The Blue Nile
The Blue Nile

The Blue Nile Biography (Wikipedia)

The Blue Nile are a musical group from Glasgow, Scotland. The group's early music was built heavily on synthesizers and electronic instrumentation and percussion, although later works featured guitar more prominently. Following early championing by established artists such as Rickie Lee Jones and Peter Gabriel (the band would later work with both acts), The Blue Nile gained critical acclaim, particularly for their first two albums A Walk Across the Rooftops and Hats, and some commercial success in both the UK and the US, which led to the band working with a wide range of musicians from the late 1980s onwards. The band has earned four top 75 hits on the UK Singles Chart, their highest being "Saturday Night" which reached No. 50 in 1991. In the United States, "The Downtown Lights" became their only charter, peaking at No. 10 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.

The band members have also gained a reputation for their avoidance of publicity, their idiosyncratic dealings with the recording industry, and their perfectionism and slow work rate, which has resulted in the release of just four albums since the group's formation in 1981. The group appears to have disbanded since the release of their fourth album High in 2004, although there has never been any official confirmation. In 2006, Buchanan earned a top 10 hit in the UK when he featured on Texas' song "Sleep", which reached No. 6.

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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1997
Worthy Farm, Pilton

Glastonbury: 1997

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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