The Sundays

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s


This UK indie band was formed in London, England, in the summer of 1987, by songwriters David Gavurin (4 April 1963, England; guitar) and Harriet Wheeler (b. 26 June 1963, England; vocals), who had already gained prior singing experience in a band called Jim Jiminee. Later joined by the rhythm section of Paul Brindley (b. 6 November 1963, England; bass) and Patrick Hannan (b. 4 March 1966, England; drums), the Sundays’ debut live performance at the seminal Falcon ‘Vertigo Club’ in Camden Town, London, in August 1988, sparked off abnormally excessive interest from both media and record business circles. Playing what many perceived to be a delicate, flawless mix of the Smiths’ guitars and the Cocteau Twins’ vocal acrobatics, the band’s high profile ensured a Top 50 place in the UK pop charts for their debut single, ‘Can’t Be Sure’, in early 1989. The song topped the independent charts for two months. Despite this dramatic...

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