The Proclaimers

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The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers on stage in 2005
Background information
Born (1962-03-05) 5 Mairch 1962 (age 62) (twins)
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
OreiginAuchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, tin whistle, tambourine
Years active1983–present
MembersCharlie Reid
Craig Reid
Backin Band
Steven Christie
Clive Jenner
Garry John Kane
Zac Ware

The Proclaimers ar a Scots rock duo makit in 1983 bi twin brithers Charlie an Craig Reid (born 5 Mairch 1962).[1] They cam tae attention wi thair 1987 single 'Letter from America', whilk reached No. 3 in the Unitit Kinrick, an the 1988 single 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles', whilk tapped chairts in Austalie,[2][3] Iceland an New Zealand.[4] The Proclaimers hiv selt ower 5 million albums warldwide.[5][6]

Thay stairtit oot as an acoustic duo in 1983[1] afore muivin taewarts baund-centric rock in later wirks. The Proclaimers' style draws fae a nummer o soorces, includin kintra, folk,[7][8] an the punk rock o The Clash.[9] Thair playin range haes includit roots rock,[10] alternative rock[11] an folk rock,[12] an thair muisic is typified bi thair Scots twangs.[7] The Proclaimers conseistently tour the warld,[7] an hae pit forrit 11 studio albums syne 1987, the maist recent bein Angry Cyclist in 2018. Thay hae pit forrit three compliation albums an a DVD anaw.

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  1. a b "This is the Story - The Beginning". The Proclaimers. Retrieved 10 Mairch 2020.
  2. Carew, Anthony (10 Mey 2019). "The Proclaimers' Craig Reid Wants To Walk 500 Miles Away From Brexit". The Music. Retrieved 22 Februar 2020.
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  5. Mccormick, Neil. "The Kings of Uncool reclaim their realm". Telegraph. Retrieved 10 Mairch 2020.
  6. "The Proclaimers: Sing when you're twinning". The Independent. 17 October 2003. Retrieved 10 Mairch 2020.
  7. a b c "The Proclaimers – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 Julie 2018.
  8. Smithies, Grant. "The Proclaimers: Scottish twins celebrating 30 years of Sunshine". Stuff. Retrieved 1 Januar 2020.
  9. Reid, Jeremy (12 Apryle 2016). "What I've Learned: Craig Reid". Esquire Middle East. Esquire Middle East. Retrieved 1 Januar 2020.
  10. Monger, James Christopher. "Restless Soul - The Proclaimers - AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 Januar 2020.
  11. Monger, James Christopher. "Notes & Rhymes - The Proclaimers - Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 Januar 2020.
  12. Saunders, Tristram Fane (6 November 2015). "After countless miles, The Proclaimers are still covering new ground". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 Januar 2020.