|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s pop british new romantic|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1980, Haircut 100 began on a part-time basis with a line-up comprising Nick Heyward (20 May 1961, Beckenham, Kent, England; vocals), Les Nemes (b. 5 December 1960, Croydon, Surrey, England; bass) and Graham Jones (b. 8 July 1961, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, England; guitar). Early the following year they were augmented by Memphis Blair Cunningham (b. 11 October 1957, Harlem, New York, USA; drums), Phil Smith (b. 1 May 1959, Redbridge, Ilford, Essex, England; saxophone), and Mark Fox (b. 13 February 1958; percussion). Engineer/manager Karl Adams secured them a contract with Arista Records where they were placed in the hands of producer Bob Sargeant. Their teen appeal and smooth punk pop sound was perfect for the time and it came as no surprise when their debut single Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) climbed to number 4 in the UK charts. The follow-up, Love Plus One, did even better, firmly establishing...