Fine Young Cannibals

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
Descriptive "tags": 80s pop new wave rock british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and actor for the Hull Community Theatre) to relinquish his tenure in a London blues combo to join them. Taking their name from the Robert Wagner movie of similar name (relinquishing the ‘All The’ prefix), the trio was quickly picked up by London Records after a video screening on the UK music television show The Tube. ‘Johnny Come Home’ was soon released on single, with the band joined on percussion by Martin Parry and on trumpet by Graeme Hamilton. Dominated by Gift’s sparse and yearning vocal, it reached the UK Top 10 in June 1985 and defined the band’s sound for...

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