Nightcrawlers (band)

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Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres House
Years active 1992–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts
  • John Reid
Past members

Nightcrawlers is a Scottish house music project, assembled by producer, DJ and vocalist John Reid (born 6 September 1963).

Beginnings: 1992–1996[edit]

In 1992, John Reid formed the act following his local success as a DJ and vocalist. He quickly released the debut single "Living Inside a Dream", which failed to reach any commercial success. Reid then decided to release a second single, "Push the Feeling On", which fared much better, becoming an overnight success, peaking at No. 7 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, and briefly crossing over to pop radio, peaking at No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending fifteen weeks on the chart. "Push the Feeling On" was then remixed by Marc Kinchen, an American record producer, who essentially reinvented the track. He stripped down the song to edited vocal samples, creating an unusual sounding track. His version, entitled 'The Dub of Doom Mix', first became known in 1993, and as such, it became heavily played on the underground scene for two years in the UK, eventually reaching No. 22 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1994 when it was commercially released. In 1995, MK created new mixes for the track, and the single was once again re-released, peaking at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Reid's biggest hit in his homeland.[1][2] Reid then released four further consecutive singles, all featuring remixes by MK. "Surrender Your Love" peaked at No. 7, "Don't Let the Feeling Go" peaked at No. 13, "Let's Push It" peaked at No. 23 and "Should I Ever (Fall in Love)" peaked at No. 34.[2] In September 1995, Reid released an album containing all six singles he had previously released, using the single "Let's Push It" as the album's title. MK once again worked closely with Reid, repeatedly remixing tracks to his trademark sound. In 1996, Reid released a remixed version of the album, entitled The 12" Mixes: An Album of the Very Best Club Remixes. In the same year, Reid released the single "Keep Pushing Our Love" featuring soul singer Alysha Warren, which peaked at No. 30, intended to be the lead single from a second studio album. However, due to poor sales of the single, a second album never materialised.

Current work: 1999–present[edit]

In an attempt to revive Nightcrawlers, Reid released a single entitled "Never Knew Love" in 1999. However, it failed to achieve any commercial success and as such, no further releases appeared until 2004, when underground artists JCA and Rosabot released a collaborative remix single of Reid's hit "Push The Feeling On". It re-entered the U.S. Dance Chart, this time peaking at #1. Elated with the success of the remixes, Reid once again began recording material for a possible second album. In 2011, the first single from the second album, "Cryin' Over You", was released in the United Kingdom and Germany. It features vocals from British singer Taio Cruz.

In 2018, John Reid released an EP titled The Nightcrawlers Soul Sessions.

Solo work[edit]

Reid is a successful songwriter in his own right, having co-written a UK chart-topping single for Westlife ("Unbreakable"), Tina Turner's 1999 hit-single When the Heartache Is Over and also songs for Rod Stewart. He is a friend of Simon Cowell, and he co-wrote the Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis hit "A Moment Like This". He has worked as a songwriter for the Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo, with songs including "No Voy A Llorar", "If You Leave Me Now" and "Hotline", he also worked with Ian Levine, in "Whenever You Need Someone" (Bad Boys Inc), and tracks for Eternal, Gemini, Claire Richards for "My Heart Is Heading Home (This Christmas)" track and Optimystic.[1]

Ross Campbell is currently a lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Studio albums[edit]


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)


1992 "Living Inside a Dream" Singles only
1992 "Push the Feeling On" 86
1994 "Push the Feeling On" (MK Mixes) 22
1995 "Push the Feeling On" (New MK Mixes for '95) 3 62 15 7 3 7 6 4 6 3 7 Lets Push It
"Surrender Your Love" 7 17 29 11 9 27 14 10 18 20
"Don't Let the Feeling Go" 13 46 24 26 30 25
1996 "Let's Push It" 23 107 35 33 30 41
"Should I Ever (Fall in Love)" 34 78
"Keep Pushing Our Love" (featuring Alysha Warren) 30 Singles only
1999 "Never Knew Love" 59
2003 "Push the Feeling On 2003" 64
2007 "Push the Feeling On 2007" 82
2011 "Cryin' Over You" (featuring Taio Cruz)
2012 "Push the Feeling On 2k12" (with Glamrock Brothers & Sunloverz) 100 57
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nightcrawlers Biography, Muze Ltd. (Encyclopedia of Popular Music)
  2. ^ a b c d "Nightcrawlers - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ " > Nightcrawlers in Finnish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b " > Nightcrawlers in der Schweizer Hitparade" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "31 October 1992 (from 'The 76-100 pos. UK-Charts-Thread' thread on". Retrieved 31 July 2017.  N.B. The Official Charts site does not display peaks between 76–100 for the period 13 April 1991 to 29 January 1994 inclusive.
  6. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 576. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  9. ^ " > Nightcrawlers in der Österreichischen Hitparade" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop > Nightcrawlers in Ultratop Vlaanderen" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop > Nightcrawlers dans l'Ultratop Wallonie" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  12. ^ " > Nightcrawlers dans les Charts Français" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  13. ^ German chart peaks:
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Nightcrawlers' (from". (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  15. ^ " > Nightcrawlers in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  16. ^ " > Nightcrawlers in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Nightcrawlers (from". (original source published by British Phonographic Industry). Retrieved 31 July 2017. 

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