Book Marc Almond
Marc Almond is available to book for your special event – we work in direct association with Marc Almond’s representative as a booking agent for Marc Almond. Marc Almond was born in Southport, a seaside town in the north of England in 1957. After an unsettled childhood of moving to Harrogate, Leeds and back to Southport, illness and learning difficulties he finally left school at 17 with few qualifications. As a teen he worked in Southport Theatre and on Southport fairground while singing in a local band, cover hits of the day.
Together with Dave Bell, Marc Almond formed synthesiser-based duo Soft Cell, they were signed to Stevo’s underground label Some Bizzarre and licensed to Phonogram as part of the new electronic music phenomena. Marc Almond & Dave Bell went on to record four albums; 3 in New York including the iconic seminal Non Stop Erotic Cabaret, and had a number of top ten hits including the international classic Tainted Love.
Tainted Love broke all records as the track that remained the longest in the U.S billboard top 100, and received a Brit award for best single of that year. Soft Cell’s arrangement of the track has been covered many times by artists as diverse as Marylin Manson and The Pussy Cat Dolls and has been sampled by a generation of dance producers for artists, notably Rihanna’s SOS.
In 2010 Marc Almond celebrated thirty years in music and an album of totally original material called Variete.
Contraband is the UK’s top booking agent, with affable, experienced account managers who guarantee you the best deal possible. Contact us today if you would like to book Marc Almond to be the headline of your event! We as your booking agent are more than happy to help you create the most memorable moments with Marc Almond.
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