Who are the members of Prefab Sprout?

Paddy McAloonGuitar
Martin McAloonBass guitarWendy SmithGuitarNeil ContiDrum Kit
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Why are Prefab Sprout called that?

Several inaccurate stories have circulated about the origins of the band’s unusual name. According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, the band’s name was a mondegreen from the song “Jackson” (“We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout”), misheard by frontman Paddy McAloon.

Where are Prefab Sprout from?

Witton Gilbert, United KingdomPrefab Sprout / OriginWitton Gilbert is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. Wikipedia

What year was Prefab Sprout?

Prefab Sprout were formed in Newcastle, England, in 1977 by Paddy McAloon, who sings and plays guitar and piano, and his bass-playing younger brother, Martin.

What happened to Wendy from Prefab Sprout?

Wendy Smith (born 31 May 1963) is an English musician, best known as being a singer and guitarist in the band Prefab Sprout. In 2015, she became the director of creative learning at The Sage in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

Where is Paddy McAloon now?

Personal life. As of September 2013, McAloon resides in his native County Durham with his wife and three daughters.

Who is Paddy McAloon married to?

McAloon, 42, has had an uneven few years. He got married – to Victoria, whom he met in a Newcastle music shop – and is now a father.

What happened Paddy McAloon?

A disorder of the inner ear characterised by vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss, Ménière’s disease – which has no known cure – has caused McAloon to retreat from public life.

Who is Thomas Dolby’s wife?

Kathleen BellerThomas Dolby / Wife (m. 1988)

Why Prefab Sprout int?

Prefab Sprout Int delivers environmentally friendly Prefab Modular Office buildings that meet the highest standards. The modular office solution is sustainable and can be easily re-purposed as operational or workforce needs change. It is also more energy efficient to construct.

When did Prefab Sprout come out?

Prefab Sprout are an English pop band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham who rose to fame during the 1980s. Formed in 1978 by brothers Paddy and Martin McAloon and joined by vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Wendy Smith in 1982, they released their debut album Swoon to critical acclaim in 1984.

What is Prefab Sprout’s biggest hit?

Their greatest hits, A Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout, gave them their biggest US hit, “If You Don’t Love Me”, which spent several weeks in the Top 10 on the dance chart. McAloon joked in the album liner notes about the band’s lack of touring over the past decade.

What happened to Prefab Sprout Wendy Smith?

After a five year hiatus, Prefab Sprout released their first new studio album since 1990’s Jordan, Andromeda Heights, in 1997. After its release, Wendy Smith left the band to pursue a new career as a voice instructor.