Dreamhouse (band)

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Dreamhouse
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Background information
Origin UK
Genres Pop, Eurodance, dance-pop, reggae fusion
Years active 1995–1999
Labels Trauma Records, Chase Records
Members Paul Barry
David Riley
Jules Tulley

Dreamhouse were a British dance/pop group which consisted of members Paul Barry, David Riley, and Jules Tulley. They released their debut album, first in Asia in 1997 (entitled Sha La La), and then in Europe and the U.S. in 1998 (self-titled as Dreamhouse). The band released four singles, including a cover version of the Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs song "Stay".

History[edit]

David Riley, a native of Jamaica, was a collaborator on remixes with artists such as R. Kelly and Fu Schnickens.[1] Jules Tulley worked as a session musician and television presenter, while vocalist Paul Barry was new to the music industry.[2] After the trio met in a London recording studio, they formed Dreamhouse and were signed to Trauma Records.[1] Their self-titled debut album mixed dance-oriented covers of 1960s pop songs with original compositions rooted in reggae.[3] The group's rendition of "Stay", the 1960 number-one song by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, was released as a UK single in 1995 and reached number 62 on the chart.[4] Three years later, "Stay" was released in the US as the album's lead single.[2][3]

The Asian release of their album slightly differs from the Europe/US version, as it contains more tracks. Included is the song "Sha La La" (originally by The Walkers) plus two mixes of the song; a mix of "Let's Live for Today" (originally by The Rokes), and the two extra tracks "Walk Like a Man" (originally by The Four Seasons) and "Lightnin' Bar Blues" (originally by Hoyt Axton). The only track on the other album release which isn't included in the Asia version is an extended mix of "Stay".

Discography[5][edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1997: Sha La La (Asian release)
  • 1998: Dreamhouse (Europe/US release)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
UK[4]
"Stay" 1995 62
"Hay Que Linda" 1996
"Sha La La" 1997
"Let's Live for Today" 1998
"—" denotes release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Dreamhouse - Biography". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 03-09-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Singles - New & Noteworthy". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 110 (24): 23. 1998-06-13. Retrieved 03-09-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Dreamhouse - 'Dreamhouse' - Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 03-09-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Dreamhouse - 'Stay'". Chart Stats. Retrieved 03-09-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Singles & Album Discography