Animal Nightlife

Animal Nightlife were an English sophisti-pop band from London that released a clutch of singles on Inner Vision circa 1982/83, followed by the album Shangri-la on Island in 1985. Members: Paul Waller (drums), Steve Shawley (bass), Steve “Flid” Brown (guitar), Steve Shanley (bass), Michael “Mac” McDermott (percussion), Declan John Barclay (trumpet), John Crichinson (piano), Billy […]

The Alan Parsons Project

The Alan Parsons Project were an English symphonic/art-pop band led by the production/multi-instrumental team of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. The project began with the album Tales of Mystery and Imagination on 20th Century in 1976, followed by nine albums on Arista between 1977 and 1987. Members: Alan Parsons (vocals, synthesizer, bass, acoustic guitar, flute, […]

Cos

Cos were a Belgian avant-jazz/rock band that was active between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s. The band released four albums between 1974 and 1979 on IBC and two further titles circa 1983/84 on Lark. Keyboardist Charles Loos (Abraxis/Julverne) appears as a member on the first and third albums, Postaeolian Train Robbery and Babel. Former Placebo keyboardist […]

Travis Biggs

Travis Biggs is an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose services were widely employed on the jazz-funk and soul circuits throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Under his own name, he released two albums during the late 1970s. Spreading his talents over sides by John Kasandra and Bohannon, among others, Biggs adopted the little-used nickname […]

Kimiko Kasai

Kimiko Kasai — 笠井紀美子 (Dec. 10, 1945) — is a Japanese jazz vocalist who released a clutch of live and collaborative recordings on assorted labels during the early 1970s, culminating with her solo-studio debut Umbrella, released in 1972 on Liberty. Between 1973 and 1986, she released 14 album on CBS/Sony. Discography: Just Friends – Kasai […]

The Human League

The Human League are an English synthpop band that was initially active as a recording unit between the late 1970s and mid-1980s. Originating as an electro-futurist combo, the band were among the first to apply classic songcraft to an entirely electronic framework. During the early 1980s, a revamped, enlarged Human League signaled the Second British […]

Gang of Four

Gang of Four were a postmodernist funk-rock combo from Leeds, England, that was active during the late 1970s and early ’80s. Members: Andy Gill (guitar, vocals, drums), Jon King (vocals, melodica, percussion), Dave Allen (bass, vocals, 1977-81), Hugo Burnham (drums, 1977-83), Sara Lee (bass, 1982-83), Steve Goulding (drums, 1983-84) The band gained notoriety for their […]

Godley & Creme

Godley & Creme were an English musical duo and video-production team comprised of multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. The two began their partnership with a string of recordings under the name Hotlegs. In 1972, they were joined at Stockport’s Strawberry Studios by fellow songwriters/instrumentalists Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart. Adopting the name 10cc, the […]

Culture Club

Culture Club are an English pop band that was primarily active as a recording unit during the early–mid 1980s. The band achieved world renown with a string of hits in the pop/rock and blue-eyed soul veins. Members: Boy George (vocals), Roy Hay (guitar, electric sitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer), Mikey Craig (bass, piano), Jon Moss (drums, […]