Birdland (band)

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Extract of album cover of band Birdland's self titled album.jpg
Background information
OriginBirmingham, England
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock
Years active1988–1993, 2010
LabelsLazy Records
Past membersRobert Vincent
Lizzy Vincent
Simon Rogers
Neil Hughes

Birdland were an English rock band, active between 1988 and 1993.


Birdland were formed in 1988 in Birmingham, England by the brothers Robert (vocals) and Lizzy Lee Vincent (guitar),[1] who had previously released records and toured in glam rock band Zodiac Motel (1984–1988); the other band members were Simon Rogers (bass), and Neil Hughes (drums).[1]

Birdland's debut single "Hollow Heart", was released on Lazy Records, it reached #1 in the UK Indie Chart. The band generated a lot of attention in the British music press; the band released four further singles; "Paradise", "Sleep with Me", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "Rock n Roll Nigger", all of which were #1 UK independent singles. "Sleep With Me" also reached the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart (with the video being shown on Top of the Pops). It was two years after the first single that the band finally released their eponymously titled debut album in 1991.

After the album's release, problems with management and inner band disagreement forced the band to split up, they briefly reunited in 2011 and streamed a new demo.[2]


Studio Albums[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

  • 1989: Semi Official Live Album[3]


  • 1989: "Hollow Heart" - UK Indie Chart #1
  • 1989: "Paradise" - UK Indie #1
  • 1989: "Live"
  • 1990: "Sleep With Me" - UK Indie #1
  • 1990: "Rock N Roll Nigger" - UK Indie #1
  • 1991: "Everybody Needs Somebody" - UK Indie #1[3]


  1. ^ a b Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990). "Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums". Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-398-8. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 58. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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