Roman Holliday


Roman Holliday

Roman Holliday was a 1980s British band, whose style of music was a mixture of swing and pop.

Band members

Roman Holliday was mainly composed of:
* Steve Lambert (born 14 March, 1962 in Mile End, London) — (singer)
* Brian Bonhomme (born 30 September, 1962, in Harlow, Essex) — (guitar / vocals)
* Simon Cohen (born 11 January 1963) — (drums)
* Adrian York (born 1 July 1961) — (piano)
* Jon Durno (born 4 March 1962) — (bass)
* John Eacott (born 19 December 1961) — (trumpet)
* Rob Lambert (born 22 February 1963) — (saxophone).

History

The band started in 1980, composed of Bonhomme, Lambert, Cohen and Peter Noone (not the one from Hermann's Hermits) -- who left the band shortly thereafter. In 1984 both brass men, Rob Lambert and John Eacott also left the band.

Discography

Roman Holliday only produced two albums:
* "Cookin' on the Roof" (1983)
* "Fire Me Up" (1984)

They are best known in the UK for their hit single, "Don't Try To Stop It", which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1983. A follow-up, "Motormania," peaked at number 40.

In the United States the group achieved exposure through MTV, which aired their "Stand By" video. The single went to number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart in November 1983.

After the hollidays

Brian Bonhomme is currently employed at Youngstown State University. He is a professor of Russian History, and teaches a number of courses in World and European history.

External links

* [http://brianbonhomme.freeservers.com/ Brian Bonhomme's website]
* [http://www.romanholliday.co.uk/ Roman Holliday Main Website]
* [http://www.stevelambertmusic.com Steve Lambert official website]
* [http://romanholliday.hp.infoseek.co.jp/ Tribute Japanese website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Holliday — is the name of a number of places and people. It may refer to:Places* Holliday, Missouri * Holliday, Texas * Hollidays Cove, West VirginiaPeople* Charles O. Holliday, CEO of DuPont * Cyrus K. Holliday, co founder of Topeka, Kansas * D. Van… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Holiday (disambiguation) — Roman Holiday may refer to:* Roman Holiday , a 1953 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck * Roman Holiday (novel), by Upton Sinclair * The Roman Holidays , a 1972 cartoon series *Roman festivals, holidays in ancient Rome:cite web |url=… …   Wikipedia

  • Don't Try to Stop It — 7 cover sleeve Single by Roman Holliday B side Beat Mt Time Released June 10, 1983 …   Wikipedia

  • March 4 — << March 2011 >> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Waterloo Sunset (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Waterloo Sunset Type = Album Artist = Barb Jungr Released = 3 November, 2003 Recorded = September 2003, Mark Angel Studios, London, UK Genre = European cabaret Length = 54:44 Label = Linn Records Producer = Adrian York… …   Wikipedia

  • Musikladen — Genre Music Presented by Manfred Sexauer Uschi Nerke (1972 1978) Auwa (1979 1981) Christine Röthig (1984) Theme music composer Mark Wirtz Country of origin West Germany …   Wikipedia

  • List of Peel sessions — This is a list of artists (bands and individual musicians) who recorded at least one session for John Peel and his show on BBC Radio 1 from 1967 to his death in 2004. the first session was recorded by Tomorrow on 21 September 1967, and the last… …   Wikipedia

  • Don't Try To Stop It — is the 3rd single released by Roman Holliday.The single was released on 10 June 1983 as a 7 , 12 and 7 shaped picture disc single.Side A: Don t Try to Stop it (2:56) written by Brian BonhommeSide B: Beat Mt Time (1:56) written by Brian Bonhomme… …   Wikipedia

  • Bad Wives — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Bad Wives Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musikladen — Seriendaten Originaltitel Musikladen Produktionsland Bundesrepublik Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.