Dream Frequency

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Dream Frequency are an English electronic music band, formed in Preston, Lancashire, England. One of the projects of the late 1980s, founded by Ian Bland, with American singer Debbie Sharp they performed initially at local events in the English rave clubs such as Shelley's.

In early 1992, the project gained their first hit single with "Feel So Real", which peaked at No. 23 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Shortly thereafter, "Take Me" reached No. 39 in the UK chart; the latter was released as a promo in the United States but failed to chart there. In 1994, their further efforts "Good Times" / "The Dream" (No. 67) and "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real" (No. 65) also made brief forays into the UK chart.[1]

At the time, Ian Bland was also involved with fellow chart acts, Beat Renegades, Quake featuring Marcia Rae, and Red.[1]

After a long pause, Dream Frequency became active again at the beginning of the new millennium, and was still represented both nationally and internationally. Ian Bland was also one half of Dancing Divaz, and also one half of Quake and Dejure. Bland is currently producing under Hollywood Hills and runs his own label Maison Records.

UK chart singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peaks Album
1990 "Live the Dream" 99 - One Nation
1991 "Love, Peace and Harmony" 71 -
1992 "Feel So Real" 23 -
"Take Me" 39 62
1993 "So Sweet" - singles only
1994 "Good Times" 67 -
"You Make Me Feel Mighty Real" 65 -


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 168. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Dream Frequency - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

Other sources[edit]

  • Larkin, Colin (1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. London: Guinness Publishing. p. 1241. ISBN 978-1-56159-176-3. Retrieved 10 April 2009. "Dream Frequency. On the back of popular club tunes like "Feel So Real" and "Take Me", Debbie Sharp and Ian Bland have conquered a niche market, especially in being among the few dance acts to avail themselves of the live arena. They generated several column inches when they were originally sought out by Madonna's Maverick label ..."
  • "Dream Frequency at Move". Border Telegraph. 28 January 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  • "Dream Frequency". Discogs. Retrieved 21 July 2009.