Nightcrawlers (band)

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For the 1960s US band, see The Nightcrawlers.
Nightcrawlers
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres House, Acid Jazz
Years active 1992–present
Members Graham Wilson, Hugh Brankin, John Reid, Ronald Wilson, Ross Campbell

Nightcrawlers is a Scottish house music project, assembled by producer, DJ and vocalist John Reid (born 6 September 1963).

Beginnings: 1992–1996[edit]

In 1992, John Reid formed the act following his local success as a DJ and vocalist. He quickly released the debut single "Living Inside A Dream", which failed to reach any commercial success. Reid then decided to release a second single, "Push the Feeling On", which fared much better, becoming an overnight success, peaking at #7 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, and briefly crossing over to pop radio, peaking at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending fifteen weeks on the chart. "Push The Feeling On" was then remixed by Marc Kinchen, an American record producer, who totally reinvented the track. He stripped down the song to edited vocal samples, creating an unusual sounding track. His version, entitled 'The Dub Of Doom Mix', first became known in 1993, and as such, it became heavily played on the underground scene for two years in the UK, eventually reaching #22 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1994 when it was commercially released. In 1995, MK created new mixes for the track, and the single was once again re-released, peaking at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Reid's biggest hit in his homeland.[1][2] Reid then released four further consecutive singles, all featuring remixes by MK. "Surrender Your Love" peaked at #7, "Don't Let The Feeling Go" peaked at #13, "Let's Push It" peaked at #23 and "Should I Ever (Fall in Love)" peaked at #34.[3] In September 1995, Reid released an album containing all six singles he had previously released, using the single "Let's Push It" as the album's title. MK once again worked closely with Reid, repeatedly remixing tracks to his trademark sound. In 1996, Reid released a remixed version of the album, entitled The 12" Mixes: An Album of the Very Best Club Remixes. In the same year, Reid released the single "Keep Pushing Our Love" featuring soul singer Alysha Warren, which peaked at #30, intended to be the lead single from a second studio album. However, due to poor sales of the single, a second album never materialised.

Current work: 1999-present[edit]

In an attempt to revive Nightcrawlers, released a single entitled "Never Knew Love" in 1999. However, it failed to achieve any commercial success and as such, no further releases appeared until 2004, when underground artists JCA and Rosabot released a collaborative remix single of Reid's hit "Push The Feeling On", and it re-entered the U.S. Dance Chart, this time peaking at #1. Elated with the success of the remixes, Reid once again began recording material for a possible second album. In 2011, the first single from the second album, "Cryin' Over You", was released in the United Kingdom and Germany. It features vocals from British singer Taio Cruz.

Solo work[edit]

Reid is a successful songwriter in his own right, having co-written a UK chart-topping single for Westlife ("Unbreakable"), and also songs for Tina Turner and Rod Stewart. He is a friend of Simon Cowell, and he co-wrote the Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis hit "A Moment Like This". He has worked as a songwriter for the Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo, with songs including "No Voy A Llorar", "If You Leave Me Now" and "Hotline", he also worked with Ian Levine, in "Whenever You Need Someone" (Bad Boys Inc), and tracks for Eternal, Gemini and Optimystic.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1995 - "Lets Push It"
  • 1996 - "The 12" Mixes"

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT BEL FRA GER IRE NED SUI SWE UK
[4]
1992 "Living Inside a Dream" Singles only
1995 "Push the Feeling On" 15 3 7 6 4 6 7 3 3 Let's Push It
"Surrender Your Love" 17 11 9 27 14 10 20 18 7
"Don't Let the Feeling Go" 24 26 25 30 13
"Let's Push It" 33 30 41 23
1996 "Should I Ever Fall in Love" 78 34
"Keep Pushing Our Love" (featuring Alysha Warren) 30 Singles only
1999 "Never Knew Love" 59
2011 "Cryin' Over You" (featuring Taio Cruz)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nightcrawlers Biography, Muze Ltd. (Encyclopedia of Popular Music)
  2. ^ Nightcrawlers at ChartStats
  3. ^ The Nightcrawlers featuring John Reid, ChartStats
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 576. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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