To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.
The tour kicks off November 10.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
A true artist and a great pop star, Marc Almond takes uDiscover through his hits, from Soft Cell to collaborations with Gene Pitney and Trevor Horn.
Fusing 70s pop songcraft with NYC’s underground club scene, Scissor Sisters helped usher in a new era of queer pop that lit up charts in the 00s.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.
Dave Ball says, "In the years between, we’ve started to sound mature. The new songs are still catchy, but a lot more worldly-wise.”
Rihanna’s second record, ‘A Girl Like Me,’ saw her evolve beyond the dancehall and introduced the world to an emerging pop force.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
Running for over four decades, ‘Top Of The Pops’ was a beloved television institution that became the go-to destination for music legends the world over.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.
From his Soft Cell Days with Dave Ball, to recordings with Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and the Rossiya Orchestra, Marc Almond has always embraced collaboration.
‘People say there are two Marc Almonds,’ says the singer, whose raging curiosity and fascination with the strange has fashioned an ever experimental career.
Marc Almond’s second studio album, ‘Stories Of Johnny’ was the sound of the singer coming out of his shell and ushering a wider audience back to him.