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OVER 55 MILLION RECORDS SOLD WORLD WIDE 34 No.1 HITS WORLD WIDE STILL TOURING & PERFORMING TO SELL OUT AUDIENCES WORLD WIDE "Without The Sweet there would not  have been a KISS" - Gene Simmons "We wanted to be The Sweet" - Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe "This is the band I wish I had been in"  - Joe Elliot, Def Leppard THE SWEET  is a success story that begins in 1970… When   Brian   Connolly   and   Mick   Tucker   formed   their   own   band,   ‘Sweetshop’,   later shortened   to   ‘The   Sweet’,   little   did   they   know   what   lay   ahead.   They   recruited Steve   Priest   on   bass   who   was   gaining   a   reputation   with   his   band,   ‘The   Army’. After   two   guitarists,   Frank   Torpey   and   Mick   Stewart   and   four   singles   which   failed to    make    the    charts    the    band    were    at    a    crossroads,    almost    at    the    point    of splitting   when   ANDY   SCOTT,   from   The   Elastic   Band,   joined.   The   year   was   1970 and the ‘classic’ Sweet line up was complete.  The   first   SWEET    single   Funny   Funny    was   among   the   original   recordings   and   the rest   as   they   say   is   history.   The   early   years   brought   chart   success   but   did   not satisfy   the   band   musically.    Co   Co    and   Poppa   Joe    gave   the   band   the   hits   they craved   but   lacked   credibility.   The   change   came   with   the   onset   of   Glam   -   Little Willy    and   Wig   Wam   Bam    had   a   tongue   in   cheek   innuendo   but   when   Blockbuster!   hit   the   number   one   spot   in   the   UK,   THE   SWEET    were   arguably   the   hottest   ticket in   town.   Several   more   hits   followed,   Hellraiser,   Ballroom   Blitz,   Teenage   Rampage, The   Six   Teens    and   Turn   It   Down    as   well   as   two   acclaimed   albums   ‘Sweet   Fanny Adams’ and ‘Desolation Boulevard’.  In   1975   the   USA   had   discovered   THE   SWEET   and   the   band   embarked   on   their toughest   touring   schedules   to   date   but   with   it   brought   success   in   the   form   of albums   and   singles.   Fox   On   The   Run    hit   the   top   3   in   the   USA   and   is   still   the biggest    selling    single    worldwide,    hotly    followed    by    the    musicians'    favourite Action ,   THE   SWEET   were   at   the   very   top.   The   albums   ‘Give   Us   A   Wink’   and   ‘Off The   Record’   and   the   subsequent   singles,   Lies   In   Your   Eyes,   Lost   Angels,   Fever   Of Love   and   Stairway   To   The   Stars    had   less   impact   but   the   hectic   touring   continued and the writing was on the wall – THE SWEET  needed a fresh start. Love   Is   Like   Oxygen    from   the   album   ‘Level   Headed’   immediately   propelled   the band   back   to   the   top,   a   worldwide   hit   single   and   album,   just   what   was   needed. In   1978,   Love   Is   Like   Oxygen    written   by   Andy   Scott   and   Trevor   Griffin   won   an   Ivor Novello   nomination   and   an   Ascap   Award   in   the   USA,   the   future   was   looking good.   With   good   news   there   is   often   bad   and   Brian   was   soon   to   leave   THE SWEET .    His    well    documented    alcoholism    damaged    his    health    during    the gruelling   tour   schedules   of   the   USA   and   things   were   never   the   same   after   his departure (Brian sadly died on 9th February 1997). It   was   just   before   Christmas   1984   with   Andy   now   living   in   Central   London   when he   met   THE   SWEET 's   former   agent   in   the   street.   They   went   for   a   pint   and   the seed   was   sown   for   THE   SWEET   to   reform   and   go   back   on   the   road.   Andy's career   as   a   solo   artist/record   producer/session   musician   was   just   about   ticking over   and   he   finally   came   to   the   conclusion   that   the   triumphant   return   of   THE SWEET   would   be   a   good   idea   and   has   never   looked   back   since.   Even   though   the band   has   gone   through   several   line   ups   over   the   last   few   decades,   the   current line up is stronger than ever before. The current line up is: Pete Lincoln - Lead vocals and Bass Guitar. Bruce Bisland - Drums and Vocals. Tony O’Hora - Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals. Andy Scott - Guitar and Vocals. Drummer   BRUCE   BISLAND   [ex   Weapon,   Wildfire   and   Statetrooper]   joined   about 20   years   ago   and   Andy   had   worked   with   Bruce   on   recording   sessions   as   a producer and musician so knew he could be the right man for the job . PETE   LINCOLN   is   the   most   complete   vocalist   the   band   has   had.   He   has   spent many   years   touring   the   world   with   the   likes   of   Sir   Cliff   Richard,   Shaking   Stevens and   Sailor.   The   band   now   performs   all   of   the   hits   and   many   album   tracks, including   Set   Me   Free    the   song   most   covered   by   other   artists   and   Pete   has grasped the position of Lead Vocalist and made it his own.  TONY   O’HARA   joined,   left   and   rejoined   THE   SWEET   on   Keyboards/Guitars   and Vocals.   This   is   without   doubt   the   finest   vocal   combination   yet   and   we   are   all looking   forward   to   the   future.      His   vocal   range   is   stratospheric   and   once   the band   realised   that   he   could   play   bass   too   then   like   a   phoenix   rising   we   were   on our way. Tony brought a new dimension that is still prevalent today. This   particular   line   up   of   THE   SWEET   heralded   a   bright   future   for   the   band   and THE   SWEET’ s   appearance   on   many   festivals   and   the   concert   footage   from   the shows   bear   witness   to   this.   The   band   today   is   constantly   touring   the   world   and has   a   strong   following   of   fans,   old   ones   and   certainly   a   lot   of   new   ones   coming to the shows. THE SWEET -  a band from the past for the future!
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OVER 55 MILLION RECORDS SOLD WORLD WIDE 34 No.1 HITS WORLD WIDE STILL      TOURING      &      PERFORMING      TO      SELL      OUT AUDIENCES WORLD WIDE "Without   The   Sweet   there   would   not    have   been   a   KISS"   - Gene Simmons "We wanted to be The Sweet" - Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe "This   is   the   band   I   wish   I   had   been   in"    -   Joe   Elliot,   Def Leppard THE SWEET  is a success story that begins in 1970… When   Brian   Connolly   and   Mick   Tucker   formed   their   own band,   ‘Sweetshop’,   later   shortened   to   ‘The   Sweet’,   little   did they   know   what   lay   ahead.   They   recruited   Steve   Priest   on bass    who    was    gaining    a    reputation    with    his    band,    ‘The Army’.   After   two   guitarists,   Frank   Torpey   and   Mick   Stewart and   four   singles   which   failed   to   make   the   charts   the   band were   at   a   crossroads,   almost   at   the   point   of   splitting   when ANDY   SCOTT,   from   The   Elastic   Band,   joined.   The   year   was 1970 and the ‘classic’ Sweet line up was complete.  The   first   SWEET    single   Funny   Funny    was   among   the   original recordings   and   the   rest   as   they   say   is   history.   The   early years   brought   chart   success   but   did   not   satisfy   the   band musically.    Co   Co    and   Poppa   Joe    gave   the   band   the   hits   they craved   but   lacked   credibility.   The   change   came   with   the onset   of   Glam   -   Little   Willy    and   Wig   Wam   Bam    had   a   tongue in   cheek   innuendo   but   when   Blockbuster!    hit   the   number one   spot   in   the   UK,   THE   SWEET    were   arguably   the   hottest ticket    in    town.    Several    more    hits    followed,    Hellraiser, Ballroom   Blitz,   Teenage   Rampage,   The   Six   Teens    and   Turn   It Down     as    well    as    two    acclaimed    albums    ‘Sweet    Fanny Adams’ and ‘Desolation Boulevard’.  In   1975   the   USA   had   discovered   THE   SWEET   and   the   band embarked   on   their   toughest   touring   schedules   to   date   but with   it   brought   success   in   the   form   of   albums   and   singles. Fox   On   The   Run    hit   the   top   3   in   the   USA   and   is   still   the biggest    selling    single    worldwide,    hotly    followed    by    the musicians'   favourite   Action ,   THE   SWEET   were   at   the   very top.   The   albums   ‘Give   Us   A   Wink’   and   ‘Off   The   Record’   and the   subsequent   singles,   Lies   In   Your   Eyes,   Lost   Angels,   Fever Of   Love   and   Stairway   To   The   Stars    had   less   impact   but   the hectic   touring   continued   and   the   writing   was   on   the   wall   THE SWEET  needed a fresh start. Love     Is     Like     Oxygen      from     the     album     ‘Level     Headed’ immediately     propelled     the     band     back     to     the     top,     a worldwide   hit   single   and   album,   just   what   was   needed.   In 1978,   Love   Is   Like   Oxygen    written   by   Andy   Scott   and   Trevor Griffin    won    an    Ivor    Novello    nomination    and    an    Ascap Award   in   the   USA,   the   future   was   looking   good.   With   good news   there   is   often   bad   and   Brian   was   soon   to   leave   THE SWEET .    His    well    documented    alcoholism    damaged    his health   during   the   gruelling   tour   schedules   of   the   USA   and things    were    never    the    same    after    his    departure    (Brian sadly died on 9th February 1997). It   was   just   before   Christmas   1984   with   Andy   now   living   in Central   London   when   he   met   THE   SWEET 's   former   agent   in the   street.   They   went   for   a   pint   and   the   seed   was   sown   for THE   SWEET   to   reform   and   go   back   on   the   road.   Andy's career   as   a   solo   artist/record   producer/session   musician was    just    about    ticking    over    and    he    finally    came    to    the conclusion    that    the    triumphant    return    of    THE    SWEET would   be   a   good   idea   and   has   never   looked   back   since. Even   though   the   band   has   gone   through   several   line   ups over   the   last   few   decades,   the   current   line   up   is   stronger than ever before. The current line up is: Pete Lincoln - Lead vocals and Bass Guitar. Bruce Bisland - Drums and Vocals. Tony O’Hora - Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals. Andy Scott - Guitar and Vocals. Drummer     BRUCE     BISLAND     [ex     Weapon,     Wildfire     and Statetrooper]    joined    about    20    years    ago    and    Andy    had worked   with   Bruce   on   recording   sessions   as   a   producer and   musician   so   knew   he   could   be   the   right   man   for   the job . PETE   LINCOLN   is   the   most   complete   vocalist   the   band   has had.   He   has   spent   many   years   touring   the   world   with   the likes   of   Sir   Cliff   Richard,   Shaking   Stevens   and   Sailor.   The band   now   performs   all   of   the   hits   and   many   album   tracks, including    Set    Me    Free     the    song    most    covered    by    other artists   and   Pete   has   grasped   the   position   of   Lead   Vocalist and made it his own.  TONY    O’HARA    joined,    left    and    rejoined    THE    SWEET    on Keyboards/Guitars   and   Vocals.   This   is   without   doubt   the finest   vocal   combination   yet   and   we   are   all   looking   forward to   the   future.      His   vocal   range   is   stratospheric   and   once   the band    realised    that    he    could    play    bass    too    then    like    a phoenix   rising   we   were   on   our   way.   Tony   brought   a   new dimension that is still prevalent today. This   particular   line   up   of   THE   SWEET   heralded   a   bright future   for   the   band   and   THE   SWEET’ s   appearance   on   many festivals    and    the    concert    footage    from    the    shows    bear witness   to   this.   The   band   today   is   constantly   touring   the world   and   has   a   strong   following   of   fans,   old   ones   and certainly a lot of new ones coming to the shows. THE SWEET -  a band from the past for the future!
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