Voice of the Beehive

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Voice of the Beehive
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative, pop rock
Years active 1986 (1986)–1996 (1996)
Labels Food, London, East West, Discovery
Associated acts Madness, That Petrol Emotion
Website voiceofthebeehive.com
Past members Tracey Bryn
Melissa Brooke Belland
Mike Jones
Mark Bedford
Daniel Woodgate
Martin Brett
Brad Nack
Tom Fenner

Voice of the Beehive was an Anglo-American alternative pop rock band formed in London in 1986 by Californian sisters Tracey Bryn and Melissa Brooke Belland, daughters of The Four Preps singer, Bruce Belland.

Career[edit]

Voice of the Beehive was formed in 1986 by sisters Tracey Belland (vocals/guitar) and Melissa Belland (vocals) with British band members Martin Brett (bass guitar), Daniel Woodgate (drums) and Mike Jones (guitar). The band's initial success came in the UK, US and Australia. The band had five Top 40 singles from two albums in the UK.[1]

Their biggest commercial success came with the singles, "Don't Call Me Baby", "Monsters and Angels", "I Think I Love You", "I Walk The Earth" and "I Say Nothing" from their first two albums Let It Bee and Honey Lingers. In 1996, the band released a third album Sex & Misery. The band reformed in 2003 to play a two-week UK tour.

The members of Voice of the Beehive have since gone their separate ways. Tracey Bryn is a teacher in Laguna Beach, California. Melissa Belland runs her own company "Made In Heaven", also in Laguna Beach. Martin Brett runs Brett Dempsey Music Productions in London and joined I, Ludicrous on bass guitar in 2008. In 2011, he released his first solo single "Lover's Lane" under his original punk name Brett Martini. He also trained to become a facial hair specialist for film, theatre, and television in 2010. Daniel Woodgate still plays drums in Madness. Mike Jones lives in Norwich, England and still plays guitar.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK[1][2] US Hot 100 US Modern Rock AUS
[3][4][5]
1987 "Just a City" Let It Bee
"I Say Nothing" 45 73
1988 "I Walk the Earth" 42
"Don't Call Me Baby" 15 48
"I Say Nothing" (re-issue) 22 11
"I Walk the Earth" (re-issue) 46
"Man in the Moon" 93
1991 "Monsters and Angels" 17 74 8 72 Honey Lingers
"I Think I Love You" 25 12
"Perfect Place" 37 31
1995 "Angel Come Down" 103 Sex & Misery
1996 "Scary Kisses" 77
"Heavenly"
"So Hard"

Other appearances[edit]

Voice of the Beehive provided harmonies on Bill Drummond's album, The Man (1986).

An early version of "Beat of Love" was featured on the London Records compilation Giant (1987).

Melissa and Tracey contributed a cover of "Three Feet High and Rising" to the Johnny Cash tribute album Til Things Are Brighter (1988).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 588. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Chart Log UK". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, NSW, Australia: Australian Chart Book. p. 330. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - Voice of the Beehive". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 

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