Andrew Roachford

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Andrew Roachford
Andrew Roachford.jpg
Roachford performing with Mike + The Mechanics
Background information
Birth name Andrew Roachford
Born (1965-01-22) 22 January 1965 (age 49)
London, England
Genres Pop rock, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, percussion
Years active 1987–present
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Mike + The Mechanics

Andrew Roachford (born 22 January 1965) is a British singer-songwriter.

Andrew Roachford was born in London. He was the main force behind the band Roachford, who scored their first success in 1989 with the hits "Cuddly Toy" and "Family Man". Formed in 1987, the line-up was Andrew Roachford (vocals, keyboards, percussion), Chris Taylor (drums), Hawi Gondwe (guitars) and Derrick Taylor (bass guitar). By 1988 the band were touring, supporting acts such as Terence Trent D'Arby and The Christians. Shortly afterward, a seven album recording contract with Columbia was signed. They went on to have a string of success throughout the 1990s, becoming Columbia's biggest selling UK act for ten years.[1]

Roachford released his first solo album, Heart of the Matter, in 2003. His next album Word of Mouth was released in March 2006 under the band name Roachford. In 2010, Roachford joined Mike + The Mechanics along with Tim Howar. The following year the album The Road was released featuring Roachford and Howar as lead vocalists.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK[2][3] US AUS[4] NZ[5] GER SWI AUT NET SWE
1988 Roachford
  • Released: 12 July 1988
  • Label: CBS
11 109 48
1991 Get Ready!
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Columbia
20 49
1994 Permanent Shade of Blue
  • Released: 30 March 1994
  • Label: Columbia
25 2 11 52
1997 Feel
  • Released: 29 September 1997
  • Label: Columbia
19 61 37 50 47
2000 The Roachford Files
  • Released: 9 October 2000
  • Label: Columbia
88 100
2003 Heart of the Matter
  • Released: 4 August 2003
  • Label: Absolute
  • Released under the artist name Andrew Roachford
2005 The Very Best of Roachford
  • Released: 30 May 2005
  • Label: Columbia
Word of Mouth
  • Released: 27 June 2005
  • Label: Peppermint Jam/SPV
88
2011 Where I Stand
  • Released: 10 April 2011
  • Label: M3 Records
Addictive
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: M3 Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK[2][3] US AUS NZ GER SWI AUT NET FRA
1988 "Cuddly Toy" 61 48 Roachford
"Find Me Another Love" 100
1989 "Cuddly Toy" (re-release) 4 25 49 17
"Family Man" 25
"Kathleen" 43
1991 "Get Ready!" 22 43 35 Get Ready!
"Stone City" 58
"Innocent Eyes"
"Higher"
1994 "Only To Be With You" 21 18 24 57 44 Permanent Shade of Blue
"Lay Your Love on Me" 36 26 7 55
"This Generation" 38 32 60
"Cry For Me" 46
1995 "I Know You Don't Love Me" 42
1997 "The Way I Feel" 20 91 46 Feel
1998 "How Could I? (Insecurity)" 34
"Naked Without You" 53 71
"Ain't No Stopping Us Now" (MOBO Allstars)+ 47
1999 "Walk Away" (PF Project feat. Roachford)
2000 "From Now On" 111 The Roachford Files
2001 "Run Baby Run" (Bustafunk feat. Roachford) 60 11 Bustafunk (Bustafunk album)
2003 "The Pressure" Heart of the Matter
2004 "Pop Muzak" (Mousse T. with Roachford) 26 73 14 Word of Mouth
2005 "River of Love" 85
"Tomorrow"
2007 "Ride The Storm" (Roachford & M.Y.N.C. Project)
"Ride The Storm" (Remix)
(Carl Kennedy vs M.Y.N.C Project feat. Roachford)
2010 "Survive" (Laurent Wolf feat Andrew Roachford) 9 Harmony (Laurent Wolf album)
2011 "Wishing You Knew" Addictive
"Complicated"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography Roachford.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 465. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=5165 Chart Stats – Roachford, http://zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_R.HTM zobbel.de – Roachford
  4. ^ Roachford – Only To Be With You. australian-charts.com. Retrieved on 23 April 2012.
  5. ^ Roachford – Only To Be With You. charts.org.nz. Retrieved on 23 April 2012.

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