The Poppy Girls

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The Poppy Girls is a British pop band consisting of five school-age girls from Armed Forces families.[1][2] The band was first formed in 2013 with the intent to raise money for The Royal British Legion,[3] and the members were selected from a pool of 1000 performers.[4]

Their debut single The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye) debuted at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and was written by Regina Spektor.[5] The full album, No Need To Say Goodbye, entered the UK Album Chart at number 62 in its first week.[6] In November 2013 the group performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron at the Festival of Remembrance.[7][8]

Members[edit]

  • Megan Adams
  • Florence Ransom
  • Alice Milburn
  • Bethany Davy
  • Charlotte Mellor

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • No Need To Say Goodbye (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye) (25 November 2013)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wednesday 23 October 2013 (2013-10-23). "Scot Megan, 10, joins the Poppy Girls to sing military appeal". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  2. ^ Dunkerley, Jennifer. "The Poppy Girls aim to top the charts for their brave fathers". Daily Star. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Copping, Jasper. "Five service schoolgirls form Poppy Girls appeal". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Poppy Girls To Perform For The Queen". Sky News. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Drury, Ian (22 October 2013). "Meet the Poppy Girls: Five youngsters whose fathers have all served in the Armed Forces aim for the Top Ten with charity single". Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "POPPY GIRLS". Official Charts. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Nsubuga, Jimmy. "Poppy Girls singer, 10, in emotional surprise reunion with Royal Navy officer father". Metro. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nerves kick in for Poppy Girls". Independent. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Ferguson, Brian. "Poppy Girls putting pop into poppy for Remembrance". Scotsman. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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