Dario G

Dario G

Dario G is the name of a dance music trio[citation needed] from Crewe, Cheshire, England. Despite popular belief the group are not named after the manager of Crewe Alexandra, Dario Gradi but changed their name from Dario to Dario G after being threatened with legal action from an artist of the same name. Co-founder Paul Spencer said they added the G as a last minute thing copying Kenny G as the group needed a quick new name and the similarity to Gradi was a complete co-incidence. Its founder members are Paul Spencer, Scott Rosser and Stephen Spencer (the Spencers are not related), although Paul Spencer is the only remaining member of the trio. Paul Spencer is a lifelong Stoke City supporter.



In 1997 they reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart with "Sunchyme", a song built around a sample of "Life In A Northern Town", a #15 hit for The Dream Academy in 1985, and peaked at #5 with the follow-up "Carnaval de Paris", relating to the 1998 football World Cup in France.[1]

"Sunchyme" also hit #1 on the American Hot Dance Club Play chart in that year. A less successful version of "Carnaval de Paris" was released in 2002, for the World Cup in South Korea and Japan. In 1998, they released their first album, Sunmachine.

In March 2000, their song "Voices", featuring vocals from Vanessa Quiñones, produced by Peter Oxendale, was used for the film, The Beach. The track was taken from Sunmachine, which was originally going to be titled 'Super Dario Land' according to the "Sunchyme" single.[citation needed]

In December 2000, Dario G released "Dream To Me", with vocals by Ingfrid Straumstøyl, which is based on the song "Dreams" by The Cranberries. "Dream To Me" reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart in January 2001[1] and #9 in Germany later that year. It was also the second most played radio record in Germany that summer.[citation needed] November 2001 saw their next release, "Say What's On Your Mind". "Say What's On Your Mind" had club mixes from Almighty Records and StoneBridge (DJ). In early 2003, Dario G released "Heaven Is Closer (Feels Like Heaven)", a remake of the 1980s hit, "Feels Like Heaven", by the Fiction Factory. It reached #39 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Dario G also released an album called In Full Colour, which was available in Continental Europe, but not widely available in the UK.

Recent times

A single "Ring of Fire" was promoted throughout Europe in 2006. It borrowed the main trumpet melody from the Johnny Cash recording of the same name. It was played at England's pre-World Cup friendlies in May 2006. The single itself was released in September 2006. All of the Dario G songs are used regularly as background to Television shows[citation needed].



  • 1998: Sunmachine
  • 2001: In Full Colour

See also


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 141. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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