Win (band)

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Win were a Scottish pop band from the 1980s.

After the dissolution of The Fire Engines, Davy Henderson formed Win with Ian Stoddart (Bass), ex-Fire Engine Russell Burn (Drums/Keyboards), Emmanuel "Mani" Shoniwa (Guitar/Bass), Simon Smeeton (Guitar/Bass) and Willie Perry (Keyboards) in 1983. A more determinedly pop act than The Fire Engines, Win were soon being critically praised. Despite being extremely popular in Scotland, partly due to their single You've Got The Power being used in a lager advertising campaign for Scottish brewers McEwan's, they were unable to translate that into more widespread success and break through further afield. They released two albums and disbanded in 1990. Henderson went to working with his new band The Nectarine No. 9, releasing records on the revived Postcard label, Creeping Bent and Beggars' Banquet, later worked with The Sexual Objects. Willie Perry and Ian Stoddart went on to form The Apples with Callum McNair. Mani Shoniwa formed Yoyo Honey, releasing the album Voodoo Soul in 1992.



  • "Unamerican Broadcasting" (Swamplands, 1985)
  • "You've Got the Power" (Swamplands, 1985/1986; released 3 times)
  • "Shampoo Tears" (Swamplands/London, 1986)
  • "Super Popoid Groove" (Swamplands/London, 1987)
  • "What'll You Do til' Sunday Baby?" (Virgin, 1988)
  • "Love Units" (Virgin, 1988)
  • "Dusty Heartfelt" (Virgin, 1988)


  • Uh! Tears Baby (A Trash Icon) (London, 1987)
  • Freaky Trigger (Virgin, 1989)

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