Tymes 4

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Tymes 4
OriginLondon, England
GenresPop
Years active2001–2005
LabelsAvex Records
Past membersMelissa Garrick
Taymah Gaye
Leah Tribe
Natalie Edwards
Holly Mallett

Tymes 4 were a four-piece girl band from London. They released two albums and three singles.

History[edit]

Their first single was "Bodyrock", released in August 2001 in the United Kingdom. It was promoted around the UK, appearing on different television shows and with Tymes 4 doing a mini tour around selected schools. The track reached #23 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] with a three-week residence. Their second single was "She Got Game" and featured on BBC Television's Children in Need show Live & Kicking, The Saturday Show and Pepsi Chart Show. This was also a Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom reaching #40,[2] in December 2001.

The band went quiet for about six months but returned in mid-2002 with the news that band member Holly James (her name was Holly Mallet at the time of being in Tymes 4) had left the band to go solo and pursue an acting career. They found another member called Leah Tribe, and they got back to work. In mid-2002 they re-released their debut single "Bodyrock" in Europe with a new cover and new remixes. One of the remixes called "Bodyrock" (Full Crew R'N'B Remix) had different lyrics than the original. The re-release was a flop and did not chart.

The band returned in April 2003 with a new single "Hooked", co-written by band member Taymah Gaye, and released later that month after promotion campaign in the Netherlands. Tymes 4 appeared on Top of the Pops and Box Fresh, and reached #69 in the Netherlands. Their debut album 4 Story followed, and they concentrated on the Japan market, where they signed a recording contract with Avex Records. In January 2005 their second album, The Covers, appeared which featured cover versions of various contemporary artists tracks, including Mariah Carey ("Always Be My Baby"), TLC ("No Scrubs") and Cyndi Lauper ("Time After Time").

The band then split; former member Holly James performed guest vocals on Jason Nevins' "I'm In Heaven", which entered the UK Singles Chart at #9. More recently, Melissa Garrick performed guest vocals on Supafly's "Moving Too Fast" in 2006, which reached #23 in the UK. Taymah Gaye has retired from the music industry and has given birth to a child, while Leah Tribe and Natalie Edwards have also moved on.

2016

Their debut album "4 Story" originally released in some European countries and Asia will finally be released in the UK on 8 July 2016, 13 years since original release in 2003 onto iTunes with bonus tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 571. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Top40-charts.com

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