POSTPONED: A Flock of Seagulls
A Flock Of Seagulls may well be known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as much as their hit single ‘I Ran’. A Flock of Seagulls were one of prime movers in the 80’s new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement. Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Bill Nelsons Cocteau Records early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, ‘Telecommunication,’ became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs.
The group had a string of international hit singles including “I Ran (So Far Away)” “Space Age Love Song”, “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)”, and “The More You Live, the More You Love”. Their video for “I Ran (So Far Away)” received airplay on MTV during the Second British Invasion. The band won a Grammy Award in 1983 for their instrumental “D.N.A.”.
In 2018 the members of the original lineup came together to record an album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra entitled Ascension.