?

What happened Paddy McAloon?

A disorder of the inner ear characterised by vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss, Ménière’s disease – which has no known cure – has caused McAloon to retreat from public life.

When was When Love Breaks Down released?

When Love Breaks Down/Released

“When Love Breaks Down” is a single by English pop band Prefab Sprout, released by Kitchenware Records in 1984. It was the first single taken from their album of the following year, Steve McQueen. On its first release, the single did not chart in the UK Singles Chart, but it was reissued in 1985, reaching No. 25.

Who was the girl in Prefab Sprout?

Wendy Smith (singer)
Wendy Smith (born 31 May 1963) is an English musician, best known as being a singer and guitarist in the band Prefab Sprout. In 2015, she became the director of creative learning at The Sage in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

Who wrote When Love Breaks Down?

When Love Breaks Down/Lyricists

When did Prefab Sprout release their first album?

Formed in 1978[4]by brothers Paddyand Martin McAloon and joined by vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Wendy Smithin 1982, they released their debut album Swoonto critical acclaim in 1984.

When was Prefab Sprout signed to Kitchenware Records?

Prefab Sprout were signed by Keith Armstrong’s Kitchenware Recordsin March 1983, after Armstrong heard their music played in the Newcastlebranch of HMVhe managed. [9][10]Their two singles were reissued by Kitchenware and attracted notice including laudation from Elvis Costello.

What makes Prefab Sprout different from other bands?

Often the orchestral instruments that augment the band are more pronounced, although the orchestrations aren’t as interestingly as on McAloon’s 2003 solo album, and they’re more about adding warmth and lushness. The sentimentality that was often present on Prefab Sprout’s earlier albums is much more pronounced on Andromeda Heights.

Which is the best movie to start with Prefab Sprout?

Steve McQueen is probably the best place to start with Prefab Sprout, although I think 1990’s sprawling Jordan: The Comeback is their masterpiece.