KWS (band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
KWS
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 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.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Title Album details International Chart Peaks
CAN
[2]
US
[3]
KWS/Please Don't Go 56 143
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NZ
[10]
SCO
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[3]
1992 "Please Don't Go" 1 2 27 2 7 3 9 8 11 6 KWS/Please Don't Go
"Rock Your Baby" 8 38 6 32
"Hold Back the Night" (feat. The Trammps) 30 20
1993 "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" 49 (Single releases only)
"Give Me Love (This Christmas Time)"
1994 "It Seems to Hang On" 58 91
"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"
(with Gwen Dickey)
21 43 28
"The More I Get The More I Want"
(feat. Teddy Pendergrass)
35 46
1997 "Gimme Little Sign"
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 295. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Canadian Albums:
  3. ^ a b "US Albums/Singles". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  4. ^ "UK Singles". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Australian Singles". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  6. ^ Canadian Singles:
  7. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961: KUM - KÖR > K.W.S." (in Finnish). Sisältää Hitin - Suomen listalevyt (Timo Pennanen). Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  8. ^ German Singles:
  9. ^ "Irish Singles". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  10. ^ "New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  11. ^ Scottish Singles:
  12. ^ "Swedish Singles". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  13. ^ "Swiss Singles". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  14. ^ "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Canadian Certification". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  16. ^ "RIAA Certification". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016-07-14.