Deacon Blue Biography (Wikipedia)
Deacon Blue are a Scottish pop rock band formed in Glasgow during 1985. The line-up of the band consists of vocalists Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, keyboard player James Prime and drummer Dougie Vipond.
The band released their debut album, Raintown, on 1 May 1987 in the United Kingdom and in the United States in February 1988. Their second album, When the World Knows Your Name (1989), topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks, and included "Real Gone Kid" which became their first UK top ten single.
Deacon Blue released their fourth album, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing in 1993. Following Vipond's decision to quit the group in favour of a career in television, they split up in 1994. Five years later, the band held a reunion gig, and this led on to a new album, Walking Back Home, with the band now working on a part-time basis. The band released another album, Homesick, in 2001. Though Graeme Kelling died from pancreatic cancer in 2004, the band has continued and 2006 saw Deacon Blue returning to the studio to record three new tracks for a Singles album - including the track "Bigger than Dynamite". Deacon Blue's next album was The Hipsters, in 2012. The band released another album, A New House, in September 2014. The most recent album, Believers was released in September 2016. A concert recording of their return to the Barrowlands, Glasgow, is being released on 31 March 2017.
- Deacon Blue cover 'Forever Young'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02jxtjt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02jxtjt.jpg2015-02-13T12:45:00.000ZThe delightful Deacon Blue in session for Breakfast with a classic Dylan cover!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02jxv4s
Deacon Blue cover 'Forever Young'
- Deacon Blue - Fergus Sings The Blues live at Stirling Castlehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dsxdz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dsxdz.jpg2014-12-08T12:17:00.000ZOne of Scotland's best-loved bands filmed live on Hogmanay 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dsxm0
Deacon Blue - Fergus Sings The Blues live at Stirling Castle
- Deacon Blue Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0268nr8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0268nr8.jpg2014-09-08T09:37:00.000ZDeacon Blue perform two songs live for Sir Terryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0268p2y
Deacon Blue Live in Session
- Deacon Blue join Sarahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p024khdz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p024khdz.jpg2014-08-10T15:38:00.000ZRicky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh from Deacon Blue join Sara Cox.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p024khf5
Deacon Blue join Sara
- Deacon Blue Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nvd00.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nvd00.jpg2013-12-22T15:40:00.000ZDeacon Blue treat Terry Wogan to a very special Christmas performancehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nvg9r
Deacon Blue Live in Session
Deacon Blue Tracks
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