Belouis Some in London, 2016
|Birth name||Neville Keighley|
12 December 1959 |
|Genres||New wave, sophisti-pop, synth-pop|
|Labels||Parlophone Records, Capitol Records, BMG Records|
Belouis Some (born Neville Keighley, 12 December 1959) is a British musician. He had hits in the 1980s with "Some People", "Round,Round" (produced by Bernard Edwards, which appeared on the soundtrack album to the film Pretty in Pink), plus "Imagination" which also achieved success on the UK Singles Chart, and can be heard in the films Ghost Chase (Hollywood-Monster) and The Business. "Some People" and "Imagination" also charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1985.
Keighley attended Dulwich Prep London and Royal Russell School in London, England. He started performing as Belouis Some in 1983 and was signed to Parlophone releasing his first album, Some People, in 1985.
After initial production in London with Ian Little and Pete Schwier, Some People was produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero in New York. Guitarist Carlos Alomar arranged and played on the sessions along with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson, Dave Lebolt, Jimmy Maelen, Carmine Rojas, Guy Fletcher, Gary Barnacle, Rick Bell, Jack Waldman, Chester Kamen, Robin Clark, Frank Simms, Earl Slick. The video for the first single release, "Imagination", was directed by Storm Thorgerson and caused controversy as it contained full frontal nudity. The video for the second single, "Some People", also directed by Thorgerson, was used as a Swatch television advertisement in the U.S.
Belouis Some's contribution to the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, "Round,Round", propelled him towards audiences outside of the clubs. After worldwide chart success and extensive touring, including a support slot on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1985 US tour, the single "Imagination" was re-issued in 1986  and became a hit in the UK. Both "Some People" and "Imagination" were remixed several times.
In late 1986, Belouis Some recorded his second album Belouis Some in New York, produced by Gary Langan and Guy Fletcher. Main band members were Carlos Alomar, Geoff Dugmore, Carmine Rojas, Chester Kamen, Jimmy Maelen, (The Borneo Horns) Lenny Pickett, Steve Elson, Stan Harrison and Fletcher on keyboards. Pete Townshend, Julian Lennon and Neal X made guest appearances on the album.
In 1989, Belouis Some formed The Big Broadcast. The band toured the UK playing small venues and clubs.
In 1993, Belouis Some released the album Living Your Life on BMG Records. The album was produced in London by Geoff Dugmore and Nigel Butler. Musicians included Karl Hyde, Steve Barnacle, Peter Oxendale, and J.J. Belle.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1984||"Target Practice"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Some People|
|"Target Practice (Bullseye Mix)"||—||—||—||—||—||—||16||—||—|
|1987||"Let It Be with You"||53||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||13||Belouis Some|
|1993||"Sometimes"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Living Your Life|
|"Something She Said"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995||"Imagination (Remix)"||95||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||singles only|
|"Let Me Love You for Tonight"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
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