The Divine Comedy

Formed 1991.
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The First Time With... Neil Hannon

Matt Everitt talks to Neil Hannon, frontman of The Divine Comedy.

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The Divine Comedy are a chamber pop band from Northern Ireland formed in 1989 and fronted by Neil Hannon. Hannon has been the only constant member of the group, playing, in some instances, all of the non-orchestral instrumentation besides drums. To date, ten studio albums have been released under the Divine Comedy name. The group achieved their greatest commercial success in the years 1996–99, during which they had nine singles that made the UK Top 40, including the top ten hit "National Express". The tenth Divine Comedy album, Bang Goes the Knighthood, was released on 31 May 2010.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Bang Goes the Knighthood

    Bang Goes the Knighthood 2010

    Reviewed by Andrew Mueller
    As ever, Neil Hannon’s way with a tune is magnificent.
  2. Review of Absent Friends

    Absent Friends 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Charles
    After three long years in the musical wilderness, the UK's favourite fop idol is back.
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