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What happened Prefab Sprouts?

What happened Prefab Sprouts?

After a five year hiatus, Prefab Sprout released their first new studio album since 1990’s Jordan, Andromeda Heights, in 1997. After its release, Wendy Smith left the band to pursue a new career as a voice instructor. The group’s US label, Epic, belatedly reissued this set as The Collection in early 2001.

Was Thomas Dolby in Prefab Sprout?

Thomas Dolby first took a shine to Prefab Sprout in 1984 as part of a panel on BBC’s Roundtable, a program where DJs and popular musicians weighed in on new releases. By that point, Dolby had hit it big in North America.

Who are the members of Prefab Sprout?

Paddy McAloonGuitar
Martin McAloonBass GuitarWendy SmithGuitarNeil ContiAcoustic Drum Kit
Prefab Sprout/Members

Who produced Prefab Sprout?

Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby, producer Then Prefab Sprout’s Don’t Sing came on. I’d never heard anything like it. Paddy’s ideas seemed detached from everything except maybe a mid-20th-century American novel. The next thing I knew their manager invited me up to their old rectory in Consett.

Where is Wendy Smith of Prefab Sprout?

Wendy Smith (born 31 May 1963) is an English musician, best known as being a singer and guitarist in the band Prefab Sprout. In 2015, she became the director of creative learning at The Sage in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England….Wendy Smith (singer)

Wendy Smith
Labels Kitchenware Records

How old is Paddy McAloon?

64 years (June 7, 1957)
Paddy McAloon/Age

What happened to Thomas Dolby?

In fall 2014, Thomas Dolby was named Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently the head of the Peabody Conservatory’s Music for New Media program, which launched in the fall semester of 2018. He has recently released his first book, The Speed Of Sound, on Macmillan/Flatiron.

What hits did Prefab Sprout have?

Track listing

No. Title Original album
1. “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” From Langley Park to Memphis, 1988
2. “When Love Breaks Down” Steve McQueen, 1985
3. “The Sound of Crying” previously unreleased
4. “Faron Young” Steve McQueen

Where did Prefab Sprout come from?

Witton Gilbert, United Kingdom
Prefab Sprout/Origin

Who is Paddy McAloon married to?

McAloon, 42, has had an uneven few years. He got married – to Victoria, whom he met in a Newcastle music shop – and is now a father.

Is Paddy McAloon married?

McAloon, 42, has had an uneven few years. He got married – to Victoria, whom he met in a Newcastle music shop – and is now a father.

Is Paddy McAloon Irish?

But nothing really changes there, either: the band’s frontman and writer, Paddy McAloon – the eldest son of an Irish Catholic immigrant family – was initially presented as a former seminarian. …

When did Prefab Sprout release their first single?

The band first played live in 1979, having been joined by drummer Michael Salmon. The band recorded their first single ” Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone) ” b/w “Radio Love” on 25 February 1982, and self-released it on their own Candle Records.

When did Prefab Sprout release Andromeda Heights?

Prefab Sprout released Andromeda Heights in the UK in 1997 and embarked on a short UK tour in 2000. This tour, and the subsequent album, did not feature Wendy Smith, who by this time had reportedly left the band. A double album anthology, the 38 Carat Collection was released by CBS in 1999 as the group was leaving the record label.

Who was the drummer for Prefab Sprout swoon?

The album attracted the attention of musician Thomas Dolby, who began producing a new batch of what McAloon would describe as simpler songs with the band. Graham Lant’s relationship with Prefab Sprout ended soon after recording of Swoon, so Neil Conti joined the band as drummer.