Danse Societywas made up of Steve Rawlings (singer), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboard), Tim Wright (bass), and Paul Gilmartin (drums). The group was formed in Barnsley, United Kingdom and they were active in music from 1981 until 1987. Their music was short lived but they made their mark in the music industry in that short period of time. In 1980 they recorder their first record, 12" Clock, on their own new label, Society Records. Heaven Is Waiting was their most well known album and was released in December, 1983 with the label Arista. The album had a cover of the Rolling Stoneís, 2000 Light Years From Home, which was also edited in 1984 as 12" and also as a limited edition double single. The band broke up in 1987 and the singer, Steve Rawlings went on to pursue his career in music with the electronic dance music act, Meridian Dream.
The albums the group had released in their short career were, The Danse Society (1983), Seduction (1982), and Heaven Is Waiting (1983 and reprinted in 2002). Their singles consisted of Clock (September, 1980), There Is No Shame In Death (March, 1981), Womanís Own (May, 1981), Somewhere (December, 1982), Somewhere (re-issue March, 1983), Wake Up (August, 1983), Heaven Is Waiting (October, 1983), 2,000 Light Years From Home (March, 1984), Say It Again (July, 1985), and Hold On To What Youíve Got (February, 1986).
The Danse Society is like many of the singing groups of the past. Many of them did not have a very long career but they left their mark in the music industry. They had several songs that were hits but just didnít quite reach the top of the charts. There were many songs like this from many different singers and bands. Many people may have not heard of the Danse Society but many will remember them. The band achieved moderate fame and they will have made memories for themselves and for their listeners. Some of their records or discs can still be found so if you are looking for them, check out the flea markets, garage sales, online auction sites such as Ebay and Amazon. There are bound to be some out there, all it takes is some research. You can also find out more about each band member online with a little research. Many of the singers and bands only last a short while but many of them also make some hits while they are recording. All it takes is a few hits, the right place at the right time, the right recording label and producer and you are off to an exciting career.
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