Sade (band)


Sade (band)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Sade


Img_capt = From left to right: Paul Spencer Denman, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, and Stuart Matthewman
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Background = group_or_band
Alias =
Origin = London, England
Genre = Soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening, adult contemporary
Years_active = 1983–present
Label = Epic, Portrait
Associated_acts =
Influences = Chet Baker, Chris Connor, Marvin Gaye, Astrud Gilberto, Grace Jones, Julie London, Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder
URL = [http://www.sade.com/ www.sade.com]
Current_members = Sade Adu
Stuart Matthewman
Paul Spencer Denman
Andrew Hale
Past_members = Paul Cooke
Notable_instruments =

Sade (pronounced "shah-day," IPA|ʃɑːˈdeɪ) is an English group, which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Its music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening, and adult contemporary. The lead vocalist, Sade Adu, is the only woman in the band and is the only one to appear on its album and single covers.

Band members

*Helen Folasade Aduvocals, guitar
*Stuart Matthewman — sax and guitar
*Paul Spencer Denman — bass
*Andrew Hale — keyboards
*Paul Anthony Cookdrums (1983–1984)

History

1980s

Sade was formed in 1983, when members of a Latin soul band Pride--Helen Folasade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, and Paul Spencer Denman--together with Paul Anthony Cook formed a splinter group and began to write their own material. Later, in 1983, Andrew Hale joined the band. In 1984, Cook was asked to leave the band. Sade, named for the moniker of their lead singer, made its debut in December 1982 at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, in support of Pride. In May 1983 Sade performed at Danceteria Club in New York City. It was Sade's first U.S. show. Sade received more attention from the media and record companies than Pride and separated finally. On 18 October 1983 Sade Adu signed with Portrait Records. All Sade albums were released through this label until it was absorbed by its parent label Epic Records in 1986.

On 25 February 1984 Sade released its first UK single "Your Love Is King". On 28 July 1984 it released the debut album "Diamond Life" in the United Kingdom. In 1984 Sade went on its first UK "Diamond Life" tour. Augmenting Sade were Dave Early (drums), Martin Ditcham (percussion), Terry Bailey (trumpet) and Gordon Matthewman (trombone). On 8 December 1984 Sade released its first U.S. single "Hang on to Your Love". On 23 February 1985, "Diamond Life" was released in the United States. In 1985, Sade won a British Phonographic Institute Award for "Best Album" for the album. The video for "Smooth Operator", directed by Julian Temple, was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards—"Best Female Video" and "Best New Artist".

On 13 July 1985 Sade performed at the Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in London. Sade Adu became the only African artist to appear in front of a live audience of 75,000, and an estimated worldwide television audience of 1.4 billion in 170 countries. On 16 November 1985 Sade released their second album "Promise" in the United Kingdom. On 21 December 1985 "Promise" was released in the United States. In 1986 Sade Adu was nominated for an American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist and won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

In 1985-1986 Sade went on its first world "Promise" tour. Augmenting Sade were Dave Early (drums), Martin Ditcham (percussion), Gordon Matthewman (trumpet), Jake Jacas (trombone & backing vocals), Leroy Osbourne (vocals) and Gordon Hunte (guitar). Sade didn't finish the concert in Frankfurt, Germany, protesting against morbid media attention to private life with friends and families of the band members. On 28 June 1986 Sade performed at the Artists Against Apartheid Concert in the Freedom Festival on Clapham Common in London.

In 1987 Sade was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Promise".

On 14 May 1988 Sade released their third album "Stronger Than Pride" in the United Kingdom. On 4 June 1988 "Stronger Than Pride" was released in the United States.

In 1988 Sade went on their world "Stronger Than Pride" tour. Augmenting Sade were Blair Cunningham (drums), Martin Ditcham (percussion), Leroy Osbourne (vocals), Gordon Hunte (guitar), James McMillan (trumpet) and Jake Jacas (trombone & vocals).

In 1989 Helen Folasade Adu was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

1990s

On 11 November 1992 Sade released its fourth album "Love Deluxe" in the United Kingdom. On 21 November 1992, "Love Deluxe" was released in the United States.

In 1993 Sade went on its world "Love Deluxe" tour. Augmenting Sade were Leroy Osbourne (vocals), Gordon Hunte (guitar), Trevor Murrell (drums), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion) and Rick Braun (trumpet). In 1994, Sade won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for "No Ordinary Love".

On 12 November 1994 Sade released a compilation album "The Best of Sade" in the United Kingdom. On 26 November 1994, "The Best of Sade" was released in the United States.

In 1996, Hale, Denman, and Matthewman formed their own band, Sweetback, and released their self-titled first album.

2000s

On 13 November 2000, Sade released their fifth album "Lovers Rock" in the United Kingdom. On 14 November 2000 "Lovers Rock" was released in the United States. "Lovers Rock" subsequently won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album on February 27, 2002.

In 2001, Sade went on its U.S. "Lovers Rock" tour.

On 18 February 2002, Sade released a live album "Lovers Live" in the United Kingdom. On 5 February 2002, "Lovers Live" was released in the United States.

In 2004, Sweetback released its second album, "Stage 2". In 2005, Sade contributed the bonus track "Mum" to the "Voices for Darfur" DVD.

Discography

tudio albums

*1984: "Diamond Life"
*1985: "Promise"
*1988: "Stronger Than Pride"
*1992: "Love Deluxe"
*2000: "Lovers Rock"

Other albums

*1994: "The Best of Sade"
*2002: "Lovers Live"

EPs

*1989: "Solid Gold Series — Sade"
*1992: "Remix Deluxe" (Japanese)

Video releases

*1985: "Diamond Life"
*1993: "Life Promise Pride Love" ( [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000056MMC DVD release] — 2000)
*1994: "Live Concert Home Video" ( [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000056MMD DVD release] — 2001)
*2002: "Lovers Live"

ingles

1 1985 release in U.S.; follow-up single to "Smooth Operator".
2 1985 release in U.S.

ee also

*List of best-selling music artists
*Sweetback

External links

* [http://www.sade.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.sade-usa.com www.sade-usa.com]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Sade discography] at Discogs.com
* [http://www.cosmopolis.ch/english/cosmo13/sade.htm Compolis.ch]
*musicbrainz artist|id=67930b3e-e00b-469f-8c74-fd69f20522ec|name=Sade
* [http://www.askmen.com/women/singer_60/61_sade.html AskMen.com — Sade]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755442/ Sade] at the Internet Movie Database
* [http://www.ryanwatersmusic.com/ Ryan Waters, Sade guitarist's website]
* [http://www.loversrock.narod.ru/ LoversRock.narod.ru]
* [http://www.paulcookemusic.com/ Paul Cook's site]
* [http://www.saderu.ho.ua/ saderu.ho.ua]


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