Electro Velvet are a British duo comprising Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas. Larke is a part-time primary school teacher who also performs with a Rolling Stones tribute act, The Rollin' Clones.
Nicholas, who suffers from the serious genetic condition cystic fibrosis, was a contestant on The Voice UK 2014, although she failed to progress beyond the blind auditions. A single she released in 2011, "Hold On to Your Dreams, " sold enough copies to enter the UK Top 100 singles chart. Nicholas also has some acting work on her resumé; in her early teens she appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the 1999 Hollywood movie, Sleepy Hollow.
This up-tempo electro-swing track is Electro Velvet's debut song. It was selected by the BBC to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The song received a mixed to negative reception after it was debuted. Alex Larke defended the tune to the BBC, saying: "I like the fact it divides opinion. It's better than everyone having apathy for it."
The song was written by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White. David Mindel is a jingle writer whose previous credits include the theme tunes for National Lottery Live and Jim'll Fix It. He previously co-composed the song "Someday" for Olivia Newton-John that came sixth in A Song For Europe in 1974. Adrian Bax White is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist.
The song failed to impress Eurovision voters and finished 24th out of 27 with just 5 points.
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
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