This Scottish duo, who specialize in melodic folk pop, comprises identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid (5 March 1962, Leith, Scotland) The brothers spent their childhood in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife, and formed the Proclaimers in 1983. They had an early UK hit in 1987 with the Gerry Rafferty -produced Letter From America, whose belligerent harmonies offered a strikingly modern take on traditional folk music. Follow-ups included the typically boisterous Make My Heart Fly and Im Gonna Be (500 Miles). Pete Wingfield was brought in to produce Sunshine On Leith, after which the duo took a two-year sabbatical. Writing for the third album was disrupted, however, when they spent much energy and money ensuring that their beloved, debt-ridden Hibernian Football Club did not close down. In common with many fans, they are now shareholders.
The Reids reappeared in 1990 with the King Of The...
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