Scotland Yard (band)

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Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard band.jpg
Scotland Yard on the set for the video "Movin On".
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresRock, pop
Years active1989-2004
LabelsInterpol Records
Website[1] www.scotlandyard.net
MembersKim Cahill (vocals)
Chris Hill (guitars,synths)
Rob Ferrell (drums)
Past membersMike Bloom (Bass)
Rich Smith (drums)
Shelley Furse (backing vocals)
Rich Arbuckle (drums)

Scotland Yard is a pop rock group from Los Angeles, California: Scotland Yard began when Chris Hill began demoing songs in 1989 for a female fronted new wave pop group. In 1991 Kim Cahill responded to an out of date ad for a singer in a local industry trade magazine; the edgy pop rock sound from the duo would catch an ear in the Los Angeles and Orange county music scene.

Career[edit]

The addition of a live band and constant touring would break the band out of its Orange County home turf. Numerous compilations and college radio air play helped the band build a devoted following across the USA and overseas. Local live shows featured casino nights with play money, food and prizes, raffle giveaways and swag bags for the audiences; the band licensed merchandise for everything from T-shirts to candy bars.

After the second CD release, the band's revolving lineup and shifting influences lead to Hill and Cahill parting ways; the group was dissolved in January 2004 after the recording of their third and final studio collaboration.

The last single release, "Wake Up", released under Cahill's name, with no promotion met with limited success, and the group ended their label Interpol Records.

Notable bands that Scotland Yard opened for includw Lenny Kravitz, Lit, Berlin, Missing Persons, Dave Wakling (of General Public), Gene Loves Jezabel, John Easdale (of Dramarama), and Martha Davis (of the Motels); the Band won one of the early contests on Garageband.com peaking at #1 in Pop out of 34,000 songs[1] and were number #1 on Australian radio's "World Underground charts" for more than 365 weeks. The Band's music was also featured on MTV's "Undressed" episode 432 and a Friends episode in Italy.

Singer Kim Cahill is now a real estate agent in Orange County.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

# Title Release date copies pressed Notes
1 "Rogue" 1999 5000 no promotional videos made tracks; Voices Calling, Only When I Dream, BNR, Babylon, Forever Losing You, The Waiting, Fall from Grace, Electric Blue.[2]
2 "24/7" 1999 5000 Original PVs for "No Regrets and Movin On" tracks; No regrets, BNR, Song 2 a Friend, Who will you run 2, Movin On, American Hero, Give It Up, Babylon, Something Good, Real World[2]
3 "Sayanara" 2004 500 No PV made for this Album. tracks; Disappointed, Wake Up, Christmas song, Fragile, Favorite Things, Represent Me, 5150, Bringing Me Down[2]

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