Stereophonics is a Welsh rock and alternative rock band formed in 1992. The band has become a staple of the British rock mainstream, receiving regular radio air play and high charting albums, hailing from Cwmaman, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.
Living on the same street in the village of Cwmaman, frontman and guitarist Kelly Jones and drummer Stuart Cable soon began playing together in Jones’ Dad’s garage. A few years later after going their separate ways and meeting each other at a bus stop, Jones and Cable reunited and invited bassist Mark Everett to join the band. Everett didn’t last long however as after returning from holiday found Kelly Jones’ long-time friend Richard Jones had taken his place. After futile searches for a lead guitarist the Tragic Love Company, as they were called, stuck as a three piece and began courting labels.
In 1996 the Stereophonics signed with Richard Branson’s new label V2, and released their debut album “Word Gets Around”in August 1997. The album became an instant hit peaking at No. Six on the UK Albums chart, and was supported by a successful world tour. Led by the single “Local Boy in the Photograph” the album earned the band the BRIT Award for Best New Group and was certified gold in the UK. Ahead of their sophomore album, Stereophonics released the single “The Bartender and the Thief” in 1998, which became a staple on British radio, continuing the band’s single success. The full-length “Performance and Cocktails” appeared in 1999 and topped the UK Album Chart, proving the band were no one trick ponies.
After performing to 50,000 people at the Morfa Stadium in Swansea and collaborating with Tom Jones on the Randy Newman song “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, Stereophonics embarked on a world tour including parts of Europe, Australia and the British Isles. The studio album “Just Enough Education to Perform” was issued in April 2011 and spawned the singles “Mr. Writer”, “Have a Nice Day”, “Step On My Old Size Nince”, and “Handbags and Gladrags”. Seemingly going from strength the strength the band played to over 200,000 people over the two day festival, A Day at the Races, and released their fourth album “You Gotta Go There to Come Back” in 2003. Following the release original drummer Cable was dropped from the group for a lack of commitment and was ultimately replaced by Javier Weyler.
Stereophonics’ fifth studio album “Language. Sex. Violence. Other?” was issued in March 2005, led by the group’s first No. One single “Dakota”. The album topped the UK Albums Chart once again and spawned the subsequent singles “Superman” and “Devil”. The Kelly Jones solo album “Only the Names Have Been Changed” was released in early 2007, followed by the Stereophonics full-length “Pull the Pin” in October 2007. The compilation album “Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics” arrived in 2008 and charted at No. Two on the UK Albums Chart. The band subsequently released the album “Keep Calm and Carry On” in 2009, and “Graffiti on the Train” in 2013.http://www.songkick.com/artists/126330-ste...onics#biography
Stereophonics — британская рок-группа, основанная в 1992 году в городе Кумаман, Уэльс. За 21 год существования выпустила 8 студийных альбомов, суммарный тираж которых превышает 10 млн. Википедия
Участники: Келли Джонс, Ричард Джонс, Адам Зиндани, Джейми Моррисон, Тони Киркхем, Stuart Cable, Javier Weyler