KWS (band)

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Origin Nottingham, England
Genres Pop, rave
Years active 1992–1994
Labels Network Records
Associated acts The Trammps
Teddy Pendergrass
Members Chris King
Winston Williams
Delroy St. Joseph

KWS was a British dance act from Nottingham, England consisting of instrumentalists/record producers Chris King (born 6 September 1966) and Winston Williams (born 14 February 1965), and vocalist Delroy St. Joseph (born 28 November 1967). The band's name is an acronym of the members' surnames, King/Williams/St. Joseph.

Chart history[edit]

They had a number one single in the UK Singles Chart with the double A-side "Please Don't Go" / "Game Boy".[1]

They were subsequently nominated for, and won, the Best British Newcomer award at the BRIT Awards in 1993.

Keyboard player Chris King appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks in the Identity Parade round. It was revealed he is now working as a classic scooter renovator.




Year Single Peak positions Album
1992 "Please Don't Go" 1 3 7 11 8 2 9 6 KWS / Please Don't Go
"Rock Your Baby" 8 6 38 32
"Hold Back the Night" (feat. The Trammps) 30 20
1993 "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" 71 singles only
"Give Me Love (This Christmas Time)"
1994 "It Seems To Hang On" 58
"Ain't Nobody" (with Gwen Dickey) 21 43
"The More I Get The More I Want" (feat. Teddy Pendergrass) 35
1997 "Gimme Little Sign"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 295. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company: KWS". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^ "KWS – US Hot 100". Retrieved 2014-05-11.