Harmony and harmonies...
The wealth of a blend of stunning talents ....
Melodies and words
speaking and belonging to everyone.
"THIS IS THE MUSIC...THESE ARE THE MOMENTS...
THE MEMORIES OF HOW, WHEN AND WHERE ...
This is The Journey we are blessed to share with you"
THE LONDONBEAT STORY
Jimmy Helms, Jimmy Chambers and George Chandler have known each other for a long time.
They regularly tour together as choristers for artists such as Paul Young, Fine Young Cannibals, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Madness,
Godley & Crème...
An unexpected call
Barely back home after doing a TV show in the north of England (The Tub), Jimmy Helms gets a call.
Willy M who saw the show is excited! He's looking to find some people to write songs with...
...ARE YOU GUYS INTERESTED ?
This call was the birth ... which started to roll the whole thing.
Hard work and increased inspiration combined with a special and very collaborative way of writing and composing... in a few months, the first album is ready! Our 4 adopted Londoners have found their own rhythm/beat, the "LONDONBEAT"
They first grabbed the public’s attention in Holland in 1988, reaching Top Ten with their single
'There’s A Beat Going On', followed by '9AM (The Comfort Zone)' which blipped on the British pop charts.
Both songs were extracted from their first album 'SPEAK'.
Armed with their many individual experiences and enriched by the harmony of their harmonies, they continue to write and compose, fine-tuning their identity.
Vibrant and prolific time.
They have the titles of a new album and one in particular that seems to them successful...
The 2nd studio LP, 'IN THE BLOOD' , written and recorded in their own Studio in London,
high-light the chemistry between the three-part harmonies, and Willy Henshall’s quirky guitar. Add the pop-gospel lead vocals, and the unique Londonbeat sound emerges.
"When love is in the heart,
the Beat is In The Blood..."
This album produced by Martyn Philips put them on the world pop music map in 1990 with 'A Better Love' and THE world-wide smash hit
'I’ve Been Thinking About You'.
One of those magical songs that makes the sun rise on your face.
You hear it just once and you never forget it.
"We wrote 'Thinking' in a couple of hours,
then rewrote it a dozen times before we realized the first idea was the best."
'I've Been Thinking About You' was turned down by quite a few record producers & record companies.
They finally got a deal. The critics were wrong...
But after the fact, it was the incredible success!
"First time we heard 'I've Been Thinking About You' on the radio was bliss...
The bliss of knowing your music is connecting on a global scale!
If everyone could know that bliss just once in their lives!"
... MTV… all the major music channels… Suddenly their videos were in heavy rotation all around the globe.