There are two artists named The Springfields. 1. The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK, USA and Ireland, but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. The trio formed in 1960, when Mary "Dusty" O’Brien joined her brother Dion O'Brien and Tim Feild, who had been working as a duo,"The Kensington Squares". Dion became Tom Springfield, and Mary became Dusty Springfield. Feild was later replaced by Mike Hurst.
There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band. 1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.
There are at least four groups under this name. 1) One of the acts on the legendary indie label Sarah Records, The Orchids play pop in its purest and most engaging form. The band formed in the mid-1980s in Penilee, near Govan, in south Glasgow, releasing two full-length studio albums plus a string of EPs and singles. After Sarah dissolved in 1995 the band packed it in, but recently reformed to record a new album for the Siesta label and resumed gigging with a breathtaking comeback performance at London's Luminaire in March 2007.
Secret Shine is a shoegaze band from Bristol, Britain. They released their first material on the legendary Sarah Records Label. Their first single was "After years", Sarah 53, 1990, and their 10-track debut album "Untouched" was released in 1993 (Sarah 613). The band stopped playing music around about the beginning of 1996. But in 2005 they reappeared, releasing two EPs, "Elemental" and "Beyond sea and sky".
Their latest release is "All of the Stars", on April 8th 2008 from Clairecords. Official Website
Harvey Williams hails from Newlyn, just outside Penzance, at the western tip of Cornwall. He made his first recordings over ten years ago, using the pseudonym Another Sunny Day. Under this name he released half a dozen singles on Sarah Records - including two of the first ten releases on the label (one of these being the infamous and much misunderstood Anorak City flexidisc) - and picked up a couple of Single of the Week awards in the weekly music press along the way. All of these releases were later collected by Sarah onto the best-selling London Weekend compilation.
14 Iced Bears were a British indie band associated with the C86 scene, existing between 1985 and 1992. They released two albums: 14 Iced Bears (1988) and Wonder (1991), featuring jangly indie pop, like that of their peers, but characterised by a fuzzy protopunk-like sound with a growing psych influence.
There are at least 6 bands with the name "Wake"*. *If you listen to the British post-punk band, the Finnish melodic death metal band, or the US goth rock band, the correct tag is The Wake. Please fix your tags. 1. WAKE is a Canadian grindcore band from Calgary, Alberta. www.myspace.com/ourwake or http://hearingaidsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/surrounded-by-human-filth-7 Started in 2009 and have released a self titled 7'' , a split 7'' with Dephosphorus and Full length on 7 Degrees Records.