One may think, that country as small as Scotland has no music bands worth mentioning. Well, if you think so, you couldn’t be mistaken more. I want to present you some great artists from Scotland.
Legendary hard rock band from Scotland. Nazareth was founded in 1968 in Dunfermline, town in Fife. They become known all over the world after they covered “Love Hurts” in 1975. They are still playing.
Fish (also known as Derek Dick) became famous as lead vocalist of rock band Marillion. In 1988 he decided to leave Marillion and started solo career. Fish also appeared in few films.
One of the most brilliant vocalists of our times, Annie Lennox is also songwriter, campaigner and activist. Over 80 million record sales – this number makes great impression. You may say, that her career began in 1971. 17 – years old Lennox left Scotland for Royal Academy of Music then. In 1979 she and Dave Stewart formed legendary band Eurythmics. Annie started her solo career in 1990 with release of album “Diva”. She performed beautiful song “Into the West” from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
It is one of the best post – rock bands. Formed in 1995 in Glasgow, Mogwai’s name comes from creature from “Gremlins”. In Cantonese it means “evil spirit”. Music played by the band is dark and disturbing. In 2011 they released their seventh studio album “Hardcore will never die, but you will”.
Alternative Scottish rock band formed in 1982 in Glasgow. They became famous with the release of their third studio album “Screamadelica” in 1991. Current lineup consists of Bobby Gillespie (vocalist from the beginning), Andrew Innes (guitarist), Martin Duffy (keyboards) and Darrin Mooney (drummer).
Scottish pop band. Texas was founded in 1986 by Johnny McElhone. Two years later Sharleen Spiteri became band’s vocalist. Texas is connected by most people with her. Band achieved success in 1989, when they released their first album with single “I don’t want a lover”.
This post – punk band was formed in 2002 in Glasgow. Since then they were very successful in whole Europe. Franz Ferdinand won a lot of awards, for instance NME Award. They also have been nominated for Brit Awards and Grammy Awards.
It is one of most popular Britpop bands of the world. Their first album, “Good Feeling”, was released in 1997 and immediately gained big popularity. Most successful was third studio album “The Invisible Band”.
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