Clock (dance act)

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Clock
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Eurodance, EDM, electronica, techno
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Media Records
Past members Stu Allan
Pete Pritchard
Marcus Thomas
Lorna Saunders
Ché-gun Peters

Clock was an English band primarily led by Stu Allan and Pete Pritchard, and fronted by rapper Marcus Thomas (using the name ODC MC), and vocalist Lorna Saunders (using the name Tinka), although the single "Keep the Fires Burning" was sung by Georgia Lewis. They resembled many Eurodance acts of the time with a female singer and male rapper. Their earlier work was harder, similar to Cappella, but once they started releasing covers their sound became more dance/pop oriented. Thomas left in 1998 to join the band Tzant, to be replaced by Ché-gun Peters.

They had a string of Top 40 hits with nine covers throughout the 1990s on the UK Singles Chart.[1] They also released hardcore versions of their hits under the name Visa.[2] Clock broke up in 1999 due to a number of personal reasons; they weren't able to continue at the same pace as they had before.[3]

In 2004, Saunders appeared on BBC Television's Never Mind The Buzzcocks in the celebrity line-up. It was announced that she was now working as a legal secretary. In 2015, it was revealed that Lorna Saunders works as a lawyer for Jackamans and is married with two kids.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release date UK Albums Chart[1]
It's Time... 16 September 1995 27
About Time 2 28 March 1997 56
Boogie Sound Japan only N/A
Hits Around The Clock - Best Of Japan only N/A

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
IRE
[8]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
1993 "Holding on" 66 It's Time...
1994 "The Rhythm" 28
"Keep the Fires Burning" 36 205
1995 "Axel F" / "Keep Pushin'" 7 42 8 45 37
"Whoomph! (There It Is)" 4 96 5 36
"Everybody" 6 16 17
"In the House" 23
1996 "Holding on 4 U" 27
"Oh What a Night" 13 13 About Time 2
1997 "It's Over" 10
"U Sexy Thing" 11 100 8 Boogie Sound
1998 "That's the Way (I Like It)" 11 66 17
"Rock Your Body" 30
"Blame It on the Boogie" 16 22
1999 "Sunshine Day" 58 non-album single
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Clock". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Visa". Discogs. 
  3. ^ David Balls (18 May 2009). "Whatever happened to... Clock?". Digital Spy. 
  4. ^ How Lorna from Ipswich swapped pop stardom for a career in law
  5. ^ Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  6. ^ "finnishcharts.com > Clock in Finnish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  7. ^ "lescharts.com > Clock dans les Charts Français" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Clock' (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original document published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Clock in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz > Clock in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Clock in Dutch Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 

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