Scottish pop music groups

The list "Scottish pop music groups" has been viewed 59 times.
This list has 1 sub-list and 45 members. See also British pop music groups, Scottish musical groups by genre

  1. Scottish boy bands

    Scottish boy bands

     - 2 members
    79 views

    show more

« Previous | 1 | 2 | Next »
  1. Bay City Rollers

    Bay City Rollers

    11,263 views

    The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted that they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'Biggest Group since The Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s". For a relatively brief but fervent period (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were worldwide teen idols. The group's line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir.


  2. Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet

    6,540 views

    Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish soft rock band that formed in the 1980s. They scored a number of hits in the British charts and around the world. The band is composed of Marti Pellow (vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drums, vocals), Graeme Clark (bass, vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards, vocals). A fifth, unofficial member, Graeme Duffin (lead guitar, vocals), has been with them since 1983. The band were named Best British Newcomer at the 1988 Brit Awards.


  3. Eurythmics

    Eurythmics

    5,398 views

    Eurythmics are a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. They are associated with the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US.


  4. H2O

    H2O

    1,042 views

    H2O were a Scottish synthpop band known for their hit single, "Dream to Sleep".


  5. Marmalade

    Marmalade

    701 views

    Marmalade was a Scottish pop rock group from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as the Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the group name to The Marmalade. The most successful period for the band, in terms of UK chart success, was between 1968 and 1972. From the early 1970s, after the original players began to drift away, the band evolved with many further changes and still exists to this day touring the nostalgia circuit. With the departure of Graham Knight in September 2010, there are now no original Marmalade members remaining in the band.


  6. The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers

    696 views

    The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for the songs "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", "Sunshine on Leith", "I'm On My Way" and "Letter from America". The band tours extensively throughout the world. They have released nine studio albums from 1987 until the present, as well as two compilation albums and a DVD.


  7. Middle of the Road (band)

    Middle of the Road (band)

    425 views

    Middle of the Road were a Scottish pop group who enjoyed success across Europe and Latin America in the early 1970s. Four of their singles sold over one million copies each, and received a gold disc. The tracks were "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" (which went on to sell over 10 million), "Sacramento", "Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum" and "Soley Soley". By early 1972 the group had sold over five million records.


  8. Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera

    247 views

    Aztec Camera were a Scottish new wave band formed by Roddy Frame. Formed in 1980, the band released a total of six albums that were essentially written by Frame: High Land, Hard Rain (1983), Knife (1984), Love (1987), Stray (1990), Dreamland (1993) and Frestonia (1995). The band garnered popular success for the songs "Oblivious", "Somewhere in My Heart" and "Good Morning Britain" (a duet with former The Clash guitarist Mick Jones).


  9. Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue

    179 views

    Deacon Blue are a Scottish pop band formed in Glasgow during 1985. Their name was taken from the title of the Steely Dan song "Deacon Blues". The line-up of the band consists of vocalists Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, keyboard player James Prime and drummer Dougie Vipond.


  10. Del Amitri

    Del Amitri

    157 views

    Del Amitri are a Scottish alternative rock band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. The band grew out of Justin Currie's Jordanhill College School band and came together after teenager Currie placed an advertisement in the window of a music store asking for people who could play to contact him. The band was formed with the original line-up of Currie (bass and vocals), Iain Harvie (lead guitar), Bryan Tolland (guitar) and Paul Tyagi (drums). Currie and Harvie were the only members of the band to remain present throughout its history. They were also the main songwriters of the group.


  11. Pilot (band)

    Pilot (band)

    133 views

    Pilot was a rock musical group, formed during 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland by the former Bay City Rollers members, David Paton and Billy Lyall.


  12. Hue and Cry

    Hue and Cry

    92 views

    Hue and Cry is a sophisti-pop duo formed in 1983 in Coatbridge, Scotland, by brothers Pat Kane (vocals) and Greg Kane (music/production). The duo are best known for 1987 single "Labour of Love", which reached No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.


  13. The Blow Monkeys

    The Blow Monkeys

    80 views

    The Blow Monkeys are a British new wave, pop rock, sophisti-pop and alternative rock band that formed in 1981. The first single, "Live Today Love Tomorrow" was released in 1982. They subsequently enjoyed a successful career with several hit singles and albums across the 1980s before splitting up at the beginning of the 1990s. Their first song on the charts was "Digging Your Scene", which hit No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August, 1986. They had four albums and eleven singles in the UK charts from 1986 and 1990.


  14. Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson

    48 views

    Danny Wilson were a Scottish pop group formed in Dundee, Scotland. Part of the loosely-affiliated "sophisti-pop" movement of the late 1980s (which also included Deacon Blue and Swing Out Sister), the band is best known for their 1988 UK number 3 hit single "Mary's Prayer".


  15. The Orchids

    The Orchids

    44 views

    The Orchids are a Scottish band that achieved success with Sarah Records. Formed near Glasgow in 1986, the Orchids released a series of underground singles on the influential Sarah Records (see 1986 in music). The group's line-up comprised James Hackett (vocals), John Scally (guitar), Chris Quinn (drums), Matthew Drummond (guitar) and James Moody (bass). Their producer, Ian Carmichael, often played keyboards on their records. The group split up in 1995, playing their final gig at the Sarah Records farewell party.


  16. The Blue Nile

    The Blue Nile

    32 views

    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 (both of whom the band later worked with), 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 members have also gained a reputation for their avoidance of publicity, their idiosynchratic 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 that this is fact.


  17. Positive Noise

    Positive Noise

    30 views

    Positive Noise were a new wave and synthpop band from Scotland who had a number of indie hits in the 1980s. They released three albums and several singles and were together for over five years.


  18. Blue

    Blue

    30 views

    Blue are a Scottish pop rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1973. The band currently consists of Hughie Nicholson, Ian MacMillan and David Nicholson.


  19. Fiction Factory

    Fiction Factory

    29 views

    Fiction Factory were a Scottish new wave band from Perth, formed in 1983. Their debut single "(Feels Like) Heaven" was a Top 10 hit.


  20. Secession (band)

    Secession (band)

    24 views

    Secession was a Scottish synthpop band that existed between 1983 and 1987. The original incarnation comprised Peter Thomson (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer and vocals), Jack Ross (guitar, synthesizer and vocals), Jim Ross (bass guitar) and Carole L. Branston (keyboards and vocals). The band used a small pre-programmed drum machine.


  21. Adventures in Stereo

    Adventures in Stereo

    21 views

    Adventures in Stereo were a band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed by Primal Scream founding member Jim Beattie in 1994, after his previous band, Spirea X split up.


  22. Dananananaykroyd

    Dananananaykroyd

    19 views

    Dananananaykroyd was a six-piece, self-dubbed 'Fight Pop' band formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. Their name is a play on the name of Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd. They announced via Facebook and Twitter on 29 September 2011 that they would be disbanding after one farewell tour.


  23. The Golden Dawn (Scottish band)

    The Golden Dawn (Scottish band)

    16 views

    The Golden Dawn were an indie pop/indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland formed in 1986, who were signed to Sarah Records on the strength of a 9-track demo. They had two hits on the UK Indie Chart in 1988 and 1989, with what have been described as "awesomely ragged, feedback-riddled singles". The band were dropped by Sarah Records, when the tracks the band put forward for a third single for the label were rejected.


  24. The Diggers

    The Diggers

    14 views

    The Diggers are a Scottish post-Britpop powerpop band, with a 1997 debut album, Mount Everest.


  25. Close Lobsters

    Close Lobsters

    12 views


    Close Lobsters are a Scottish indie pop/rock band.


« Previous | 1 | 2 | Next »
Scottish pop music groups
Change Photo

Music Menu