Win (band)

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Origin Scotland
Genres Pop
Years active 1983 (1983)–1990 (1990)
Past members

Win were a Scottish pop band from the 1980s.[1]

After the dissolution of The Fire Engines, Davy Henderson formed Win with Ian Stoddart (Bass), ex-Fire Engine Russell Burn (Drums/Keyboards), Emmanuel "Mani" Shoniwa (Guitar/Bass), Simon Smeeton (Guitar/Bass) and Willie Perry (Keyboards) in 1983. A more determinedly pop act than The Fire Engines, they were commercially successful in Scotland, partly due to their single "You've Got the Power" being used in a lager advertising campaign for Scottish brewers McEwan's. But they were unable to translate that into more widespread success and break through further afield. They released two albums and disbanded in 1990. Henderson went to working with his new band The Nectarine No. 9, releasing records on the revived Postcard label, Creeping Bent and Beggars' Banquet, later worked with The Sexual Objects. Willie Perry and Ian Stoddart went on to form The Apples with Callum McNair. Mani Shoniwa formed Yoyo Honey, releasing the album Voodoo Soul in 1992.



  • "Unamerican Broadcasting" (Swamplands, 1985)
  • "You've Got the Power" (Swamplands, 1985/1986; released 3 times)
  • "Shampoo Tears" (Swamplands/London, 1986)
  • "Super Popoid Groove" (Swamplands/London, 1987)
  • "What'll You Do til' Sunday Baby?" (Virgin, 1988)
  • "Love Units" (Virgin, 1988)
  • "Dusty Heartfelt" (Virgin, 1988)


  • Uh! Tears Baby (A Trash Icon) (London, 1987)
  • Freaky Trigger (Virgin, 1989)


  1. ^ Schnee, Steve. "Win - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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