Scottish pop music groups

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  1. Adventures in Stereo

    Adventures in Stereo


    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.

  2. Astrid



    Astrid were a guitar-pop foursome from the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, Scotland.

  3. Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera


    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).

  4. Bay City Rollers

    Bay City Rollers


    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.

  5. Bis (band)

    Bis (band)


    Bis are a Scottish indie pop band composed of Steven Clark (Sci-fi Steven), John Clark (John Disco), and Amanda MacKinnon (Manda Rin). The band's name, rhyming with 'this', derives from "Black Iron Skyline", a lyric from the song "Twilight of a Champion" by The The. Formed in 1994, the band broke up in 2003, but reformed briefly in 2007 for a series of concerts.

  6. Blue



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

  7. Butcher Boy (band)

    Butcher Boy (band)


    Butcher Boy are an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 1998, they released their album Profit In Your Poetry in 2007. Their second album, released on 13 April 2009, is entitled React or Die.

  8. Cartoone



    Cartoone were a Scottish band formed in 1967. Their debut album featured Jimmy Page as guest musician.

  9. Close Lobsters

    Close Lobsters


    Close Lobsters are a Scottish indie pop/rock band.

  10. Dananananaykroyd



    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.

  11. Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson


    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".

  12. Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue


    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. The original Deacon Blue band also included Ewen Vernal as bass guitarist. The original guitarist in Deacon Blue was the late Graeme Kelling; the current Deacon Blue guitarist is Gregor Philp. Although Kelling and Philp are the only two official Deacon Blue guitarists, a few others have played guitar for Deacon Blue albums; for their 2001 studio album 'Homesick' (which was recorded when Kelling was ill), the guitarist was swapped around for different tracks, with Mick Slaven or Davy Scott playing when Graeme Kelling found it too difficult.

  13. Del Amitri

    Del Amitri


    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.

  14. Drinking Electricity

    Drinking Electricity


    Drinking Electricity were a post-punk/synthpop trio from Edinburgh, Scotland active during the early 1980s.

  15. Eurythmics



    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.

  16. Fiction Factory

    Fiction Factory


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

  17. Friends Again

    Friends Again


    Friends Again were a Scottish 1980s New Wave/pop group, formed in 1982.

  18. Futuristic Retro Champions

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    Futuristic Retro Champions were a Scottish indie band from Edinburgh and Glasgow who sang and played Electropop with a Scottish brogue. They played support for such headliners as Kate Nash, Ladyhawke, The Vaselines, Bombay Bicycle Club, Charlotte Hatherley, Friendly Fires and Glasvegas, before eventually headlining their own shows.

  19. H2O



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

  20. Hue and Cry

    Hue and Cry


    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.

  21. Jazzateers



    Jazzateers were a Scottish pop/post-punk group formed in 1980 who recorded for Rough Trade Records. The group was formed by songwriters Ian Burgoyne and Keith Band.

  22. Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes

    Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes


    Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes were a Scottish band formed from around, and within, the Edinburgh indie-pop scene of the mid-1980s. The band had a distinctive guitar-jangle sound with male and female vocals. The band took their name from Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley.

  23. Marmalade



    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.

  24. Middle of the Road (band)

    Middle of the Road (band)


    Middle of the Road is 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.

  25. Miniature Dinosaurs

    Miniature Dinosaurs


    Miniature Dinosaurs are a pop/rock band from Stirling, Scotland currently signed to Integrity Records. The band consists of Barry Maclean (Vocals/Guitar), Alban Dickson (Bass Guitar), Andrew McAllister (Guitar/Synth) and Sam Waller (Drums). Critics have compared their music to the likes of David Bowie, The Killers, Pulp and Weezer.

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