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Londonbeat
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres R&B, dance
Years active 1988–present
Labels Anxious Records
Members Jimmy Helms
Jimmy Chambers
Myles Kayne
Past members George Chandler
William Henshall
Marc Goldschmitz

Londonbeat is a British R&B and dance band who scored a number of pop and dance hits in the early 1990s. Band members are American Jimmy Helms (who also had a successful solo career and sang radio jingles for Radio Hallam and Hereward Radio in the UK);[1] Jimmy Chambers[2] (born 20 January 1946), from Trinidad, and Myles Kayne. Former members include multi-instrumentalist William Henshall, UK (credited as Willy M); George Chandler (formerly a founding member and frontman of The Olympic Runners) and Marc Goldschmitz (subsequently a member of the band Leash).

History[edit]

Londonbeat's career started in the Netherlands where "There's a Beat Going On" reached the Top 10, and then "9 A.M (The Comfort Zone)" which subsequently became a modest success in the United Kingdom. They are best known for their song "I've Been Thinking About You", which hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in 1991, and for their close harmonies. Their follow-up single, "A Better Love", became a Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit, and they returned to Number 1 on the dance chart with "Come Back" (Hot 100 #62).

Demos[edit]

A demo of "I've Been Thinking About You" surfaced on audio cassettes and circulated amongst record companies around the time Londonbeat released their début in 1988. "I've Been Thinking About You" was originally intended for release on Speak. However, record labels advised the band to hold off releasing the song on their debut LP so that the band could, as labels said, "... find its footing; develop an audience". The demo recording, originally completed in late 1987, is currently circulating on the internet, and originally brought to public attention in a link on a German message board in 2006. German magazines, however, reported on the song just as Speak was being released in 1988.

Comeback[edit]

In 1995, Londonbeat entered the UK heats of the Eurovision Song Contest with "I'm Just Your Puppet on a ... (String)". However, they were not selected to go to the main contest (losing out to rap group Love City Groove) and the single stalled at Number 55 in the UK Singles Chart.

In 2003, Londonbeat re-grouped with a new line up and signed to German record label Coconut. An album called Back in the Hi-Life featured re-recordings of "A Better Love" and "I've Been Thinkin' About You" among the new tracks.

Marc Goldschmitz left the band in 2004. Living in Berlin now, he currently plays guitar in the band Leash.[3]

In 2011 Londonbeat were featured on two tracks on The Crossing (Expansion Records) by Brazilian pianist Eumir Deodato, the title track (with guest percussionist Paco Sery) and "No Getting Over You".

Members[edit]

1980s and 1990s[edit]

  • Jimmy Helms
  • Jimmy Chambers
  • George Chandler
  • William Henshall (Willy M)

2000s[edit]

  • Jimmy Helms
  • Jimmy Chambers
  • Myles Kayne
  • Marc Goldschmitz

Other[edit]

  • Charles Pierre (producer, songwriter)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Speak (1988)
  • In the Blood (1990)
  • Harmony (1992)
  • Londonbeat (1994)
  • Back in the Hi-Life (2003)
  • Gravity (2004)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Website London Beat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JingleMad.com". JingleMad.com. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ Jimmy Chambers website
  3. ^ De. "LEASH | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 



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iConcert.ro

iConcert.ro
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:37:48 -0700

Londonbeat, autorii mega-succesului “I've been thinking about you”, vin la Bucureşti în cadrul “The Best Pop music in the World”. Britanicii de la Londonbeat trebuiau să mai suţină un concert, tot la Sala Polivalentă din Bucureşti, în cadrul “I love ...

Libertatea

Libertatea
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:49:58 -0700

Una din cele mai tari trupe din perioada de aur a muzicii pop ('85-'95), Londonbeat, care a avut megasuccesul “I've been thinking about you”, vine la Bucureşti pentru o producţie concertistică unică, “Best Pop music in the World”.
 
Dichtbij.nl
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Liefhebbers van 80's & 90's muziek kunnen hun hart ophalen met live optredens van onder andere 2Unlimited, Londonbeat, T-Spoon en Q-Music met Het Foute Uur. 2Unlimited verkocht wereldwijd meer dan 20 miljoen platen en is daarmee de meest ...

Ura.ru

Ura.ru
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:43:58 -0700

В программе автовыставки, развлечения для детей, а также праздничное шествие сотрудников нефтяной компании. Кроме того, горожан поздравят британская группа «Londonbeat» и «БИ-2». Завершится вечер также праздничным салютом.
 
Het Nieuwsblad
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:27:44 -0700

Het Beach Festival, op het Paelsteenveld in Bredene, kende dit jaar een bijzonder groot succes: 15.000 toeschouwers volgden de optredens van de (internationale) artiesten. Radio Nostalgie maakte maandag bekend dat in 2015 de bands Londonbeat en ...
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