Terry Hall

Terry Hall and Dave Stewart came together along with Manu Guiot and Olle Romo for the one album project Vegas. Terry Hall also signed to Dave Stewart's record label Anxious for a period of time. Terry Hall was the songwriter and singer on all of the Vegas tracks.

b. 19 March 1959, Coventry, England. Former vocalist with the Specials, Fun Boy Three, Colour Field, Terry, Blair And Anoushka and Vegas (with Dave Stewart), Hall finally released his debut solo album after 15 years in the music industry in 1994. It was preceded by the promotional 45, "Forever J', and an appearance at the Phoenix Festival - backed by Craig Gannon (ex-Smiths), Les Pattinson (Echo And The Bunnymen) and Chris Sharrock (ex-World Party), amongst others. The single was co-written with Gannon, while its long playing companion contained credits for XTC's Andy Partridge, Nick Heyward and Ian Broudie, who also helped produce. Hall had already worked with Broudie on the second Lightning Seeds album, 1992"s Sense, co-writing three songs including the title track, a minor UK hit. He also co-wrote "Lucky You" on the second Lightning Seeds album, Jollification, a reissued version of which broke into the UK Top 20 in 1995. The same year's Rainbows EP featured Tricky (on a new version of the Specials "Ghost Town") and Damon Albarn of Blur (who co-wrote "Chasing A Rainbow"). The following year, Hall appeared on the War Child charity album and collaborated with Tricky on his Nearly God project. Despite featuring Hall's cover version of Todd Rundgren's "I Saw The Light", Laugh, on the new South Sea Bubble label, was a compellingly downbeat record informed by the break-up of his marriage that earned the singer high praise from the music press. The following year Hall duetted with Sinead O'Connor on a version of Dana's "All Kinds Of Everything" for an album of Eurovision covers.

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