Del Amitri

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock scottish pop 90s alternative alternative rock indie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s
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Biography

This Glaswegian semi-acoustic rock band emerged in the wake of the Postcard Records scene, when they were formed by 16-year-old singer, pianist and bass player Justin Currie (11 December 1964, Glasgow, Scotland) and his guitarist friend Iain Harvie (b. 19 May 1962, Glasgow, Scotland). They were joined for ‘Sense Sickness’, their 1983 debut on the No Strings independent label, by Bryan Tolland (guitar) and Paul Tyagi (drums). Numerous sessions for disc jockey John Peel and tours with everyone from the Fall to the Smiths ensured a cult following and a growing reputation for Currie’s wry lyrics. They came to the attention of Chrysalis Records who signed them to their own ‘indie’ label, Big Star. Del Amitri released their debut album in 1985 but fell foul of the label shortly afterwards. The band’s career entered a restorative period during which they toured via a network of fans who organized and promoted events in individual regions. A...

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