Personalities | M People | Nineties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1990–present)
The brainchild of Manchester DJ and scene-maker Mike ‘M’ Pickering who recruited Heather Small (vocals) and Paul Heard (keyboards, electronics) to form the band. Mixing impeccable melody with beats and influences ranging from northern soul to pop the band were soon scoring UK hits like ‘How Can I Love You More?’ and ‘One Night In Heaven’. Small’s powerful emotive vocals were as essential as their sound and Elegant Slumming (1993) and Bizarre Fruit (1994) remain evergreen.
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