Scouting for Girls

Formed 2005.
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Scouting for Girls live with Dermot O'Leary

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Scouting for Girls are a pop-rock band from the United Kingdom. Their name is a play on the title of the 1908 Scouting handbook Scouting for Boys. The band consists of childhood friends from London, Roy Stride on piano and lead guitar/vocals, Greg Churchouse on bass guitar and Peter Ellard on percussion. Having formed in 2005, they signed to Epic Records in 2007. They released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached number one on the UK Album Chart and went triple Platinum in terms of total sales. A second album Everybody Wants to Be on TV was released in April 2010 and peaked at number two in the charts. This was preceded by the single "This Ain't a Love Song", which went to number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks. To date, Scouting for Girls have sold over 2 million records[citation needed] and have been nominated for four Brit Awards and one Ivor Novello Award. In September 2012, they released their third studio album, The Light Between Us, which debuted at number 10 on the UK charts. Their fourth album Greatest Hits was released in July 2013, and reached number eight on the UK charts.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Light Between Us

    The Light Between Us 2012

    Reviewed by John Aizlewood
    No edge, no side, just pop music in excelsis – and that’s more than enough.
  2. Review of Everybody Wants to Be on TV

    Everybody Wants to Be on TV 2010

    Reviewed by Chris Roberts
    Their second album will again charm daytime radio programmers and sell by the lorry-load.
  3. Review of Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls 2007

    Reviewed by Gemma Padley
    As far as shimmery, gleaming up-tempo ballads go, Scouting for Girls have the upper...
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